It’s been a while since I made a post, but I have been traveling, getting settled into my new apartment and going through a major transition in my life. Getting settled in my new kitchen and getting back to using my juicer and blender every morning feels like I’m finally at home! I am happy to kick off a new year with a fresh start, a new wonderful apartment, goals set and a healthy clear mind. One of my goals is to continue to explore ways to increase my health and energy which I’m starting by incorporating superfood supplements into my diet. I was at my local health food store looking for a supplement and picked up some Bee Pollen which has always interested me. I just have always been fascinated with the thought of consuming bee pollen and couldn’t figure out why it was so good for you. I was particularly looking for something to boost my immune system as living in the city in the dead of winter wears me down.
Bee pollen is known for improving allergies by boosting immune function, which I have struggled with my whole life. There are various superfoods that boost immune function, but few do it with as much potency as bee pollen. Through its unique combination of trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes, bee pollen offers one of the most restorative natural superfoods this earth can provide us. Bee pollen has more amino acids and vitamins and other amino-acid animal containing products like beef, eggs or cheese. It is also a good source of vitamin B12 which many people get from animal products. B Vitamins are crucial for me, as they increase my mood and energy.
So by simply adding a heaping teaspoon to my morning smoothies, I am reaping in all these great nutritional benefits that I need supplemented when eating a primarily raw vegan diet.
SO this has been my go-to smoothie of the week:
- 2 bananas
- ½ pineapple
- 1.5 cup coconut water **
- 1 big handful spinach
- 1 heaping teaspoon of bee pollen
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
-Put it in the blender and mix together until smooth.
**I cheat and get the stuff in the container rather than using a fresh young coconut. I just don’t have access to the young coconuts where I live.
Check it out my new view! The way the sun hits the glass on the dominant immense buildings in the morning and the way the lights shine on me at night is quite inspirational. I’m so grateful this new year for my new home, my family, my friends and my health.
So ask yourself this question: Are you getting the maximum amount of nutrients you need in your daily life??? Sit back and think about it, then change it if you are not. Start off my making smoothies in the morning and getting a superfood supplement to throw in there. It’s super easy and takes less time then scrambling up eggs, buttering toast or running into Starbucks. You have to start somewhere and the morning is the BEST time to start. Be good to your body, be good to yourself, eat something RAW today!