This is a great throw together smoothie for breakfast or as an afternoon energy kick. A green banana * smoothie that’s refreshing, delicate yet filling. I think we all know the benefits of spinach (read here if not), we’re learning about Chia Seeds but how many know about Bee Pollen?!
I’m sure a few savvy people out there are nodding right now… but for the rest of us, this is not something to scoff about! I’m really impressed with this one. Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins (approx 40% protein), free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex and folic acid.
It can help cure allergies, infertility, improve skin, digestive system, prostate aid.. you can read more details Here. So yes, I finished off the smoothie with some pollen. Chewy sweet little golden nuggets…
Note: *Bananas are high in sugar when ripe as the complex carbohydrates ferment into simpler and sweeter ones. However if unripe they are slightly alkaline. I have used inbetween ripeness to avoid excess sugar.
- 1 cup of almond milk
- ½ banana
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp bee pollen (garnish)
- Place all the ingredients into a blender
- Blend on high speed for 20-30 seconds
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle with pollen