Yesterday, there was a little farmer’s market in our small town. And by “farmer’s market”, I actually mean farmers who set up stands at the side of the road, selling their all-natural goods to the passers-by. I love markets like that, even though I have the tendency of spending way more money than I intended at those things.
For example, there was a pretty old bearded guy selling honey, and not just one type: there was clear honey, creamy honey, honey with royal jelly, AND, this is where it got interesting, honey with flower pollen. I had never heard of eating flower pollen directly, but this farmer managed to talk me into buying a jar full! Why, you ask? Well, he insisted that he had gotten rid of his pollen allergies by eating a spoonful daily for two years, and talked on and on about the high-protein levels of these wondrous kernels. At first, I didn’t really trust anything he was saying – after all, he was trying to sell them to me – but, living in the progressed times of the smartphone, I walked to another farmer and started checking the internet about flower pollen. And, while there doesn’t seem to be consent concerning all the virtues of flower pollen, everyone seems to agree that they are very, very healthy and have only positive impact.
I therefore bought a jar full, and will now attempt to integrate a spoonful into my meals for one week – perhaps, by the end of it, I’ll have acquired some superpower no one has ever heard of before?!
The first way I included these awesome colorful pollen kernels was in my breakfast bowl this morning:
Power-Breakfast-Bowl With Secret Super-Ingredient
- 1 Tbs. flax seeds
- 1 tsp. flower pollen
- 3 Tbs. oats or other flakes (unsweetened)
- soy or almond milk
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1 handful of grapes
- 1/2 apple, diced
1. Soak the flax seeds in a bit of soy/almond milk for at least 10 minutes before adding the other ingredients.
2. Add the 3 Tbs. of flakes (I used a mixture of rye, barley, and oat flakes, as well as some seeds, like pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds).
3. Add the sliced fruit, fill your bowl with some more milk, and then sprinkle the flower pollen on top.
Enjoy a colorful start into your day! Remember to drink lots of fluids when eating flax seeds, and don’t be surprised by the slight honey & nut taste that the pollen add to your cereal.