Waking up to a blaring alarm clock sucks—no argument here. But imagine this: A breakfast smoothie that's delish and power-packed enough to compete with your snooze button. Yup, it’s possible. And to prove it, we’re coming in hot with a refreshing blend to quell all your AM blues. This bee-powered smoothie packs a one-two punch of hardworking superfoods that beautify you from the inside out (thank you, ginger!), while also fueling your hustle until lunchtime. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Matcha contains theophylline and L-theanine, amino acids that mingle with the caffeine to give you a more sustainable boost than your usual cup of joe.Every superfood in this breakfast game-changer is working overtime, but here’s the deal with the two all-star ingredients you *need* to know about for all future smoothie-making endeavors. Matcha contains theophylline and L-theanine—amino acids that mingle with the caffeine to give you a more sustainable boost than your usual cup of joe. And unlike coffee, which can sometimes give you the jitters, the L-theanine in matcha helps to create a stable mental alertness that won’t make your hands shake. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the real M.V.P. of this smoothie: bee pollen. This superfood is packed with protein (about 40%), amino acids, B complex vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid, and carotenoids. In fact, a series of studies on Olympic athletes connect the consumption of bee pollen with increased performance, blood hemoglobin values and shortened recovery time after intense physical exercise. Case in point: Muhammad Ali consumed it on the reg throughout his career.
Bee-powered, brain fuel smoothieIngredients
- 1/2 tablespoon of matcha
- 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped ginger
- a handful of cashews
- 1 teaspoon of BKN bee pollen
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 handful of parsley
- 1/4 of a fresh mango
- 1 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 3 sprays BKN propolis
- a splash of your favorite nut milk