Straw or spoon? Whether you sip it or drink it, we love a good smoothie! Especially the variety of toppings. Read on for why we love to top ours with bee pollen.
Smoothie bowls have been around forever, but they were made popular on social media, most notably on Instagram. Bowls have become an art form, with intricate designs created using toppings. One of my favorite superfood toppings is bee pollen (more on that below).
So what goes into a bowl? You need some sort of base, like frozen bananas, yogurt (dairy or plant-based), or a frozen fruit mix, like the one from Sambazon I use in this recipe. Add in veggies (yes, veggies! Try this Cauliflower Smoothie), a booster like my Philosophie superfood powders. I also like algae and spirulina.
Finally, you can add the toppings of your choice: nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, cacao nibs, coconut, edible flowers, or bee pollen.
benefits of bee pollen
Bee Pollen has been a superfood junkie’s favorite in the health + wellness sphere for a bit now. I love finding new and fun ways to add it in my smoothies and foods for a high vibe treat. It has so many benefits and it makes for one super pretty smoothie bowl photo.
This smoothie is simple and refreshing, making it a staple in our home during a California summer. It’s made with watermelon, acai and Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend to really punch up your Vitamin C. My youngest, Leo, enjoys it by the spoonful.
Bee Pollen is one of the most nourishing foods found for human digestion to date. It contains all the essentials, such as amino acids, vitamins (including B complex and folate acid), and protein. Bee pollen is actually 40% protein — more rich in proteins than any animal source. It contains more amino acids than beef which is a huge benefit for the vegetarians of the world.
Other uses for bee pollen
It’s most common use is as a topping. For example, you can:
• sprinkle onto toast or waffles
• stir into yogurt
• add to a bowl of fruit or a salad
BEE POLLEN BERRY BLISS SMOOTHIE
INGREDIENTS – Base
Edible flowers, bee pollen, hemp seeds, dried fruit
Combine all ingredients in a high power blender and blend! Pour in a glass or bowl and sprinkle bee pollen, hemp seeds, dried fruit or even edible flowers on top. ENJOY!
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SOPHIE JAFFE is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.