Friday, October 31, 2014

Immunity Booster Smoothie

This is one of my favorite health smoothies! It combines the healing power of bee products - raw honey, propolis, and bee pollen - with the refreshing taste of citrus fruit. And of course, citrus fruits are not simply tasty. They are loaded with powerful nutrients: Vitamin C, folate, potassium, and flavonoids such as quercetin, among others. Fresh ginger was added for additional immune support since it has powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

You may wonder about the taste of this smoothie, but when you consider that it is supposed to be your medicine, the whole thing makes a bit more sense. I agree that it takes a little practice to get used to the taste of propolis or bee pollen, but you must know that there are few other substances in nature that come with comparable healing potential.

Drink this smoothie during the cold season as often as you can. Start slowly. Add only small amounts of propolis if you do not like the taste. Once you get used to it it will not bother you that much. Just keep in mind that it will help you stay healthy.

  • 2 cups freshly pressed citrus juice (I used pink grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes)
  • 2 very ripe banana
  • 4 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp bee pollen
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/3 tsp liquid propolis

  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour smoothie into glasses and garnish with bee pollen. Enjoy in good company!

Tip: If liquid propolis is too strong for you, use proplis infused honey. Add two table spoons of it and two table spoons of raw honey to your smoothie.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2014


*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.
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