Matthew's "ALMOND BUZZER" Smoothie
Hello Cacao Lovers,
I thought I'd share the Superfood Smoothie recipe that I've been making almost every morning, which I've named the "Almond Buzzer" because of the essential ingredients of Almond Butter and Bee Pollen. Without fail, this smoothie really gets me going every time I drink it. It’s an instantly energizing drink which keeps me going for hours, and also puts me in a great mood! As an added bonus- this smoothie takes very little time to make, around 5 minutes.
My experience with Bee Pollen has led me to believe it truly is one of the worlds' most powerful Superfoods. It is known as "Natures Complete Food" and I wholeheartedly agree! I get our Bee Pollen from the "Bee Healthy Honey Shop" on Telegraph Ave (and 30th) in Oakland. Their Bee Pollen is obviously super fresh and from a new batch every time I go in there. It's also extremely local, being procured by them from the Oakland and Berkeley hills. And at $20/pound, I don't think there’s a better deal anywhere in the bay for such high quality Bee Pollen! Bee Pollen lasts a long time too- they told me at the Honey Shop that it lasts for up to a year in the fridge, and up to 6 months out of the fridge.
The following link has some great information about the incredible benefits of Bee Pollen: http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/10-amazing-health-benefits-of-bee-pollen
"ALMOND BUZZER" Smoothie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- 3 tablespoons Raw Almond Butter
- 3 tablespoons Raw Cacao Nibs
- 4 tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Bee Pollen
- 1 cup Ice
Blend everything except ice on high until smooth. Add ice at the end and continue blending until ice is incorporated. Enjoy! Sometimes I will also add a tablespoon of Maca and/or Chlorella. A dash of ground vanilla bean is also a delicious addition.