Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie

Blissful Bee Pollen SmoothieBee pollen is another wonderfully nutritious superfood that goes well in just about every smoothie. You can blend it, or sprinkle on top of your smoothies like candy, my preferred way :)

These nutritious golden granules are not only smoothie worthy, you can top your desserts with them, add to salad dressings, sprinkle on cereals, salads, and yogurts, add to trail mixes, and otherwise incorporate them into your diet in many other creative ways.

By now you’re probably wondering what’s so special about bee pollen. Let me tell you!

Bee pollen is one of the most complete foods found in nature with the following attributes and health benefits.

  • High in free radical scavenging antioxidants
  • Helps with allergies by reducing the production of histamine
  • Aphrodisiac and fertility promoter
  • Improves athletic performance – increases in speed, energy, strength, endurance, and quicker recovery times are often experienced by athletes who consume bee pollen regularly
  • Shown to help with anemia, colitis, constipation, asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis
  • Is about 25% protein and contains all the essential amino acids
  • Rich in B vitamins that help reduce stress and promote longevity
  • High in other vitamins and minerals

There’s something special, or almost magical, about the bee products. Honey, royal jelly, propolis, and bee pollen are all potent superfoods in my book.

Feel free to blend the bee pollen with the rest of the smoothie ingredients or sprinkle on top, and optionally stir into your masterpiece. Enjoy!

Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (almond, coconut, hemp, raw milk)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maca, cacao, spirulina, aloe, hemp, or any other superfood you have on hand

Show Time

Place these lovely ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 344
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Vitamin A: 10% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 45% RDA
  • Calcium: 32% RDA
  • Iron: 10% RDA

I’d love to know if you tried this blissful bee pollen smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

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12 Responses to Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie

  1. Melissa #

    Hi,
    Where do you buy bee pollen?

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Melissa,

      I purchase bee pollen from local farmers and Mountain Rose Herbs. To locate a farmer near you: http://www.localharvest.org/

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  2. Stephanie Robinson #

    Look forward to receiving your smoothie recipe book

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I think you’ll like the recipes, Stephanie :)

  3. Paula #

    I made the Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie over the weekend, wanting to get rid of the sinus/respiratory infection I’ve had for over a month! The bee pollen takes a little getting used to, but I love all the superfoods in it. Today I added a bit more yogurt and didn’t use a heaping tablespoon of the pollen and it was milder and better tasting. I’m sure I will get used to it the more I use it! Thanks for the recipe and I look forward to receiving more!!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Paula,

      I hope you were able to kick that sinus/respiratory infection to the curb with the help of this smoothie. Some bee pollen does take a little getting use to. While other pollen tastes like candy, IMO. Adjusting the ingredients of these recipes to suite your needs is what I preach :)

      Regards,
      Ryan

  4. Scott X #

    I’ve been using this stuff from Amazon. Had the best reviews, and powder seemed better than granules from everyone’s opinions (people were worried about stingers and such in the more granular version). http://amzn.to/2lAA8LD

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Looks good, Scott. I’ve always gotten my bee pollen directly from farmers. Never considered stingers being in there.

  5. Yes! and I think that bee pollen has same properties as date palm pollen, especially on fertility problems

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Not familiar with date palm pollen, actually reminds me more of pine pollen than bee pollen.

  6. I’m definitely going to try this recipe this week. I’m addicted to a blueberry with bee pollen smoothie I’ve been getting from a local smoothie place but thought if I can make it at home it would probably be cheaper. Just curious why you have coconut oil in the recipe? Also, do you ever put ice in your smoothies?

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