Bee Pollen Recipes: Delicious Ways in which to Reap the Health-Giving Benefits
Bee pollen is packed full of 59 various trace elements, the B group of vitamins, proteins, amino acids, enzymes and hormones; in fact, everything that your body needs to survive on. Just 35 grams of pure bee pollen supplies a person’s body with their daily protein requirements. Natural antibiotics are found in bee pollen that provide various healing properties. Bee pollen also aids in a person’s digestion. It is an excellent nutritional source but should nevertheless not be taken by anyone who has an allergy to bees.
- Healthy Breakfast
1 cup favorite pure fruit juice such as orange or apple (must be sugar free)
1 Tablespoon granulated bee pollen (pure)
1 Tablespoon liquid honey (pure)
Blend all these ingredients together with an electric handheld blender or in a regular electric blender.
- Herb Tea Smoothie
1 cup of any herbal tea that has been brewed for five minutes then cooled down
1 cup of peaches, chopped and pitted
1 teaspoon powdered bee pollen
1 cup of frozen mangoes
¼ teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper
½ cup of ice cubes
Place all of these ingredients into a blender. Blend until ingredients are smooth. The peaches can be substituted for other ripe fruit that is in season. This recipe also works well when using different kinds of herbal tea as a base, for example green tea, chamomile, kombucha, hibiscus, cat’s claw, or chai etc.
- Ice Cream Float
2 cups fresh peaches (or other favorite fruit in season)
4 cups milk
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon of bee pollen
½ teaspoon of almond extract (or preferred flavoring)
4 cups vanilla ice-cream
Mix the honey, fruit and 2 cups milk in an electric blender. Add in the extract, bee pollen and remaining milk and 2 cups of ice-cream. Blend these ingredients until smooth. Pour the rest of the ice-cream over the blended ingredients and serve. Extra fresh fruit can be added on top.
- Honey Egg-Nog
2 tablespoons of honey
2 eggs that are beaten
2 cups of cold milk, or cold soy milk (plain) or rice milk (plain)
Pinch of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons granulated bee pollen
Combine the eggs with the bee pollen and honey and mix them well. Beat in the vanilla and milk. Sprinkle the nutmeg over the top. This recipe makes two servings.
- Peach Honey Float
2 cups of fresh peaches, crushed
4 cups of milk, rice milk or almond milk
½ cup of honey
4 cups of cherry or vanilla ice-cream or vanilla rice ice-cream
Mix the honey and fresh peaches in a blender or container. Add 2 cups of the milk. Beat these ingredients and blend. Put in the almond extract and the rest of the milk as well as half the ice-cream. Beat these ingredients until smooth. Put into four to six long glasses and put the remaining ice-cream on top.
- Bee Pollen Popcorn
½ cup uncooked popcorn
1 teaspoon of bee pollen
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
Heat oil in saucepan until hot. Add in popcorn kernels. Shake constantly over heat until popping stops. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Grind the bee pollen into fine powder (a flaxseed mill or coffee grinder works well). Sprinkle the powder over the popcorn then add sugar and salt to taste.
- Healthy Drink
1 banana (ripe)
2 prunes, pitted and cooked
½ cup fresh orange juice
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon flax seeds (ground)
1 tablespoon liquid honey (pure)
Up to 1 tablespoon granulated bee pollen (pure)
Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. This recipe will make about ten ounces which is perfect for a light meal or breakfast for one person. Other variations in the ingredients could include using rice milk or plain milk in place of the lemon and orange juice. One tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter can be added for added energy.
Other bee pollen recipes ideas could include using bee pollen as a garnishing for pureed soups, and to whirl the bee pollen onto salad dressings. Bee pollen pairs well with poppy seed or honey mustard salad dressings or with any sweet vinaigrette.