Smoothie Recipes: Magic Mango Smoothie
With rejuvenating bee pollen
Posted April 20th, 2013 by noelle |
Each week I like to share a new smoothie recipe. This particular smoothie recipe is special to me because it incorporates bee pollen, which many health beauties (like this one and this one) consider to be virtually magic. Bee pollen is rich in B vitamins (including B12) which play an important role in your mood and in your memory. Bee pollen is also believed to be a powerful hormone rejuvenator (which some health gurus believe helps boost a woman’s fertility). I find that a little goes a long way, and it’s best to start out gradually with a 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon serving.
To compliment the bee pollen, I used lots of sweet mango here. Mangoes add a powerful dose of vitamin C to support healthy immune function and collagen formation. Tender baby spinach adds an iron boost and hemp seeds add a protein punch.
Magic Mango Smoothie
As a reminder beauties, health gurus do not recommend eating bee pollen if you have an allergenic reaction to bees, or a health condition like asthma.
Serving Size: 1 (210 calories per serving)
1 cup mango, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup oranges, frozen
1/2 teaspoon bee pollen
1 cup water
1 heaping tablespoon hemp seeds
1 handful baby spinach*
(* Buy organic, if possible. Learn more here.)
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Mangoes – One serving of mangoes provides 100% of your daily vitamin C and 35% of your vitamin A, both important antioxidant nutrients. Vitamin C supports healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth. Learn more here and here.
Place ingredients into a Blendtec, or good powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice if desired. Enjoy!
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