Honeybee Smoothie


Guest Blogger: Lia Vacaaro

http://ohsolia.com/

 

Honeybee Smoothie

The nice weather is finally here!  Are you as excited as I am?  One of my favorite things to make during these beautiful sunny days to keep me energized, are smoothies!  You can pretty much add anything to a smoothie.  It’s important to get a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, so I typically always add some form of greens to my smoothies.  Some of my favorite greens to add are spinach, microgreens, kale, and arugula (yes, I like that nutty flavor).  My Honey Bee Smoothie incorporates a balance of healthy fats, antioxidants, calcium, and omega 3.  I have a smoothie every day, and make extra in case I have a busy day and know that I will not get a chance to grab something healthy.  If I am on the road, I pack 1-2 smoothies with me in a cooler so that I know I have a healthy option and some fuel when needed (I never want hanger to set in, that’s not fun). 

 

I love the convenience of ordering from Penn’s Corner Farm Stand, which allows me the opportunity to select healthy local options to put in my smoothies.  Thankfully they have a number of pick up locations throughout the city, to pick up our goodies at a convenient location, and you have the option to select the day and place to get your farm fresh beauties.  My two favorite ingredients that I added to this Honey Bee Smoothie include, Bedillion Honey Farms Creamed Honey and Bee Pollen.  Bee pollen is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and is known to have antibacterial properties.  Honey is packed with antioxidants!  These 2 babies, if local, help boost the immune system by exposing you to microbes in the environment that help build up your immune system.  Also, by selecting a raw honey, you get additional benefits because it has not been pasteurized/heated, keeping those vital nutrients intact!

 

Honeybee Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup Frozen or Fresh Spinach

1 Frozen Banana

1/2 Fresh Blackberries

2 Large Fresh Strawberries

1 Ripe Avocado

1 tsp Chia Seeds

1 tsp Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter

1 tsp Honey

1 Tbsp Bee Pollen

1 Tbsp Frozen Wild Blueberries

Ground cinnamon

 

Directions

Add 1/4 cup filtered H2O to blender

Rinse fresh leafy greens and fresh fruit

Peel and pit Avocado

Add to blender

Add frozen fruit, nut butter, honey, and seeds

Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon

Blend on low for about 1 minute

Once the blender is stopped, stir contents and add a bit of filtered H2O if needed (depends on the desired consistency)

Pour in a glass or glass mason jar if there is extra smoothie, to save for later

Top with Bee Pollen

 

*Use Raw Organic ingredients when possible

 

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