Having grown up in a Mexican culture we put everything in a tortilla including PB&J, now I just use a whole wheat tortilla, you call it a wrap and instead of jelly I use whole natural fruit that I macerate. I cut up the fruit, place in a large bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and either sugar in the raw or Turbinado sugar then let is sit for about an hour. All the natural juices will seep out and you have a little sweeten fruit from it's own juices.
TML.. I need to try this as soon as I get the powder form of bee pollen!! I love love love PB&B. I'm actually known for making PB&B wraps. Spread a whole wheat tortilla w/ peanut butter, peel a banana and roll it up! Adding a tiny bit of raw honey and bee pollen sprinkles would be extra amazing! Thanks for sharing!
I had this great half sandwich once with bee pollen on it. It was served at a health food bar. It was one slice of whole wheat bread with the 12 grain/nut mix toasted. On top of that was a thin layer of peanut butter. On top of the peanut butter was sprinkled bee pollen. Then thin sliced banana circles was placed on top to cover the sandwich and finally it was drizzled with organic natural honey.
It sort of reminded me of Elvis on a health kick. It was really good. The bee pollen sprinkles gave it an extra zing.
Edited by: TML-2012 at: 3/30/2010 (21:34)
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Well the bee pollen was out of stock at my natural food store so I took a drive a few towns away and bought some granules. I've put them in oatmeal- a different taste, but I think I will get used to it, and also in my protein smoothies. Not bad considering the benefits!! Anyone have other foods to try it in?!
Yes it can help depending on the severity of allergies. Its great to start your kids on it early for obvious reasons. Its not a cure all but will help. My allergies are horrible, so bad I have been extreme in my treatment by getting allergy shots from Mexico. Hard to beat $15 a shot for 5 months of bliss. Not exactly the best thing to do but when you run a kitchen, sneezing is not the thing to be doing while plating.
I belong to a health food coop that sells organic foods. I bought the bee pollen granules from www.clnf.org (Country Life). I also buy all my flours, nuts, steel cut outs, etc. through this coop. Maybe there is one in your area. Very affordable prices.
Does anyone know where to purchase bee pollen? I'd like to try it in my oatmeal, as Tosca suggests, but I have no idea where to find it! Also, any recommendations on brands/forms? Vitamin Shoppe was the only brand with granules, but I don't feel comfortable eating something from a mass producer of vitamins. Thanks in advance!!
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