The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth. – Frances Moore Lappe
How easy is this? And amazing?
Bee pollen: highest source of protein of 40%!! Why do we not eat more of this?!
It reduces inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, protects against liver toxicity, boosts immune system, relieves stress, promotes healing… I mean it can’t get any better than this.
As a food blog, I aim to introduce my readers to easy, healthy recipes made with good quality ingredients – and more importantly, ingredients that are easily accessible. In this capacity, I would like to guide you to shops, websites and avenues to buy them, which are sourced properly, reasonably priced and are companies that I truly believe in.
I formally introduce you to Sattvic Foods, a company started by Jeetu Melwani from Goa, a man with a rich travel diary, and a passion for good food. His focus on gluten free foods has built up an impressive product list for Sattvic Foods. They have the best quality gluten free rolled oats, steel cut oats, rye flour, buckwheat flour, quinoa and its flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar and palm sugar… the list goes on. They also are the only Indian portal that offers the exotic bee pollen, Brazilian acai berry powder, maca powder from Peru, extra virgin coconut oil, cold pressed coconut oil, Himalayan apple cider vinegar, cacao nibs, high quality chia, sunflower, pumpkin and basil seeds and whole lot of other superfoods which are organic and super healthy.
They use their own proprietary technologies to ensure grains are always dry and fresh at the time of dispatch and do not use pesticides and fumigation, which is common in this industry. They offer free shipping and prices are discounted as you buy a larger amount. Sattvic Foods is also an eco-friendly company, using minimum non-biodegradable materials. They also promote products from a local farm, run by permaculturist Clea Chandmal offering medicinal grade Turmeric, Black Pepper and Kokum.
They also have products that attract beauty DIY lovers such as pure cocoa butter, shea butter, and beeswax.
How to use bee pollen? Here’s a very quick recipe that is easy on the eyes as well as hips!
- 1 banana
- 30 g dark chocolate
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- 2 tsp almond flakes
- 1 tsp sprinkles
- Cut the banana, width-wise, into half.
- Stick a popsicle stick into one end of each halves.
- Place them in a freezer.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler, until smooth.
- Dip the bananas into the chocolate and immediately sprinkle the bee pollen, almond flakes and sprinkles.
- Place back in the freezer to set.
- Remove when ready to eat.