Anti-Allergy Cleansing Smoothie

March 10th, 2015

Did you know that an estimated 50 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms? With warmer weather around the corner, we want to spend more time outside to enjoy the fresh air and wonderful aromas of spring. The last thing we want to worry about are stuffy noses and itchy & inflammed eyes and skin.  If you’re looking for a natural way to combat your pesky allergies, try this delightfully sweet and refreshing anti-allergy cleansing smoothie.

Adding ingredients to your smoothie that have antioxidant, hydrating and flushing properties will help to reduce the build-up of allergens in your body that cause symptoms associated with allergies. By regularly cleansing and detoxifying, the body’s immune system will strengthen, therefore you’ll be less likely to develop these symptoms.

 

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Ingredients:

Makes 24oz smoothie

1 cup papaya

1/2 of a lime

A handful of dandelion greens

1/2 cucumber

1/4 cup raspberries

1/2 pear (bosc)

1/4 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon bee pollen

16oz coconut water

 

Benefits:

– Papaya is packed with enzymes that promote a healthy breakdown of food that help with the digestive process.

– Lime is a great antioxidant, as well as a tasty natural flavor enhancer for food or drink.

– Dandelion Greens help to cleanse the liver and are high in the anti-aging Vitamin A.

– Cucumbers are wonderful for keeping the body hydrated. They are loaded with silica and help maintain clear skin, healthy hair and joints.

– Raspberries are loaded with antioxidants and contain ketones that promote weight loss.

– Pears have proven respiratory benefits.

– Blueberries will give you your daily dose of antioxidants.

– Bee pollen is an awesome allergy fighter. It has been known to reduce the existence of histamine (inflammation or irritations) caused by allergies.

– Coconut water contains electrolytes, helps hydrate the body and is beneficial for weight loss.

 

 

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