Is everyone all relaxed after last week’s challenge of laying low? I hope so! Don’t forget to incorporate that challenge into your life moving forward—we all deserve a break!
This week I wanted to bring the focus onto adding something a little funky—but really, really good for you—into your diet. I personally use my morning or afternoon smoothies as a placeholder for a ton of superfoods, and my latest addition to add in is…bee pollen!
I know it sounds crazy and very LA, but I promise it’s worth picking up and trying! Bee pollen is extremely high in protein and amino acids, so I love having it in the morning or whenever I need a quick pick-me-up. It’s also a good addition to pre- or post-workout snacks to add or restore protein.
It’s actually been used in ancient cultures—like China—for decades as a natural energy source. On top of adding protein and energy, I’ve read benefits like: prevents the cold and flu, helps with cravings, improves vitality and endurance, regulates intestines, reduces inflammation, and helps relieves stress. See? Good stuff!
Challenge: Add bee pollen to your diet
I personally like adding a scoop (I like California Fluffy Fresh which they sell at Whole Foods) to my smoothies daily, like I mentioned. Bee pollen can also be mixed into yogurt, cottage cheese, whatever you want. I find that adding them to my smoothie gets them digested without changing the flavor of the drink because they can take a little getting used to on their own. Just add a small amount to see if you notice a flavor change, and if not, add a bit more until you hit one serving.
Obviously check with your doctor if you have any questions, but I’ve noticed a safe and healthy change adding this little superfood to my day!
Are you guys willing to try this? Let me know what you think!