Fit for a Queen – Superfood Smoothie

  

If you’ve heard of the benefits of Bee Products, but are not sure of how to incorporate them into your diet – this recipe is for you!

Blend

2 cups of Strawberries

2-3 thick slices of Cantaloupe

4 tbsps of dried Goji Berries

1 tbsp of Maca Root Powder

1 tsp of Royal Jelly, with Bee Pollen, Propolis, and Honey (or more to taste)

Ice

Most people are familiar with Honey, but Propolis, Bee Pollen, and Royal Jelly less so. These can be purchased separately, but I was able to find them combined with honey – which makes it a little easier to consume. The taste is intense, to say the least, hence the recipe above 🙂  Here’s the combo package I bought:

Here are a few facts on these amazing Bee products:

Honey, in its organic/wild, raw, unfiltered state is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and enzymes.

“Bee pollen is the most complete superfood found in nature. containing vitamin B-9 and all twenty-two amino acids, it is a… energy-rich source of complete protein (Wolfe 2009:87).”

“Propolis is the substance that seals the hive… Propolis is a waxy, highly medicinal, immune supporting, and antibacterial substance… and has a long history of herbal and alchemical use (Wolfe 2009:87).”

Royal Jelly… where to start… Basically, its what makes the Queen Bee, the Queen Bee. According to research, the only difference between the average worker bee which lives 3 months or less, and the Queen Bee, which lays over 2,000 eggs a day and lives 4-5 years is that Queen Bees are fed royal jelly throughout their entire lives (Wolfe 2009).

So the question is… do you want to be a Worker or a Queen 😉 ?

Maca Root “increases energy, endurance, oxygen in the blood, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, and libido. It supports the endocrine system, the adrenals, and the thyroid, typically improves one’s mood, and helps support healthy hormone production. (Wolfe 2009:70)”

Goji Berries “boost immune function, increase alkalinity and vitality, provide liver protection, improve eyesight and blood quality, deliver anti-aging compounds” and improve sexual function (Wolfe 2009:19).”

Enjoy!

~ V ~

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