As the seasons change, allergies, hay fever and eczema spike! Sneezing, coughing, itchy, dry skin and a host of other ailments occur. Did you know that you can use the healing power of natural foods in juices and smoothies to help heal your children of allergy outbreaks, hay fever, and eczema?
Allergies of various types are all about inflammation which is the body’s normal reaction to injury. When you child’s body overreacts and heads into an inflammation cycle, allergies happen. The good news is that there are many natural foods that can help soothe inflammation, calm the immune system, and give your child a delicious healthy treat at the same time!
Healing smoothies and juices for allergies are all about getting your child extra flavanoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. These nutrients help cut down on inflammation while strengthening your child’s system.
The following fruits, veggies, and greens can be made into juice using a common household juicer. They’re all power packed with the essentials to help your child heal and feel great!
Beets – Great folate, potassium
Celery – Vitamin C, Flavonoids
Raspberries – Folate, Vitamin C, Fiber
Citrus – High in antioxidants, vitamin C
Grapes – High in antioxidants & anti-inflammatories
Mango – Alkalizes the Whole Body
Ginger – Great anti-inflammatory
Hemp Seeds – Natural source of protein, omega 3’s & omega 6’s
Kale – Rich in folate, cleanses and builds digestive tract
Cucumber – Potassium, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidants
Blueberries – Antioxidants, Vitamin K
Papaya – helps digestion which is great for allergic kids!
Avocado – healthy fat, antioxidants
These are all great tasting foods and you might be surprised about how something your child will turn down in vegetable or fruit form will be gulped down in the form of sweet juice!
A News Worthy Smoothie
Here’s Food Babe’s Green Smoothie that even cameramen & reporter Ann Sheridan drank their entire smoothie.
- 2 cups kale removed from stem
- 2 large stalks of celery chopped
- ½ cucumber chopped
- ⅓ grapefruit
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 6 ounces of water
- Wash all vegetables thoroughly and place into a large bowl
- Add 6 ounces of water into a blender with celery, cucumber, and grapefruit
- Blend for 30 secs until just incorporated
- Add all other ingredients and keep blending for another 30 secs – 1min
Fresh juices and fruits are an excellent way to give your kids healing nutrients and a sweet treat anytime – without the high cost of store bought juices and smoothies!
Check with your child’s allergy list to ensure none of the above fruits and veggies will trigger any reactions. Take it slow to gauge what works best for your child. Make sure to blend or juice extra for yourself – you’ll be glad you did!