I want to share my easy but super beautifying Liquid Gold Smoothie with you, I’ve made often, while visiting Puerto Rico.
It’s packed with tons of beautifying minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids. It gives me a lot of energy….to do yoga and climb up waterfalls to get behind the actual falls, (like I just came back from doing!)
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water or unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbs. bee pollen more or less, adjust for you and be sure to only try a tiny bit first if you are new
- 1 cup chopped ripe banana
- Blend it up and drink it fresh. That's it! Simple, simple.
*NOTE: Bee pollen is not typically recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing as it can be a raw product . Also, if you have never tried bee pollen, it is very important that you start with a very small amount – like ¼ teaspoon – and build up from there to be certain that you don’t have an allergic reaction to it. If you experience any swelling of the tongue or shortness of breath, discontinue immediately and call emergency assistance / consult your doctor. If you are allergic to pollen, you should avoid bee pollen!
(That being said, I will say that I enjoyed bee pollen for years, and personally feel comfortable having it during my pregnancy. That is just my personal choice. But it is one of the “raw” foods that is not formally recommended, so please note that disclaimer if you are pregnant and nursing. If you want to be on the safe side, you can avoid it for the pregnancy/nursing period).