by Grace Van Berkum, R.H.N.
Getting tired of the same old smoothie day in and day out? Here’s one with yummy pistachio and healthy bee pollen to change up your routine.
This raw, creamy, dairy-free, refined sugar-free smoothie offers a lot of nutrition and delicious, tropical flavor. The Sunwarrior vanilla Warrior Blend plant protein powder makes this smoothie high in absorbable protein easy to digest and assimilate in the body, and the Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens powder gives this smoothie an extra energizing, probiotic boost. I topped it with pistachios for added protein crunch and bee pollen for an immune boosting crunch.
What is bee pollen?
According to Dr. Mercola, bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and is approximately 40% protein. It is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods and it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body. Such highly assimilable protein can contribute significantly to a person’s protein needs. It is very powerful so use very sparingly.
Bee pollen is known to reduce cravings and addictions, improve endurance and vitality, build new blood, extend longevity, aid in recovery from chronic illness, regulate the intestines, and protect against radiation; it also has anti-cancer qualities.
Gracious Living Lifestyle Tropical Pistachio Crunch
- 1 serving Sunwarrior Vanilla WarriorBlend
- 1 teaspoon Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens
- 1 whole, peeled lemon
- 1/2 apple, seeded and cubed
- 1/2 carrot, peeled and cubed
- 1 banana (using frozen bananas will make it extra creamy)
- 2 to 3 cups sulfite-free, carrageenan-free, unsweetened coconut milk
Blend all ingredients together with a handful of ice. Pour into a glass.
Top with handful of pistachios and 1/2 tsp of local bee pollen.
Optional, additional superfood booster: Add 1 packet of Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms packet from Four Sigma Foods for an added energy booster. www.foursigmafoods.com