Did you know that bee pollen is one of natures most nutrient rich sources of food? That's right, these tiny little pellets contain around 40% protein, most of which is in the form of free amino acids meaning they are easily absorbed by the body, as well as a full spectrum of many other essential vitamins, mineral, and enzymes.
Bee pollen can be used as a daily dietary supplement. It has a sweet taste so can be easily encorporated into smoothies, trail mixes, or sprinkled on top of cereals or yoghurt. Always be sure to use good quality, raw, and ethically sourced pollen, and be aware that those with pollen and/or bee sting allergies should avoid it.
Here is another quick, simple and delicious way to try bee pollen for yourself. These tasty treats, have all the flavor of a lemon slice (one of my all time favorites) without the rubbish.
Makes 12 balls
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup natural or vanilla protein powder of your choice
The rind and juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 good pinch sea salt
Enough bee pollen to coat
I also added 1 tablespoon each of mesquite and maca powders but these are not essential.
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add a LITTLE water and blend again. When you are happy with the consistency, roll the mixture into balls and toss each one in some bee pollen to coat. Set aside in the fridge to firm them up a little more.