#CHEATCLEAN HANGOVER MEALS

-Talilla

Everyone at 1R knows that I'm a bit of a health freak, I hit up about 4 sessions a week and eat a very clean diet. However the last few weeks I've been having a much needed blow-out, consuming lots of alcohol and suffering from a few too many hangovers. We can all relate to those post night out cravings of greasy, carb-heavy foods to soak up all those toxins. However I’ve quickly come to realise that the best way to cure my hangover is not a Domino’s stuffed crust, but instead lots of greens and protein to get my energy levels back up.

Trying to force feed yourself vegetables on a hangover is never fun, so I decided to experiment and make my own #CleanCheat meals. Here are my top 5 + dessert, guaranteed to taste JUST as good as the dirty alternative and 10 times better for you and your hangover. 

 

Thank me later. 

Spag Bol --> Courgetti Bolognese 

 

300g Muscle Food lean mince

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 onion

1 carrot

1 stick celery

2 cloves garlic

200g mushrooms

400ml tomato passata

​1 gluten free vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 150ml hot water

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp oregano

Corgetti: 4 medium courgettes cut into thin ribbons

  • Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, carrot and celery. Cook whilst stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes. 

  • Add the passata, vegetable stock, tomato puree and oregano. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked

  • Stir in the Mince and continue to cook over low heat. 

  • For the courgette, preheat the oil in a large pan. Add the courgette and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the meat/ sauce to the corgette. 

DOMINOS PIZZA --> CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA 

 

Base: 

cauliflower

100g ground almonds

eggs

1 tbsp dried oregano

Topping: 

Can of chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato purée

1 garlic clove

½ large aubergine

​1 small red onion​

125g ball mozzarella​

  • Blitz the cauliflower in a food processor. Tip all the cauliflower in a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on High for 5-6 mins until softened. Once cool, scrunch up the tea towel and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the cauliflower, then transfer to a clean bowl. Stir in the ground almonds, egg, oregano. Line a baking tray with baking sheet and grease. Mound the cauliflower mix into the centre of the tray, and make into into a circle crust. Bake for 15-18 mins until a little crispy.

  • Cook aubergine for 5-6 mins and fry the onions. Pizza sauce: whizz the canned tomatoes, tomato purée, garlic. Cook gently in a saucepan for 8-10 mins until thick.

  • Once the cauliflower base is cooked, set aside to cool a little. Spread the tomato sauce over the base,  add the aubergines, red onion and mozzarella on top. 

BEEF BURGER --> SWEET POTATO SLIDERS

 

Turkey breast or lean ground beef

​2 large sweet potatos

Halloumi

Coconut oil

Lettuce 

  • Mix the turkey or beef with seasoning and shape into 8-10 mini patties (the size of your patties depends on the size of sweet potato slices).

  • Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices. Season with salt and pepper, add coconut oil and roast in oven 20-30 minutes (flipping half-way through). 

  • Grill the burgers.

  • Assemble the burgers, placing the mini turkey/ beef burger between two roasted sweet potato slices. Garnish burgers with halloumi, lettuce, and a side salad.

MEXICAN FAJITAS --> CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAP TACOS

​2 chicken breasts

1 pepper

1 onion

​4 large lettuce leaves

​1 avocado

Mediterranean spice

Sour cream or Salsa

  • Season chicken with 1 teaspoon Mediterranean spice

  • Grill the chicken until browned. Add peppers and onions  

  • Arrange lettuce leaves, chicken and peppers, and avocado with the sour cream on the side for dipping.

STEAK & CHIPS --> STEAK & SWEET POTATO WEDGES w/ PEPPERCORN SAUCE

 

1 sweet potato, cut into chips

1 organic fillet steak

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

125 ml beef stock

2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt

black pepper

  • Roast the sweet potatoes for 30/40 mins.

  • Season your steak, and fry with coconut oil for 2-3min on each side. 

  • Sauce: Tip any excess oil from the pan and combine with the vinegar and stock. Leave to bubble until there's about half left, then add yoghurt and pepper.

BEN & JERRY'S COOKIE DOUGH -->
PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM

1 Cookies & Cream Quest Bar

1 frozen banana

1 Scoop vanilla Protein

1-2 tbsp Almond Milk

  • Cut the frozen banana in half and peel off the skin. Chuck the frozen banana, protein and almond milk into a food processor and blend until smooth. 

  • Chop the Quest bar into small 1cm chunks. Roll these chunks into little cookie-dough balls using your fingers. Add these chunks into the ice cream and mix well with a spoon. Place the bowl in the freezer and consume within 1 week.