Last week I tested out using some higher histamine food on a daily basis (aka, bone broth). It was DELICIOUS, and I was so happy to have it back in my diet! While I didn't have any overwhelming reactions, I do think my eyes were a little more watery and my nose was a bit more runny. The challenge of reintroducing foods is that it's also the time of year for seasonal allergies, so it's hard to say what is causing the symptoms. Either way, they lasted for a couple of hours first thing in the morning, then let up. (This also makes me suspect that it might be related to the 2 oz of cold brew coffee concentrate that I've been having as a pre workout lately...)
This week I'll be taking the broth back out along with the coffee and testing out some other higher histamine foods, such as spinach, citrus, and strawberries. I'm loosely participating in Christa Orecchio's group "Juice Cleanse," which is basically a 7 day reset of packing in the fruits and veggies (normal for me) and eliminating sugar and caffeine. I'll be participating for the 5 weekdays.
Here's the plan:
Breakfast: Chocolate Coconut Shake + Evolution Fresh Essential Greens // I'll be using the following recipe for the shake: 1/2 cup coconut water, 1/2 cup The New Barn almond milk, 1 spoonful Artisana Organics coconut butter or Eating Evolved Roasted Coconut Butter (seriously AMAZING // use "traceygtmt for a free gift with your order!), 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 1 scoop PureWOD chocolate Build protein, 1 spoonful cacao powder, 1 tsp chia seeds, and 1 handful ice.
Snack: Forager Roots and Ginger juice
Lunch: Spinach Salad // Organic baby spinach, fresh mint, fresh basil, strawberries, shaved fennel, almonds, and Primal Kitchens Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.
Snack: Homemade Pesto + Sliced Cucumber and Radish
Dinner: Coconut Beet Soup or Celery Arugula Soup with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides // For the beet soup: 3 large beets, 1 yellow onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp each dried thyme and oregano, 1 can coconut milk, salt to taste, and enough water to thin it out. For the celery soup: 4 stalks celery, 2-4 cups wild arugula, 1 cup parsley, 1 avocado, juice of a lemon, 3 cloves garlic, and 1/4 cup olive oil, with enough water to blend. I'll add in 2 scoops of collagen to my serving before I eat it.
Snack: Golden Milk + Apple with Almond Butter // 6 oz The New Barn almond milk, 6 oz coconut milk, 1 tsp ground turmeric, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon (less than the recipe calls for because I think this is a histamine trigger for me), pinch of black pepper, 1 tbsp raw local honey, pinch of Himalayan pink salt. I'll be having either Georgia Grinders or Wild Friends almond butter, two of my favorites!!
SO many good veggies and fruits this week!!
Have a great one!