Are Spring Allergies Driving You Nuts? This Doctor-Approved Strawberry Fojito Smoothie Will Help

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If your spring allergies are coming on full force, we've got you covered. Last week was Allergies Week on mbg, and to take your allergy healing to the next level I'm sharing a recipe that's not only delicious but highly functional. Strawberries are high in vitamin C and polyphenols, both important in boosting the immune system. Using a locally grown honey can help boost your ability to fight off local allergens. Finally, using your favorite herbs, including mint, cilantro, or watercress, increases levels of quercetin, a natural antihistamine, and boosts antioxidant levels.

Here's the recipe:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries, whole or cut
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons watercress
  • 1 teaspoon mint leaves
  • ½ cup crushed ice (if not wanting ice, you can use frozen strawberries)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons local honey

Blend together for three minutes, pour, and enjoy!

Taz Bhatia, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Doctor
Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, is a board-certified physician, specializing in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics and prevention, with expertise in women’s health, weight-loss, hormone balance and nutrition. She is the author of the best-selling books “Super Woman RX” and “The 21-Day Belly Fix.” Personal health challenges in her twenties combined with a broken health care system motivated Dr. Taz to pursue an alternative definition of health and healthy living. As a young resident, she was sick and without answers, and began searching for help to heal her health issues. Studying various systems of medicine including Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Ayurveda, she found a wealth of information not yet taught in conventional medical schools. It led her to opening her now nationally-recognized practice, CentreSpring MD (formerly Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine). Today, Dr. Taz and her team work relentlessly to find a patient’s core health problems, their centre, in order to spring them forth in health, pulling from multiple systems of medicine, including integrative, functional, Chinese and holistic medicine.
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