Last Updated on January 29, 2023
This pineapple mango smoothie uses bee pollen to alleviate and prevent allergies. And with tangy pineapple and sweet mango, this bee pollen smoothie will be one you reach for even when it’s not allergy season!
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pineapple mango smoothie
During allergy season, I try to sneak a teaspoon of bee pollen and/or local raw honey into our breakfasts. And smoothies make an easy, convenient breakfast year-round. Include this pineapple mango smoothie recipe as part of your weekly meal prep or breakfasts on the go.
bee pollen smoothie for allergies
What is a smoothie going to do for your allergies, you ask? To fix allergies, we first need to know how they work. If you have an allergic reaction to something, your body has developed an immune response to the allergen. This creates antibodies. The antibodies activate certain receptors on your cells to release histamine.
Histamines are what cause your stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc. If you’ve ever looked for allergy medication, then you know you’re looking for an anti-histamine. And, bee pollen reduces histamines!
This is a rudimentary explanation — here’s something a little more scientific.
Plus, bee pollen is not only an excellent way to fight allergies, but it’s also a super-food. It’s a complete protein that aids in the recovery from chronic illness, helps reduce cravings, regulates intestines, builds new blood, fights disease, and even has antibiotic properties.
Depending on your sensitivity level, you can take up to 3 tablespoons a day. Gradually work your way up to that.
pineapple and mango smoothie
Yes, my bee pollen is in my honey jar. Oops.
It’s best to take pollen with food – especially fruit. The fruit fibers will help activate the pollen. So, smoothies are the perfect vehicle. And this pineapple mango smoothie is full of antioxidants and digestion-aiding ingredients to perfectly complement the pollen.
what is a smoothie?
A smoothie is a cold, smooth drink made of blended or pureed fruit in a milk, yogurt, or water base. People will also make dessert smoothies with an ice cream base.
Smoothies are often served as a convenient breakfast on the go, an easily digestible meal when you’re ill, or as a tasty treat. They’re versatile meals with thousands of combinations, guaranteeing you can find one to suit your tastes.
This pineapple mango smoothie recipe is full of healthful ingredients to aid with allergy relief and keep you feeling your best!
If you are allergic to bee stings, proceed with caution. You could have an allergic reaction to bee pollen.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Pineapple, cubed
- 1 Mango
- 2 Bananas
- 1/4 Cup of Nut Milk (water or regular milk would work as well)
- 1 Tablespoon of Bee Pollen
step 1: measure out ingredients
Measure out the ingredients for your bee pollen smoothie. There’s wiggle room here for your tastes – if you prefer a more mango-heavy smoothie, use less pineapple and make up for it with the mango. Customize it however you see fit!
step 2: blend
Add all of the pineapple and mango smoothie ingredients to the base of your blender, and blend together until smooth. Then, compost your scraps!
step 3: freeze until you’re ready to drink
You can enjoy this pineapple and mango smoothie recipe immediately, of course. But these smoothies freeze very well for meal prepping. Unless you’re using pre-frozen fruit, freezing them will also make your smoothie colder – and what is a smoothie if it’s not nice and frosty?
Pull the smoothie out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before you want to drink it. You will wake up to a smoothie with the perfect consistency.
what are the benefits of the other ingredients in this smoothie?
Both pineapple and mango are very high in vitamin C. One cup of pineapple has 131% of your vitamin C daily value, and one mango has 80% of your daily vitamin C. Mangoes are also very high in Vitamin A, vital to a healthy immune system. To make it even healthier, add a handful or two of spinach for an extra nutritious punch.
when is the best time to start taking bee pollen?
Ideally, you’ll want to start taking the pollen 6 weeks before your allergies start so you can build up immunity. Starting immediately is better than never starting at all, though!
how do you store bee pollen?
Bee pollen will keep in the fridge for a year.
This may not completely replace allergy medicine. We still take it, but it has greatly reduced our consumption.
- 1 pineapple, cubed
- 1 mango
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup nut milk
- 1 tbs bee pollen
- Cube the pineapple and remove flesh from the mango peel. Remove peel from bananas.
- Place all ingredients in the base of a blender and blend until smooth
- Store in the freezer. The night before serving, place in the refrigerator to thaw. It will be the perfect consistency by morning!