Antioxidant Superfood Smoothie

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I’ve been hearing so much about bee pollen lately I had to buy some and try it for myself. It smells sweet just like honey and is easy to add to anything just as you would chia or flaxseed. Labeled as a “superfood” bee pollen is filled with vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs, lipids and more.

Here’s what it has:
-Antioxidants
-Protein (all 8 essential amino acids)
-B vitamins (especially B5)
-Vitamin A
-Vitamin C
-Vitamin D
-Vitamin E
-Vitamin K
-Iron
-Zinc
-Copper
-Magnesium

*Note: If you have seasonal allergies you may be highly allergic to bee pollen. Start with just a 1/2 tsp at a time.

I made this smoothie this morning for breakfast, all ingredients are approximations feel free to adjust to your liking!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 fresh banana
1 cup of Wyman’s wild blueberries (frozen)
~1 cup non-dairy milk of choice, just enough liquid to help the ingredients blend
1/2 tsp bee pollen
~1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
a few dashes of turmeric

 

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth, add more milk as needed. Enjoy!

 

Blueberry smoothie in a highball glass with berries and mint leaf

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.