Are you struggling with histamine intolerance? This can show up as symptoms that resemble allergies, like runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, hives, asthma, and chronic cough, as well as other symptoms including gut issues, headaches, joint pain, anxiety and insomnia.
Histamine is a substance that is made inside the body, as well as in certain foods. It’s normal and natural, and if your body is balanced you can easily excrete any excess histamine. If, however, you have imbalances in your body that are increasing your production of histamine, you can develop histamine intolerance symptoms. You can read more about histamine intolerance in my blog post that I wrote for Natural Medicine week.
If you’re already on a low-histamine diet, or looking for more “low-allergy” recipes, my Low-Histamine Zucchini Bread has got you covered! It can be tricky to find nice baked treats to eat on a low-histamine diet, so I was pretty chuffed when I created this recipe – and it turned out! This zucchini bread is only slightly sweetened with some raw honey, so you can enjoy this as a sweet treat or a savoury snack or part of a meal. I’ve used aquafaba in this recipe in place of eggs (gaaaaah, best egg-replacement ever!!!).
- ½ cup raw honey
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup aquafaba (see note below)*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- ½ cup arrowroot starch
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pre-heat your oven to 200C.
- Grease a loaf tin with olive oil, coconut oil or baking paper.
- Combine the wet ingredients, then the dry ingredients, then mix them in with each other.
- Pour into a loaf tin and bake for about 45 minutes, depending on your oven.
*NOTE: To make aquafaba, all you need to do is drain the brine from a can of organic chickpeas, and whip it up until it looks like egg-whites.
About the Author
Chris & Filly Functional Medicine
Filipa Bellette is Co-Founder of award-winning health practice Chris & Filly Functional Medicine. She is an accredited Clinical Nutritionist, specialising in Functional Medicine. She is also a PhD Scholar, writer & regularly featured in the media, such as nine.com.au, Forbes and The Daily Telegraph.
Together with her husband Chris Bellette, Filipa has worked with over 2,000+ busy, burned-out clients in the past combined 20+ years. Their practice is best known for helping high-achieving parents with energy, mood and gut issues, end their body burnout…for good! They were recently awarded as Highly Commended in the ATMS Natural Medicine Clinic of the Year Awards 2021, and also the Tasmanian State Winner for the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022 in the category Accelerating Women.
Filipa’s own passion for helping parents, especially mums, have more energy, productivity and connection, came from her own personal experience of Mummy Burnout, after having babies and juggling the demands of business, family, and her failing health.