Like with bee propolis, bee pollen is a great supplement to take if you’re struggling with high blood pressure. For years, bee propolis has been used to control hypertension as it is thought to inhibit the functioning of inflammatory pathways.
Bee pollen has similar uses to bee propolis. However, it can be added to food directly as it comes in granules. The texture is quite crunchy and is a great contrast when adding it to breakfast items, such as granola, overnight oats, and smoothie bowls, to name a few. Bee pollen is a little bitter and can take some getting used to, but thankfully, it isn’t that hard to acclimatize.
Try using this in your next smoothie bowl:
Blend 1 cup of frozen red and dark berries (dark berry mix is perfect), 5 large strawberries, ½ cup of frozen assorted fruits (peaches, apples, etc), 1 cup frozen spinach, and ½ cup of water. Blend this till pureed. Empty blender contents into a bowl and top with chia seeds, granola, cacao beans, and bee pollen. Consume immediately. The use of frozen fruits eliminates the need for ice thus providing a far more flavorful breakfast bowl.
Store in a cool dry place. Refrigerate upon opening.