Spring is in full swing across the Northern hemisphere and that can only mean one thing: allergies. Sure, the warm weather and gorgeous flowers make everything a little less unbearable, but no one wants uncontrollable sneezing, itchy eyes and trouble breathing until the snow comes back! This DIY allergy elixir recipe with organic greens can help bring relief, fast.
Loaded with healthy goodness, including nutrient rich fresh fruits, allergy-suppressing nettles and our own organic green powder (mustHave greens), this scrumptious concoction is sure to help bring some seasonal relief to your hay fever.
Nettles are prized for their natural antihistamine effects. In addition to the elixir recipe below, you can also use nettle extracts or supplements to aid in your allergy relief. Note though that nettles also act as a diuretic, so you want to make sure you’re replacing fluids throughout the day.
Organic greens help boost immune response and suppress inflammation, which most allergies trigger. Our mustHave greens are loaded with spirulina, which a double-blind 2008 study found to be clinically effective on treating allergies when compared with placebo. According to the study abstract, consumption of spirulina significantly improved common symptoms of allergies including nasal discharges, sneezing, congestion and itching.
2 cups nettle tea
½ cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1 blood orange, peeled
¼ cup fresh ginger root, grated or chopped fine
1 teaspoon powdered organic greens, like our mustHave greens
1 teaspoon chia seeds soaked in 3 teaspoons water for 10 minutes
½ cup frozen blueberries or ice cubes
Honey or sweetener of choice as desired
Brew your nettle tea according to package directions. Let steep and cool for several hours or overnight.
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
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