The sun is shining bright, but are spring allergies keeping you down? Try my favorite three juice blends to help boost your immune system. You can juice or throw all the ingredients in a high-powered blender. Enjoy!
1. Orange, Raw Honey, Ginger, Lemon Juice
You can drink this cold or froth and drink warm. It’s delicious. This is a power-packed juice with a high dose of vitamin C from the citrus fruits. Vitamin C helps block histamine. Raw honey contains propolis, which boosts immune system function. Ginger in the drink gives it a nice kick of flavor and is an anti-inflammatory food, which helps fight allergies by minimizing the inflammatory response.
2. Parsley, Cucumber, Green Apple, Mint Juice
This drink will remind of you allergy season because it’s green, like the grasses that cause so many people problems! The parsley in this drink is a natural diuretic, blocking histamine. It’s also a flavenoid, so it acts as an anti-inflammatory food in the body, which minimizes that inflammatory response. Apples contain another important flavenoid called quercitin. Quercitin is wonderful for allergies and helps reduce and control the allergic inflammation. I recommend green apples because they have a lower sugar content. The mint contains menthol and rosmarinic acid, which acts as a decongestant and helps stop the allergic response, in addition to adding great flavor!
3. Apple, Pineapple, Kale Juice
This is one of my favorites because of the pineapple! My kids love it. Aside from being sweet and delicious, pineapple contain bromelain, which is nature’s natural antihistamine. Blend with kale and you’ll get a good serving of your greens for the day and apples for a boost of quercitin!