Powerful Antihistamine Juices

Recipe of the month: OCTOBER

healthful juicePOWERFUL ANTIHISTAMINE JUICES

(Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

The book ‘Is Food Making You Sick?’ contains more than 150 strictly low histamine, low histidine, low oxalate and antihistamine recipes.

In one of our blog posts we highlighted the diamine oxidase properties of dark-grown pea sprouts. Here are some ways to use those DAO-packed sprouts in delicious raw smoothies.

 

Sweet Mango and Pea Smoothie

Ingredients:

2/3 cup sprouted green peas
2 cups iceberg lettuce
1 cup frozen mango chunks
3/4 cup organic apple juice
1/4 cup coconut water (or plain water)
1 tablespoon milled chia seed
If you wish you can sweeten with honey, maple syrup or sweetener of your choice.

Instructions:

Put all ingredients together your blender and blend at highest speed until the mixture is smooth.

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Anti-inflammatory Power Juice with Quercetin and DAO

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of freshly dark-sprouted pea seedlings
1 small head of fresh broccoli
1 unpeeled apple, core removed
1 small knob of turmeric root

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Drink as soon as possible.

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Easy Sprout Juice with Apple and Ginger

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark-sprouted pea seedlings
  • 1 unpeeled apple, core removed
  • a small piece of ginger

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Drink as soon as possible.

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Beetroot Juice with Pea Sprouts

Ingredients:

half a medium-sized beetroot
3 celery stalks
1 unpeeled green apple, core removed
2 carrots
big handful of cilantro/coriander (with stems)
1/2 teaspoon amchoor powder
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Drink as soon as possible.

 

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Home Made Hair Conditioner for Itchy Scalps

home made hair conditionerHome-Made Hair Conditioner

If you’re histamine intolerant, one of your symptoms could be an itchy scalp.  Commercial hair products may contain ingredients such as fragrances, which can irritate sensitive skin and make itchy scalps worse. So why not make your own fragrance-free, natural hair conditioner? It’s actually a lot of fun.

This recipe comes courtesy of www.easy-aromatherapy-recipes.com. To make the hair conditioner you will need a ‘carrier oil’ to suit your hair type. If you find that this formula makes your hair feel greasy, then use grapeseed oil as your carrier oil and reduce the amount. Note: Avocado oil should only make up to 10% of your total oil hair care blend because it leaves a waxy residue that’s very hard to wash out.

  • Normal Hair:     Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil or Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Dry, Damaged or Frizzy Hair:     Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter or Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Oily Hair:     Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil
  • Thinning Hair:     Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil
  • Dandruff:    Sesame Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) carrier oil for your hair type (see above)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vegetable glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) emulsifying wax
  • 1/2 tsp (1.5ml) Vitamin E (or 2 capsules)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) distilled water
  • 5 drops grapefruit seed extract

Instructions:

  • Stir together the oil, emulsifying wax and glycerin in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until the wax is melted. Remove from heat and pour in the Vitamin E.
  • In a separate pot on the stove or in the microwave, gently warm the water or herbal infusion just until lukewarm. Do NOT skip this step or your conditioner will separate later on.
  • Slowly pour the water/herbal infusion into the oil mixture, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Let the mixture cool a little so the essential oils don’t evaporate too quickly when you add them.
  • Don’t worry if it doesn’t thicken immediately – it thickens as it cools down to room temperature.
  • Stir in the essential oil and the grapefruit seed extract. Pour the natural hair conditioner into a clean, sterilized 8oz (250ml) dark glass or PET plastic bottle and allow it to cool before putting the lid on.
  • Shake the bottle occasionally as the conditioner cools to prevent the ingredients from separating. Store in a cool, dark place.
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Green Mango Juice

Green-mangoesGreen Mango Juice

The juice of unripe mangos is a boon to histamine intolerance sufferers. You don’t realize how important to cooking are the zesty tang and acidic properties of vinegar and lemon juice, until you miss them. Fortunately the juice of green mangos makes a good substitute.
It’s not widely available in stores, however; so if you cannot obtain it, you can substitute either amchoor or the juice of unripe/tart apples, mixed with a pinch of ascorbic acid powder.
To make your own green mango juice, buy unripe mangos and process them in a blender, then strain them through muslin to remove the pulp.
To store, freeze the juice in ice cube trays so that you can defrost as much as required in small amounts.

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