Recently there’s been a lot of buzz around our striped friends in flight and for good reason. The sweet little honeybee is the world’s most important pollinator of food crops, responsible for the pollination of about a third of the food we eat each day, from cucumbers to kiwis to almonds to alfalfa. In short, without them, we wouldn’t bee here. Which is why it is so essential that we radically change the way we farm, eat and exist to ensure that we save these little guys.
Because we care desperately about the environment and the fate of the humble bumble – not to mention the quality of the beautiful products we feed you that depend heavily on our lovely bee friends – we’ve teamed up with the Female Empowerment dating app Bumble, to donate to Beelease, an institute for the education, development and production of honey bees, honey production, host plants and research. In typical CPJ fashion, we’ve created a delicious smoothie in honour of the bee that will have you buzzing. With each UnBeelievable Smoothie you buy, we will donate to Beelease’s honey pot, ensuring that every bee has a healthy, happy life.
So, what’s in this amazing smoothie, you ask? Our little worker bees in the Cold Pressed Juicery kitchens are whipping up an incredible mixture of orange, mango, dates, fresh coconut, bee pollen and cashew milk to make these UnBeelievable Smoothies.
Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods, as it has a balanced nutrient profile. It is a complete protein that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and anti-oxidants that will boost your immune system, enhance your vitality, lift brain fatigue and reduce histamine levels in the body. Need we say more? Add to that protein and richness from the cashew milk, a little sweetness from the dates, a fresh burst of vitamin C from the orange and the nutrient density of fresh coconut and you have a powerhouse treat that will treat your body as well as your taste buds.
You’re probably wondering what you can do to help. Well, we suggest hopping on Bumble and going for a scroll. Once you’ve matched with someone you think is the bee’s knees, make a date to meet up at the Cold Pressed Juicery to share an Unbeelievable Smoothie. Pop two straws in that cup, or feel free to share. The energy you’ll get from the drink, combined with the good karma for the bees, will set your heart aflutter. And don’t forget about your Bumble date!