Dealing with Food Allergies

Dealing with Food Allergies

We received a difficult question from one of our users about replacing certain ingredients in her NutriBlasts due to food allergies:

I just got my Nutribullet and am having to alter some recipes due to food allergies. I am allergic to ALL nuts and have a fructose intolerance, which makes eating fruit difficult. I don't think I can tolerate the taste of veggies only, but this morning's NutriBlast with peaches and mango resulted in a serious adverse reaction. Bananas (from previous experience) are a big no as well. Do you have any suggestions for me?

NutriBullet Registered Dietitian Krista Haynes responded with some potential ideas:

How about seeds? Are you able to tolerate seeds like pumpkin, sesame, chia, hemp, and sunflower? Those provide some of the same nutrients as nuts.

I hear you about not being able to do all veggies (I've got a bit of a sweet tooth!)
Maybe do veggies with the seeds and add a touch of low or fructose-free sweetener like Stevia?

I'm not sure how intolerant you may be, but if you can have low fructose fruits, that may help. Talk with your GI doctor to see if this is right for you before trying.

Some lower fructose fruits include avocado, apricot, lemon, lime, blueberries, figs, grapefruit, strawberry, guava, nectarine, plum, and pineapple.

Over time, hopefully you're taste buds will adapt to the more bitter veggies and you'll be making your own V-8 like Blasts in no time!

Have you got difficult food allergies to deal with? Let us know how we can help in the comments below!

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Comments
Comment by pashams24
January 24, 2015
I am allergic to strawberries is there a replacement for them in the recipes
Comment by selives
January 06, 2015
I can't have almonds, so I've been replacing almond milk with coconut milk. I can't have bananas or blueberries, any suggestions for those?
Comment by Janw1220
June 15, 2014
My husband can't have any fruit but grapes...he's allergic to all other fruits. How can I make a blast for him?
Comment by SAGinn
February 09, 2014
I TOO have a list of food I am allergic to and wonder about substitutions. I can not have the following due to anaphylactic shock occurrences: Peanuts Almonds Pecans Watermelon Cantaloupe Honeydew melon Avocados The following make my mouth, throat and ears itch and sometimes cause my lips to swell: Cilantro Parsley Cucumber Celery I am also juicing and that is where I discovered to stay away from the items in the second list. I started juicing, and now extracting, to see if it would help eliminate some of my health issues, not add to them. HELP?
Reply by SarahLefkowitzRD
February 11, 2014
If you want to make your Blast creamier, try using a pear or banana. I would also include hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds as a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and healthy fats to replace nuts and avocados. I would also suggest using nutritional yeast as it is a good source of protein. Instead of the foods that make you itchy try using kale, butter lettuce, mixed greens, zucchini, ginger, turmeric (both ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory, may help reduce allergic response.)
Comment by sirap
October 01, 2013
I have a berry and almond allergy and I was wondering what I could use in the beverage recipes as a substitute?
Reply by SarahLefkowitzRD
February 11, 2014
Try hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds in place of almonds, or any other nut that does not bother you. You can also use cherries, peaches, beets, dinosaur kale and apples in place of berries.
I am allergic to ginger and brazil nuts and almonds to start. Any substitutions out there?
NutriLiving Krista Haynes on July 08, 2013
Maybe try some anti-inflammatory turmeric in place of ginger if that is tolerable. Are you allergic to all nuts or just the two you mentioned. Feel free to use other nuts and seeds like cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and/or chia seeds.
Comment by parynka
July 02, 2013
Hello, I am new to juicing and am already running into trouble. I have put on 15 lbs already just by juicing! What happened? I had gastric bypass surgery 2 years ago, so my tummy is quite small to begin with and now I have a number of food sensitivities. Bananas, pineapple, cranberries, cabbage, almonds, all dairy, eggs, amaranth, gluten, peanuts, brown rice, spelt, kamut and millet... the list goes on, but those are the highlights... I need help! I have 40 lbs to lose to reach my goal weight. I go to the gym everyday (elliptical machine for 5 minutes and they I row for 5 km). Any recipes or meal ideas would be very greatly appreciated. I am at my wits end!
Reply by jayjessy2
September 15, 2015
maybe you should try gluten free, I was doing everything right, but I kept getting bigger, and bigger. I found out that I was gluten intolerant. I weighted 176 pounds, and crying and depressed because of my weight. Then started gluten free, and went down to 154.
NutriLiving Krista Haynes on July 08, 2013
Head over to the weight loss forum for some great tips and recommendations! Each person is unique so without doing a full health assessment and knowing your health history, I cannot provide specific instructions or advice. Hopefully we can take this one step at a time and help you feel your best. See you over in the forum :)
Comment by jimii2
June 22, 2013
Krista, That’s a wonderful answer for a fellow NutriBlaster. Our bodies for sure, don’t have the same chemistry and eating certain foods is a no no! But we still have to eat healthy to be healthy and your answer as always is “Krista Clear.”
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