Whenever spring rolls around, I find myself reaching for one of my favorite superfoods: bee pollen. For someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, this stuff is a miracle worker!
What is Bee Pollen and how is it collected?
Bee pollen is a combination of flower pollen, nectar and the digestive juices of worker honeybees. As the bees travel from flower to flower, pollinating each one, tiny dust-size seeds known as pollen cling to their legs and are carried back to the hive. They’re then deposited and naturally processed into a superfood that can sustain our bodies and provide optimal health. Just one tablespoon of our Pure Bee Pollen Powder contains a ton of vitamins, minerals, and 22 amino acids, which stimulate the organs and glands to function properly. It also has five times more protein than meat, cheese, and eggs per ounce! It’s safe to say this is one serious superfood.
And of course, the major benefit for someone like me, it can help improve seasonal allergies when introduced in small quantities to your diet.
It has a slightly sweet, floral taste and can be used in a variety of ways: in smoothies, salad dressings, granola or over yogurt and oatmeal.
Be sure to consume it raw in order to preserve as many nutrients as possible, and if you’re allergic to bees or honey, you may be allergic to bee pollen so use caution. I always recommend starting out with ¼ teaspoon if you haven’t tried it, then working your way up to 1-2 teaspoons daily.
Here’s my favorite quick and easy way to bee pollen, but feel free to use it however you like!
Bee Pollen Powder Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup berries of choice
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1-2 teaspoon Pure Bee Pollen Powder
Put all ingredients in a blender and combine thoroughly. Enjoy!