Stated as the most nutritious food we can eat by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. It’s said to boost energy, extend life span, fights allergies and possibly even cancer, and relieves digestive disorders. Experts say to skip pollen if you’re pregnant or breast feeding or if you’re allergic to pollen or bees. Take one to three tablespoons of bee pollen daily; it’s the most effective when eating foods grown in the same region; even more reason to have your whole diet come from our local farms.
Here are a few ways to use bee pollen:
1. Use as a topping on yogurt or oatmeal
2. Blend ground bee pollen into homemade granola when it’s still moist
3. Sprinkle on salads
4. Blend into a smoothie or smoothie bowl
5. Sprinkle on avocado toast
6. Make a salad dressing