So, what is bee pollen you ask?
Pollen as you know is what bees collect on flowers. As the bees travel from flower to flower, the pollen sticks to their legs and bodies and collects in little compartments located on their hind legs. Once the bees get back to the hive, that pollen is eventually converted into a food source for the colony.
Bee pollen is referred to as a perfect food and is consumed as such in places like Europe.
Why is it a perfect food? It is said to contain almost all of the nutrients needed for us to live and function. Wow, right? It’s like nature’s little secret.
Bee pollen has many health benefits including, but not limited to, providing allergy relief, boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, acting as an antioxidant, providing some relief to those going through menopause, and displaying antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, hepatoprotective (liver protecting), anticancer, and local analgesic properties.
If you are allergic to honey or any other similar food product, or vegan, then of course, you would steer clear of bee pollen.
WHERE TO BUY BEE POLLEN:
- Vitamin Shoppe
- Sunfood Superfoods
- Your local natural foods store
You can use bee pollen also in yogurt and on top of a salad, but of course, I chose the most fun way of all, so as promised here is a simple smoothie recipe.
Bee Pollen Smoothie
This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients, including the bee pollen, because I figured since it is already such a complete and perfect food there’s no need to add a whole lot.
This recipe serves 1.
What you’ll need:
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen (I used Sunfood)
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!
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Jessica Marie says
Whoa, I didn’t realize it was a perfect food! That’s incredible. Is it easy to find at health food stores? Because I wouldn’t know where to look besides there.
Yes, bee pollen is fantastic! Good question! I updated the post to include a few places to find bee pollen: it includes the Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, Sunfood or your local natural/health foods store. Thanks Jessica!
Wow, this does look amazing. I will have to try to find some local bee pollen. I have heard that consuming the local is best and that it can help fight against the allergies against local allergens, etc. I am finally trying to get caught up on everything, and I can’t wait to dig into the wonderful offer you emailed to me!!! Things have been so busy, I haven’t yet had a chance, but I hope to very soon! Thank you for ALL you do here and for the amazing information you share. God bless you abundantly!
Yes, Cheryl, you are correct with the facts about being local bee pollen – this would pertain to local honey, too. So glad you are able to try and catch up on everything and you’re very welcome for the offer! Thank you so much again Cheryl for the kind words!
yay! I love bee pollen. I like to add it to my smoothie bowls:) I found mine at a local farmers market.
Yes, it’s got a nice taste and is a great addition to smoothie bowls, of course! Glad you were able to find it at your local farmers market.