It is no secret that bee pollen is good for you. It contains nearly every vitamin and mineral necessary to sustain life, is a great source of protein, and boosts your immune system to name a few of it’s benefits. But how exactly can you use it?
1. A spoonful on it’s own
The simplest way to eat pollen is simply a tablespoon on it’s own. We recommend one tablespoon per day to take advantage of the full benefits of the product.
2. Add bee pollen to your morning coffee
Whether you like your coffee black, with cream, or with honey you need to add pollen to it! Once mixed, the pollen will dissolve into the coffee. You won’t taste it but will get all of the great benefits!
3. Add bee pollen to baked goods
You can add bee pollen right into a recipe, or sprinkle it on top of baking just before it hits the oven. You don’t have to change any bake times or temperatures and will be left with a delicious superfood!
4. Try pollen with yogurt and berries
This is probably one of our favourite ways to enjoy bee pollen. Change up the flavour using whatever berries you have on hand or enjoy. Our personal fav are blueberries, but raspberries, strawberries, and banana are also delicious!
5. Pollen is a great addition to both sweet and savoury toasts
Do you prefer avocado toast or toast with peanut butter, honey and banana? Either way, try topping your toast with bee pollen next time! It adds a nice crunch and will leave you feeling full longer.
6. Top your soup with bee pollen
A nice way to add some crunch to your soup is by topping it with pollen! Once you mix in the pollen it is virtually tasteless. You can either turn the pollen into powder by putting it through a grinder, or use the whole granules. Both will dissolve.
7. Grapefruit with bee pollen makes a great snack
We love to BBQ grapefruit and top it with this superfood. To sweeten things up, you can add a drizzle of Peace River Honey. If you aren’t a fan of grapefruit, you can do the same with any fruit.
8. Smoothie bowls
There are few things as aesthetically pleasing as smoothie bowls. They are great topped with dried fruit, nuts, coconut, fresh fruit, and POLLEN! The beautiful colours of the pollen provide a nice addition to any bowl. Not to mention the benefits that come with this beauty. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
9. On top of pancakes
One of our all time favourite Sunday breakfast’s are the Fraiche Living Angel Cakes. They are so soft and fluffy. Whip these up, top with maple syrup and bee pollen and you have the perfect breakfast.
10. Chia Seed Pudding
If you have an empty Peace River Honey jar, use it to whip up quick and easy chia seed pudding! This is great topped with pollen and berries.
11. On Ice Cream
Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry – one thing is for certain: ice cream is better when topped with bee pollen and honey! Pollen adds a delicious crunch when added to ice cream. You can do this whether in a cone or a sundae.
12. In Homemade Granola Bars
Get creative with your homemade granola bar recipe by adding bee pollen to the top!
13. Cottage Cheese, Nuts, Dried Fruit & Bee Pollen
This high protein snack is great for a quick afternoon pick me up. Change things up using your favourite nuts or fruit. Don’t forget to add honey!
14. In Salad
Level up your salad game by topping it with this superfood.
15. Dark Chocolate Superfood Bars
Superfood bars wouldn’t be complete without pollen! These bites are the perfect amount of sweetness to keep you satisfied.
16. Banana Sushi
Looking for a fun after school snack for kids? Try banana sushi! It is fun to make and even more fun to eat. You can top with whatever you like or have on hand – we chose pollen, nut butter, honey, and rice cereal.
As you can see, bee pollen can be added to almost any type of dish! We would love to hear how you add this superfood to your recipes.