Bee pollen – Pedaling for Peace Super Foods Series

pedaling for peace - bee pollen superfood    Bee pollen contains the male germ cells produced by plants through their flowers and blossoms, carefully selected by bees that separate only the grains that are richest in nutrients. Because of this, some people don’t consider this a vegan food, but it is definitely a powerful addition to you diet if you decide to consume it.

Most of the vitamins and nutrients found in bee pollen come in perfect proportions, which makes them more easily assimilated by the body respecting nature’s synergy.

Bee pollen is high in active carotenoids that are later turn into vitamin A in the body, vitamin B1, B2, B6, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, 59 different trace minerals, 22 amino acids and various enzymes. Keep in mind when consuming bee pollen as well as most other superfoods, this enzymes and many of it’s nutrients are destroyed by heat, so keep it raw and fresh always.

Some of the effects of bee pollen in the body are:

* Higher performance levels with increased stamina, strength and endurance.

* Stimulation of the metabolism that results in a healthy weight and strengthening of the cell tissues.

* Increased vitality and longevity.

* Increased mental focus and alertness. Overall toning of the nervous system.

* Better assimilation of nutrients and better elimination of toxins.

* Higher resistance to external aggression – bee pollen has natural antibiotic substances and stimulates a faster regeneration of tissues.

* Toning of the intestinal tissues and restoration of healthy intestinal flora.

However, please be grateful for the hard work of our tiny flying friends since it takes a bee eight hours of work per day for a month to gather one teaspoon of bee pollen! and be always conscious of the origin of your bee pollen, nowadays many types of bees around the world are struggling for survival. Yes, bees ARE in danger amongst other reasons, for the dirty battle of chemical farming practices and genetic modifications, so be kind and always grateful.

Mulegé smoothie… yum, yum…

pedaling for peace - green smoothie named Mulege, part of a superfood diet

Mulegé is rad. Definitely. We didn’t plan on staying here, after Santa Rosalía we thought of going straight to Santispac about ten miles south from here, a beautiful beach and stay camping there a day or two…  the heat coming here was so hard that by the time we reached Mulegé, we had no energy for those ten miles, figured we could rest here for the night and carry on the next morning early… it’s been four days and we are still finding reasons to stay each morning, having the best time with some rad people!!

At the moment we’re staying with a super cool couple in their small house that is such a sweet spot! one of the reasons it’s so sweet are the numerous fruit plants around; we have figs, bananas, different type of mangoes… time for a smoothie!! and nothing beats collecting your food from your garden!!!  so put everything on the blender and enjoy. This recipe is loaded with potassium, and vitamins, depending on your appetite, this is serves for about two people;)

2 banana -an excellent source of potassium and B6 vitamin, therefore a good staple food for athletes!!

6 fresh figs -a good source of vitamin K, more potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese.

1 orange -loading you up with some good C vitamin

2 mangoes

2 teaspoons chlorella powder -we try to have some chlorella or spirulina with us always, a punch of protein, iron, clorophyll and so many vitamins and minerals.

2 teaspoons bee pollen -not considered vegan but we do have some every now and then, suuuuuper nutritious, great for your immune and nervous systems specially.

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Mulegé is rad. Definitely. We didn’t plan on staying here, after Santa Rosalía we thought of going straight to Santispac about ten miles south from here, a beautiful beach and stay camping there a day or two…  the heat coming here was so hard that by the time we reached Mulegé, we had no energy for those ten miles, figured we could rest here for the night and carry on the next morning early… it’s been four days and we are still finding reasons to stay each morning, having the best time with some rad people!!

At the moment we’re staying with a super cool couple in their small house that is such a sweet spot! one of the reasons it’s so sweet are the numerous fruit plants around; we have figs, bananas, different type of mangoes… time for a smoothie!! and nothing beats collecting your food from your garden!!!  so put everything on the blender and enjoy. This recipe is loaded with potassium, and vitamins, depending on your appetite, this is serves for about two people;)

2 banana -an excellent source of potassium and B6 vitamin, therefore a good staple food for athletes!!

6 fresh figs -a good source of vitamin K, more potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese.

1 orange -loading you up with some good C vitamin

2 mangoes

2 teaspoons chlorella powder -we try to have some chlorella or spirulina with us always, a punch of protein, iron, clorophyll and so many vitamins and minerals.

2 teaspoons bee pollen -not considered vegan but we do have some every now and then, suuuuuper nutritious, great for your immune and nervous systems specially.

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Mulegé smoothie… yum, yum…

pedaling for peace - green smoothie named Mulege, part of a superfood diet

Mulegé is rad. Definitely. We didn’t plan on staying here, after Santa Rosalía we thought of going straight to Santispac about ten miles south from here, a beautiful beach and stay camping there a day or two…  the heat coming here was so hard that by the time we reached Mulegé, we had no energy for those ten miles, figured we could rest here for the night and carry on the next morning early… it’s been four days and we are still finding reasons to stay each morning, having the best time with some rad people!!

At the moment we’re staying with a super cool couple in their small house that is such a sweet spot! one of the reasons it’s so sweet are the numerous fruit plants around; we have figs, bananas, different type of mangoes… time for a smoothie!! and nothing beats collecting your food from your garden!!!  so put everything on the blender and enjoy. This recipe is loaded with potassium, and vitamins, depending on your appetite, this is serves for about two people;)

2 banana -an excellent source of potassium and B6 vitamin, therefore a good staple food for athletes!!

6 fresh figs -a good source of vitamin K, more potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese.

1 orange -loading you up with some good C vitamin

2 mangoes

2 teaspoons chlorella powder -we try to have some chlorella or spirulina with us always, a punch of protein, iron, clorophyll and so many vitamins and minerals.

2 teaspoons bee pollen -not considered vegan but we do have some every now and then, suuuuuper nutritious, great for your immune and nervous systems specially.

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Mulegé is rad. Definitely. We didn’t plan on staying here, after Santa Rosalía we thought of going straight to Santispac about ten miles south from here, a beautiful beach and stay camping there a day or two…  the heat coming here was so hard that by the time we reached Mulegé, we had no energy for those ten miles, figured we could rest here for the night and carry on the next morning early… it’s been four days and we are still finding reasons to stay each morning, having the best time with some rad people!!

At the moment we’re staying with a super cool couple in their small house that is such a sweet spot! one of the reasons it’s so sweet are the numerous fruit plants around; we have figs, bananas, different type of mangoes… time for a smoothie!! and nothing beats collecting your food from your garden!!!  so put everything on the blender and enjoy. This recipe is loaded with potassium, and vitamins, depending on your appetite, this is serves for about two people;)

2 banana -an excellent source of potassium and B6 vitamin, therefore a good staple food for athletes!!

6 fresh figs -a good source of vitamin K, more potassium, magnesium, calcium and manganese.

1 orange -loading you up with some good C vitamin

2 mangoes

2 teaspoons chlorella powder -we try to have some chlorella or spirulina with us always, a punch of protein, iron, clorophyll and so many vitamins and minerals.

2 teaspoons bee pollen -not considered vegan but we do have some every now and then, suuuuuper nutritious, great for your immune and nervous systems specially.

1 tablespoon hemp seeds