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Healthy Living: Very Purple Bee Pollen Smoothie Recipe

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Blueberry, Banana & Bee Pollen Smoothie Recipe

Isn't this a fab colour?  It's kind of like a milkshake too thanks to the frozen blueberries.  It's lovely and sweet so great for after a meal.  It's just as delicious as its delicious colour which I'm obsessed with.  I've been adding bee pollen to lots of recipes since discovering them and their incredible health benefits.  They're also pretty delicious too, in small quantities.

purple blueberry bee pollen smoothie - healthy food blogger uk lylia rose

purple blueberry bee pollen smoothie - healthy food blog uk lylia rose

Simply blitz all the below ingredients in a blender until smooth and then adore the fabulous colour.  My favourite kitchen smoothie maker is my Nutri Ninja.  it's by far the best piece of kitchen equipment I've purchased and I use it at least once a day.  It's great for smoothies, milkshakes and even making a super smooth batter in two seconds!  I highly recommend this.  It's super easy to clean too, just rinse out once done.

5 tablespoons frozen blueberries
2 frozen bananas (or fresh are fine too)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon bee pollen
Obviously you can switch the milk for your fave and the honey for a syrup instead or take it out all together and enjoy the sweetness from the blueberries only.
All you need to do is blitz all the ingredients together in a smoothie maker like the Ninja and it's ready in ten seconds or so.  Easy peasy.
Never heard of bee pollen? Here's a snippet from one of my previous blog posts outlining some of its many benefits:
'Where do I begin with bee pollen?  This stuff is supposedly magical.  If it’s good for you, bee pollen more than likely contains it.  I read somewhere that if you were stranded on a desert island with only water and bee pollen, you should easily survive and may even be very healthy indeed.  Please don’t try this though!

It is supposedly a complete food containing nearly all the nutrients humans need.  Gram for gram it contains more protein than any other animal source.  Bee pollen is full of vitamins including B-complex, folic acid, minerals, fatty acids and enzymes.

It is thought to be good for aiding digestion, improving skin, maintaining fertility, increasing energy levels, reducing certain allergies, strengthening the immune system, aiding weight loss, improving PMS, increasing physical stamina, soothing stomach problems and more and more.

It is possible to be allergic to it, so be careful if you try it.  If you are allergic to honey, bees or bee stings then definitely steer clear.'

Have you ever heard of bee pollen?  I'd recommend it for adding to smoothies, sprinkling on muesli and adding to energy balls.  You only need a tiny bit so the upfront cost may seem quite large, but you only use a small amount at a time so it lasts ages.

Try Holland and Barrett or a health food store if you're wondering where to buy some.

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