I love honey. I add it to tea, spread it on Peanut Butter sandwiches, smear it on bananas, and drizzle it on spinach.
I like because it’s sweet, but carries less guilt since it comes from nature. That’s good reasoning, right?
But did you know that honey is a great source of natural energy for everyday activities or during exercise as well as for pre- and post- workout fuel. Honey helps sustain your energy levels as it delivers a unique carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids? [source]
In fact, honey is almost the perfect superfood for athletes and runners. It has 17 grams of carbs per tablespoon and is ideal for working muscles. It delays fatigue and can decrease muscle soreness too. One of the best post-exercise snacks is a banana with peanut butter and honey!
The kind people at the National Honey Board sent me some local honey to try out! Sounded good to me!
This morning, I tried their Whey Better Berry and Honey Energy Boost Shake!
Whey Better Berry and Honey Energy Boost Shake
Serves 2 – 3
- 3 – 4 tbsp honey
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup skim milk
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ½ banana
- 3 cubes of ice
- Slice strawberries and banana.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend. Be sure ice is crushed and all ingredients are well mixed before serving. Enjoy a great breakfast on the go!
I halved the recipe to just make one smoothie. And I used frozen berries instead of fresh with ice. It was DELICIOUS!
I’ll be posting a few more recipes highlighting honey soon, I just LOVE it! A power breakfast that tastes like dessert is an A+ in my book.
For more information on the benefits of honey and other fun stuff, visit www.honey.com.
Disclosure: The National Honey Board has provided me with this product for the purposes of trying and reviewing it. All opinions are my own.