Springtime Smoothies – recipes to help alleviate hayfever symptoms

Ginger, Carrot & Apple Smoothie

Ginger is a powerful and natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce nasal swelling and other hay fever symptoms.ginger

Here’s how to make this simple smoothie. It’s packed with beta-carotene from the carrots, which helped boost your immune system to fight against allergic reactions.

  • 1.5 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 170-225ml spring water

Pour the spring water into your blender. Then add the soft fruit. Lastly, add the spinach.

Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smoothie reaches a creamy consistency.

Chia and Berry Smoothie

A diet rich in antioxidants and high in omega 3 essential fatty acids is generally anti-inflammatory and assists in alleviating 158552617allergies. Chia seeds are rich in both omega-3 fats, fibre and antioxidants, and they are an effective thickener for this mousse-style smoothie.

Place all ingredients into your food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy.

Spoon into glasses and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

Mango, Carrot & Green Tea Smoothie

Vitamin A is important for healthy mucous membranes throughout the respiratory tract. It also helps promote healthy immune function and aids against secondary respiratory infections, plus reduces inflammation. mango

  • 675ml water
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks or 2 fresh mangoes
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Steep teabags for 4 minutes in 3 cups boiling water, and allow to cool.

Add tea to blender and a rest of ingredients.

Cover and blend until smooth and creamy consistency.

Pour into glasses to serve.

 

As for the kids – some children really do not get on with smoothies – if that is the case, why not use a barrier from Haymax for a natural solution! Otherwise we hope you can enjoy these smoothies tear free!

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