If you have never tried bee pollen there is a lot of research out there that suggests you should. Bee Pollen is a high-energy whole food and contains 22 amino acids. It is richer in protein than any animal source. It supplies the body with almost every single nutrient needed to survive and is high in protein at 25%. These little morsels of pollen are packed with minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.
Bee Pollen varies in color as you can see by the picture. Nearly every time I buy it I am amazed at the colour variation of each batch. The last bee pollen I bought was almost entirely blue. It should be soft (never crunchy) and dissolve on your tongue. It has a flower taste (duh) and when you place it on your tongue you taste the complexity of a single granule.
I sprinkle bee pollen on salads, add it to granola and smoothies and even sprinkle it on desserts. Remember never to heat it because heat destroys all the active enzymes. If you are first starting out take it in very small quantities and gradually increase. Bee pollen is full of live enzymes and why do we need live enzymes? To break down and digest food in our body. Raw food contains live enzymes and that is why it is so important to make sure you consume raw fruit and vegetables on a daily basis if not at every meal.
You can find bee pollen here in the fridge and it should be stored in the fridge as well. I believe in buying local whenever possible and The Light Cellar carries one from Vancouver. This is one super food that I cannot live without. I love bees, their hives and what they do for us.
Want to know more? Dr. Mercola has a great article on bee pollen and it is worth reading. Like any supplement research should be done by the individual taking it before consuming it. If you are allergic to bees I would suggest NOT taking bee pollen.
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
sprinkle of bee pollen (start out with a small amount and gradually increase over time up to 1 tbsp)
1 tsp raw honey
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/2 frozen banana