Even if you know about the various health benefits of bee pollens, you may not like the taste. Many grow to like the flavor of the raw granules over time, but it's an acquired taste. And eating granules is the best way to gain full benefit from bee pollens; capsules and tablets are processed, and some of it nutrients drop their effectiveness when the granules are broken down during processing.
However, eating flavorless or distasteful raw granules by the spoonful is not your only option; you can combine bee pollens granules with different foods, making flavorful snacks or drinks that give you all the health benefits. Thirty-five grams of it, or 1.2 ounces, will provide your body with all of your daily protein needs. That's about 2-3 tablespoons of granules; you'll be obtaining protein and other nutrients from plenty of other foods that you eat throughout the day, so 2 tablespoons might be a maximum daily dosage. One tablespoon per day, just before physical exercise for instance, is more than enough for most people.
The easiest way to blend bee pollens with other foods is to create a fruit shake or other drink in a blender. For an easy blender drink, mix 1 banana, 2 prunes (cooked and pitted), 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, 1 tablespoon honey, te teaspoon lemon juice, te teaspoon orange juice, and 1 teaspoon bee pollen. This is a good breakfast energy drink. You can add a little milk, or even a bit of peanut butter for extra protein.
For another breakfast drink that will give you all the pollens you need for the day, mix 1 cup of apple juice or orange juice (pure juice only: no sugar added), 1 banana, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon bee pollens granules. Mix in a blender.
For Christmastime, try the following eggnog concoction. Mix 2 beat eggs with 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons granules; blend together well. Then beat in 2 cups cold milk (or even better, soy milk) and te teaspoon vanilla extract. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. This makes two servings. Whether you want to add a healthy shot of whiskey and a dash of rum and make a true holiday libation is up to you.
For dessert, try it ice cream float. Start with 2 cups of fresh peaches, or some other fresh fruit, and mix in a blender with c cup honey and 2 cups milk. Once this is blended well, add 2 more cups of milk, 1 teaspoon bee pollen granules, te teaspoon almond extract, and 2 cups vanilla ice cream. Blend again until smooth. Put two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a large bowl, pour your blended mixture over the ice cream, and top off with more fresh fruit if desired. It may take more than one person to finish off this rich dessert.
You can also use this to flavor popcorn, rather than using butter. Heat a cup vegetable oil in a saucepan; when hot, add half a cup of uncooked popcorn kernels. Shake until the kernels have popped; remove from heat. Then grind 1 teaspoon of them in a coffee grinder or flax seed mill; sprinkle over your popcorn along with salt and / or sugar to taste.
Any of these recipes will make it more palatable; even if you grow to enjoy the taste of raw granules, you'll want to mix it up with these energy drinks and snacks.