ANTI-HISTAMINE SMOOTHIE-THE GREEN ONE

 

I was pleasantly surprised to see how many people “liked” a post on Facebook that I wrote called working on Anti-histamine Ramadhan Diet… and even one of my FB friends, Leanne said she really needs it.

I am too tired to go into histamine again because my histamine experience has been going on for so many years since I was small with hay fever, eczema, psoriasis, hives, etc.

Now as a grannie going through the Change, the menopause, it’s like breast feeding but without the baby. Waking up every 1.5 – 2 hours because of hot flushes, through the covers off then sleeping then getting cold, then waking up again,.

 These hot flushes are exacerbating heat rash, so I have hives. Hives on my forearms, hives on my neck, throat, my back and even on my lips and around my nostrils.

Anti-Histamine Smoothie -The Green One
Anti-Histamine Smoothie -The Green One

I am not alone in making the connection between menopause and histamines, hormones and histamine. I stumbled on the gorgeous Yasmina Ykelenstam, maashallah; please make yourself familiar with her blog.

http://thelowhistaminechef.com/the-menopause-histamine-connection/

I was inspired by a daily smoothie of hers.

My health is a serious learning curve for me as a nutritionist; I am my own case study.

I have just found out by the grace of Allah guidance that many of the healthy foods I thought were good for me like cashew nuts, actually promote histamine.

High histamine level foods:

  • Alcohol
  • Pickled or canned foods – sauerkrauts
  • Matured cheeses
  • Smoked meat products – salami, ham, sausages….
  • Shellfish
  • Beans and pulses – chickpeas, soy beans, peanuts
  • Nuts – walnuts, cashew nuts
  • Chocolates and other cocoa based products
  • Vinegar
  • Ready meals
  • Salty snacks, sweets with preservatives and artificial colorings

It has got to the point where I really need to cleanse my body and start all over again

Yasmina Ykelenstam has any interesting one day detox including this lunch juice ingredients are:

Lunch juice:

Apple

Fennel

Watercress

Parsley

Broccoli

Ginger

Hmmm I have apple, parsley broccoli, ginger but none of the rest, but I do have cucumber which has to anti-histamine and black seeds.

You come to a point in your life where even the undesirable needs to be consumed.

I forgot to put the ginger in and needed to put more apples, so here’s the Karimah’s Cuisina version

3 apples

1 cucumber

10 springs of parsley

Broccoli about handful

20ml of black seeds

METHOD

Chop and put all ingredients blender and add2 cups of water, makes about 2 pints.

It actually taste very green butt the extra apples made it nice and I think next ,time, inshaa’allah in the morning. I must remember to add ginger.

Upwards and upwards brothers and sistars, looks like I’ll be breaking my Ramadhan fast with this some night’s inshaa’allah

 

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