Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
This m!lkshake is a light and refreshing and full of fabulous-for you ingredients, including the very disgusting-tasting bee pollen! Do not be put off though - this m!lkshake is delish and a great way of hiding the flavour of bee-pollen and getting all it's goodness into our bods.
Bee pollen is full of protein, amino acids, vitamins (including vitamin B), scientists believe that each bee pollen pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen. Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, ameliorating many allergies. Pollen is also good for the intestinal flora (one area they think may be limited in children with severe food allergies) and thereby supports the immune system. I think it's worth a go getting it into my son, and the only way to do it is to hide the flavour - hence this scrummy m!lkshake!
- 5 dates (I use dried dates)*
- 3 Tbs gluten-free oats
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 C m!lk alternative - we use koko a thin coconut m!lk
- 1 banana
- ½ tsp bee pollen
- handful of ice
- 1½ tsp raw honey
- freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon
Because I use dried dates and oats in this recipe I like to get a little jar of yum ready a while before I am going to make this m!lkshake.* If you use fresh dates you can skip this process if you prefer.
Into the jar pop the dried dates, oats, cinnamon and m!lk alternative. Give them a stir, pop the lid on and stick it in the fridge. The dates will soften and the oats will absorb the flavours.
When you want to make and drink the m!lkshsake, retrieve the jar of yum from the fridge, give it a stir and pour the lot into a liquidiser.
Give it all a good blitz and then pour into your glass. I drizzle the remaining half teaspoon of raw honey over the top and then grate nutmeg over that - or a sprinkling of ground cinnamon as pictured here.
*Because I use dried dates and oats in this recipe I get a little jar of yum ready a while before I am going to make this m!lkshake. If it's going to be my breakfast on the hoof I get my jar of yum ready the night before. If it's the lunch I am going to grab between meetings I make my jar of yum in the morning. Just knowing it's there ready and waiting makes me feel happy!