Sunday, February 02, 2014

Breakfast Shake or Smoothie and the Benefits of Zinc(Dairy, Gluten and Refined Sugar Free)

This is a great smoothie to start your day. This shake includes bee pollen. Bee pollen is a complete food, full of amino acids and anti-oxidants. It reduces allergies, boosts immune systems and provides energy.  Bee pollen can be found at most health food stores and farmer's markets.
One of my other favourite ingredients in this smoothie are the sesame seeds.  Sesame seeds are high in calcium and zinc!  Zinc not only boosts your immune system but it also enhances your sense of taste.  Did you know that zinc deficiency can actually create a picky eater? 
Ingredients (serves 1-2)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon/gluten free vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 pears
  • 2 handfuls kale
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. Great article – No one can deny benefit of zinc.I will definitely try this smoothie to get benefit of zinc.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe :)