You taste delicious you sexy goddess!!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! The spirulina combined with the bee pollen gives this smoothie a powerful protein punch. The ginger kick starts metabolism and aids digestion, while the avocado contributes a smooth and creamy consistency.
A little more on the protein aspect of the smoothie
Lets start with Spirulina! Spirulina, essentially an extraordinarily simple extract of blue green algae has been extensively studied and is now in widespread use as a food product and as a dietary supplement. It has been consumed for thousands of years by indigenous peoples (It’s recorded historical use as food spans centuries) Spirulina contains a phenomenal combination of protein, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Spirulina, along with it’s other algae compadres are the highest protein foods in the world at 60-75% protein by weight. The protein in spirulina is easily digested and absorbed, making it’s nutrients highly available to us. Spirulina yields 200 times more protein per acre than beef, making it better for our bodies and the planet – Amazing!! Who would have thought!? Go Spirulina!
Bee pollen is a rich source of protein and vitamin B12. Considered one of natures most completely nourishing foods. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used by the body directly, it is for this reason that bee pollen can contribute significantly to one’s protein needs. Bee pollen boasts many therapeutic qualities, including an energy enhancer, skin soother, allergy treatment, cardiovascular support and immune system booster to name but a few… When I look at bee pollen I imagine I am staring into a tiny mound of bee treasure, it takes one bee working up to eight hours a day for a month to gather enough pollen for one teaspoonful!! Another mind blowing gift from nature, all the more reason to celebrate mother earth – hence the name of this delicious smoothie!
The optimal dose of pollen varies with individual needs
Adults can start off with 1 teaspoon, and then increase by a few grains daily until reaching 2 teaspoons a day (Daily intake should be a maximum of 1 tablespoon). Children should start with 3 grains, increasing by 2 grains every few days until reaching 1/2 t per day.
A small percentage of the population is severely allergic to bee pollen (particularly if you are allergic to bees or other bee products). Before taking a full dose of pollen, test for a possible extreme allergic reaction by ingesting just one pellet and then progressing according to the directions above.
1 t spirulina
1 t bee pollen
2 cm chunk of ginger
250 ml coconut water
1 T Tahini (or any nut butter of your choice e.g. almond or cashew butter)
Blend everything together in a blender and Enjoy!
Tips on how to make a green smoothie
- Choose your base
Coconut water, filtered water, nut milk, rice milk or green tea.
- Choose your greens
Spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, rocket, parsley or mint leaves.
- Choose your fruit
Banana, avocado, apple, kiwi, granadilla, mango, berries, peach, pear, melon, papaya or pineapple.
- Supercharge it
Spirulina, chia seeds, maca powder, raw cacao, flax seeds, nut butter, protein powder, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract, moringa leaf powder, desiccated coconut or goji berries.
- Sweeten it
Chopped dates, maple syrup, honey, coconut palm sugar or stevia.
With Love Always,