Occasionally, one of my allergens slips through the cracks and finds it’s way into my system despite my precautions. Today was one of those days, complete with a lump in the throat and difficult breathing/swallowing. I’m still trying to track down the culprit, but whatever it was, it was certainly of the “Soy” persuasion.
Whenever I have a strong reaction or accidental gluten-ing, I try to clear out my system as fast as possible. I load up on easily digested foods and nutrient heavy smoothies. Today’s reaction called for something easy to swallow, so I opted for a powerful “liquid lunch” with a healing veggie smoothie. It tasted like a delicious bloody mary, sans the alcohol of course.
Healing Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cucumber
- 1 roma tomato
- 1 handful of green leafy lettuce
- 1 handful of kale
- 1/2 cup of bell pepper
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- Cayenne pepper to taste (I use a lot to cleanse my body)
- 2 cups cold filtered water
- Optional–ice cubes
Mix everything in a high speed blender and enjoy it right after for the most nutrition. You could even add some protein powder to take it a little further.
Trusted Loratadine (Cheaper than Claritin and works just as well when you don’t want to take another Benadryl).
What are your tips and tricks for bouncing back after an Allergic Reaction?