Did you know that honey is a nutrient dense, healing, antioxidant rich superfood? We’re not talking about the plastic bear filled with high-fructose corn syrup, you know, the stuff that you used to slather ALL over your peanut butter and banana sandwiches as a kid.
We’re talking about the delicious nectar that adds extra minerals to your diet and is proven to fight off colds and infections and even improve your skin texture or heal wounds.
Whether you’re adding this superfood to your smoothie or drizzling it on top of your breakfast, (maybe of yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit) this liquid gold is sure to take your meal to the next level both in flavor and nutrition.
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Here’s how you can get your hands on this superfood and when/how you can use it!
Befriend Your Local Bee Keeper. If you can find honey at your community Farmer’s Market, this is your best bet for getting pure honey that is full of diverse pollen to help boost your immune system.
Keep it Raw. Purchasing raw honey that has not been cooked (pasteurized), will ensure you get to benefit from the natural enzyme activity of honey. These enzymes are a big part of what makes honey beneficial for a variety of uses.
Here is how to choose the best honey for your use —
Heal Your Skin: Try New Zealand, Manuka honey for its powerful collagen producing properties and for healing damaged skin. The antibacterial properties of Manuka honey make it powerful enough to be used used topically when treating skin wounds.
Support Detoxification: Choose Acacia Honey to cleanse your liver, improve the health of your digestive system, and reduce inflammation of your GI and respiratory tract.
Up Your Immunity: Eucalyptus or Linden Honey are great choices during the winter months to bolster your immune system in order to fight off colds or respiratory infections.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE BEST SMOOTHIES (EVER).
Smoothie-making is an art! There are so many flavor combinations and nutrition profiles, it can get a little overwhelming.
Download our completely FREE DIY Smoothie Guide for our favorite tips and tricks to up your smoothie game.
GET YOUR HANDS ON SOME SUPERFOODS
Find all of our favorite, nutritious wellness essentials to keep you fueled with clean energy!
The pantry includes superfood blends that you can easily add to your smoothie or favorite beverage to boost immunity, detoxify or serve up a healthy dose of protein post-work out.
In addition, we also have healthy snack options like our Superfood Trail Mix so you can snack smarter.