Apples, Honey, Cinnamon and Bee Pollen ~ getting your vitamins in the right way!
Need more quick and healthy snacks to boost your vitamin intake? Here’s one of my favorites!
Apples drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon! Plus, bonus topper… Bee Pollen!
Yep, that stuff is absolutely GREAT for you! Thank you lil bees 🙂
* Please note the caution reference about allergies and pregnant women below!
These guys are one of the hardest workers in nature and they bless us with so much!
It takes one bee eight hours a day for one month straight to make one teaspoon of these little granules. According to an article from Food Matters TV, “Each pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.” Bee Pollen is one of the most completely nourishing foods you can eat. It’s rich in proteins, free amino acids, B vitamins and folic acid. Isn’t that crazy? I mean seriously! Thank you bees!
In addition to cooking and creating recipes, I like to study food, nutrition and healthy ways to get my vitamins in. When I discovered bee pollen and how beneficial it is to incorporate into your diet, I decided to make something delicious with it.
I’m so lucky that there are several local bee farmers in my town. That honey in the picture below came from Crigger Farm and it’s so fantastic that I buy it and cook with it all the time!
If you’re wondering where to get the pollen, you can find it at your local health food store or click this linky-dink right here, Bee Pollen.
Good combination, eh? Take these things, slice up some apples, put em together and there you go! Delicious and nutritious!
Pastry bags make a great tool for drizzling honey!
This nutritious snack is great by itself or with a meal! Yum! You can also sprinkle the bee pollen granules over the salad, too! I would if I had some fruit in the salad, like strawberries or grapes.
There you have it folks! Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious! I do hope you’ll enjoy trying this treat! I love it!
If you’ve got some great ideas for using bee pollen in a dish and wanna share with me, by all means, please do! I’d love to hear from you!
Make it a delicious weekend y’all! Thank you for reading and visiting me! Till next time ~ much love, Connie
* If you have pollen allergies, bee pollen can cause a serious allergic reaction. So if you’re allergic to bees then please do not eat bee pollen. Reactions can include shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.
* Bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women. A woman should also avoid using bee pollen if she is breastfeeding.
* Bee pollen may cause increased bleeding if taken with certain blood thinners. Check with your doctor before taking bee pollen if you take any medications.
Apples n Honey Snack
- apples sliced and cored
- bee pollen granules
- Drizzle honey over the sliced apples as desired and sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with bee pollen granules.