3 Big Reasons Why You Should Add Honey to Your Smoothies

Honey is a golden superfood that has been used for centuries. Many know it as an effective medicine that can be used for healing, while others use it as a sweetener in their coffee. However, did you know that honey can be the perfect addition to smoothies? That’s right; whether it’s a breakfast or a midday smoothie, honey adds essential nutrients, such as calcium, copper, iron, and magnesium to your already healthy concoction. But that’s not all. Let’s see other major reasons why you should make honey the key ingredient in your smoothies.

Honey Fig Smoothie in glass with fresh-picked fig leaf and fig in process on white marble counter with white bowl filled with bananas
Waxing Kara Spring honey featured with Fig Smoothie on Chesterhaven Beach Farm

Honey turns bitter into sweet

So, let’s get real; not all smoothies are delicious. They might be very good for you, but certain ingredients like kale, bitter melon, and even ginger can make your morning smoothie hard to enjoy. To remedy this, don’t hesitate to add a teaspoon or two of honey to your smoothie. And if you’re worried about calories, don’t be. Honey contains only about 16 calories per teaspoon, so it won’t make that much of a caloric difference; however, the difference in taste will be astounding. In other words, once you add the honey, its sweetness takes over, and the bitter taste practically fades away. Needless to say, with honey, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smoothie and enjoy a little immunotherapy, without squinting every time you take a sip.

You get additional nutrients with honey

If you prefer a berry smoothie that lacks certain nutrients like calcium, magnesium, or iron, add honey to get all the essentials elements your body needs. This golden superfood can also be a nutritious addition to a smoothie, even if you’re diabetic and need extra protein without the saturated fat. The secret, in this case, is to use it in moderation – so instead of two spoonfuls, use only one. Honey doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol so it’s also perfect for individuals who need to keep their cholesterol level in check.

Honey aids muscle repair

So we know how beneficial smoothies can be before or after a workout, but did you know that adding honey to your smoothie can actually aid muscle repair? Just a dollop of this golden substance can significantly enhance muscle repair by boosting glycogen production which is essential for muscle restoration and blood sugar control. So, whether it’s a leafy green or a tropical banana smoothie, make sure you don’t leave honey out.

It’s no surprise people refer to this golden substance as a ‘superfood’; after all, it does have super properties. However, the secret is to consume it on a daily basis, and in moderation.

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Try these smoothies made with honey

The best time for a smoothie is after a workout. We use clean carbohydrates to repair muscle and restore energy supply. Any concern for calories is foreshadowed by the very fact that you’ve just burned anything that you’ll gain. Personally, as long as I am active, I don’t much care about enjoying a healthy smoothie.

This Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe is from my favorite personal trainer, Nick Shultz. Nick always reinforces the proper diet in support of the hard work we do together.

making a pumpkin smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

This pumpkin smoothie works like a post-workout recovery shake.

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Live by chocolate

Made with Homemade Almond Milk and Coca, this smoothie is like an almond joy bar, only much better for you because there are no processed sugars.

Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie in a glass

Almond Milk Smoothie

Our Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie may sound indulgent, but you wouldn’t believe how great it is for you! Packed with fiber, protein, and super-food antioxidants, 

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When everything isn’t necessarily all peachy make this peach smoothie your personal secret weapon. No insulin spikes here. Peaches are low glycemic!

Peach Smoothie with fresh peaches and raw oats in glass jars with straws

Peach Smoothie

This smoothie can bring summertime home at any time of the year if you use frozen peaches. Delicious and a low glycemic index fruit!

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Berry delicious and oh-so-good for the memory. This Blueberry Smoothie is my all-time favorite smoothie.

Start Your Day with a Wild Blueberry Smoothie. Blueberry smoothies are rich in antioxidants and keep you feeling full and satisfied. Easy & Delicious.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberries are very low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that contribute towards optimum health and wellness. These vitamins and minerals work together as anti-oxidants which help limit free radical injury to the body.

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When Strawberries are in season, this is my go-to smoothie. Nothing better than peanut butter and strawberry smoothie. It’s like peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bad stuff!

strawberry smoothie with mint garnish on weathered wood table

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

Try this delicious and surprisingly filling Peanut Butter and Strawberry Smoothie to get your day started!

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Don’t forget to eat your greens. Green Smoothies can be extra-special good for you depending on how you decide to make them.

Bee Green Smoothies with straws with chia seeds and raw spinach, sliced banana and green apple

Bee Green Smoothies

Without honeybees, there would be far fewer greens, use as many as you wish to make this drink better and better with each addition. You can AVOID sugar-y fruits in this smoothie altogether.

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Last but not least, let’s get a little figgy with this Fig Smoothie. Late summer, the figs come in slowly then very quickly. We pick baskets of them. I freeze a bag or two of them for safe-keeping. This is a delicious smoothie!

Honey Fig Smoothie in glass with fresh-picked fig leaf and fig in process on white marble counter with white bowl filled with bananas

How to Make a Fig Smoothie Recipe

Now you can get figgy with your morning smoothie. Go out to the fig tree, pick a handful of figs, and follow the directions below on how to make a fig smoothie!

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If you decide to try this fantastic recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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