Bee pollen is a wonderful superfood and these simple, tasty, and healthy bee pollen recipes make it easy to enjoy on a regular basis! Gluten free, dairy free, and whole-foods focused, you’ll love these healthy options.
photo by Simple Natural Nutrition
Let’s Talk Bee Pollen!
Bee pollen is a superfood that can be found in a lot of health food stores or natural grocers. It is granular in form and made of a combination of nectar, honey, flower pollen, and digestive enzymes from bees (source). This slightly sweet and floral tasting superfood is gaining popularity in the recipe world and not just because it looks pretty as a garnish! I love sprinkling bee pollen on many foods and keep it in my pantry all the time!
What is eating bee pollen good for?
Bee pollen is a great source of antioxidants and according to Healthline, it contains more than 250 bio-active substances, including proteins, carbs, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes! It may help lower heart disease risk and can help reduce inflammation in the body and boost liver function.
What is the best way to take bee pollen?
Bee pollen can be enjoyed in so many different ways. It can be blended with smoothies or sprinkled over yogurt, smoothie bowls, or overnight oats. It goes great with raw desserts or works as a coating for energy balls or homemade truffles. And, it can be added to granola, warm drinks, and more. It can also be ground into a powder and used in many ways in that form.
Here are 14 fantastic healthy recipes from the blogosphere to get you inspired to give bee pollen a try if you haven’t already!
The Bee Pollen Recipes:
Blackberry Banana Smoothie Bowl from NITK
(recipe by Will Frolic For Food)
This delicious and healthy smoothie is packed with antioxidants, hormone-balancing maca root, and topped with floral bee pollen for amazing flavour combination.
Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Bee Pollen from The Awesome Green
These simple and healthy granola bars amp it up with bee pollen, fibre-rich dates, seeds, and pot course, peanut butter!
Coconut Yogurt Superfood Tarts from NITK
Packed with probiotics and sprinkled with bee pollen, dried fruit, and dark chocolate, these yogurt tarts are the healthiest dessert you’ll ever try (but you wouldn’t know it!).
Honey & Bee Pollen Granola from Brewing Happiness
This crunchy and delightful healthy homemade granola is brimming with goodness and sprinkled with the perfect amount of bee pollen.
Easy Peanut Butter Açai Bowl from NITK
Traditionally açai smoothie bowls contain the perfect amount of bee pollen and a healthy drizzle of honey to top. This adds even more carbohydrates and antioxidants to an energizing surfers delight.
Dark Chocolate Fudge from Hello Veggie
This super healthy fudge is made with hemp seeds, cacao, cashews, maple syrup, and the perfect amount of bee pollen for an incredible naturally sweet and fudgy flavour and texture.
Bee Pollen Smoothie from The Hungry Bites
This bright and vibrant smoothie is loaded with superfoods from bee pollen, to mango, to almonds, to turmeric. Well worth a try!
Warm Granola Breakfast Bowl from Sugar & Soul
This delicious breakfast bowl combines yogurt (use coconut yogurt for dairy free) and a quick baked granola along with bee pollen for an amazing way to start the day.
Honey & Bee Pollen Collagen Bars from All Purpose Flour Child
These protein-packed bars are loaded with collagen, honey, bee pollen, coconut oil, and ghee (use vegan butter for non-dairy). A perfect snack for fuelling the body.
Matcha Latte with Bee Pollen from Simple Natural Nutrition
This beautiful matcha latte combines matcha and beetroot with sweet bee pollen for an antioxidant-rich hug in a mug.
Bee Pollen, Berry & Broccoli Rabe Smoothie from Dolly & Oatmeal
This tasty smoothie combines berries with broccoli greens and bee pollen for loads of fibre, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Overnight Oats with Bee Pollen from Local Milk
This simple overnight oats recipe is healthy and filling (just swap the whole milk out for non-dairy milk if you need to). It is topped with an array of healthy garnishes including floral bee pollen.
Bee Pollen Chocolate Globes from Balance with B
These fudgy chocolate globes are. made with an array of nuts, sunflower seed butter, cacao, bee pollen, maca, and flaxseed for a superfood snack bite you’ll want again and again.
Raspberry Ginger Smoothie from Well + Vibrant
This gorgeous raspberry smoothie bowl combines coconut yogurt with dates, raspberries, and ginger along with avocado and hemp protein for a well-rounded meal. The bee pollen is added as a perfect garnish along with coconut flakes and almond butter!
Have you tried bee pollen before? What ways do you incorporate this antioxidant-rich superfood into your meals or snacks? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below to save this roundup for later!