Among the different holidays that occur in the Spring, Mother’s Day is often people’s favorite. You are able to enjoy this time with family, including moms and daughters, aunts, sisters, and grandmothers. If you want to make something special for your mom or another woman in your life, these recipes are not only impressive, but Paleo-friendly.
Red Velvet Mug Cake
Not only can you make a Paleo version of red velvet cake, but you can make it right in a mug! All of these ingredients are those that are allowed on the typical Paleo diet. It doesn’t even use any dairy products or refined sugar, just in case your version of Paleo restricts dairy. You can make it for yourself any time or make mug cakes for the special women in your life who are over for Mother’s Day. What you want to use for the mug cake is dairy-free chocolate chips, flax egg (or egg white if you use them), baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour, salt, granulated sweetener, dairy-free milk, and red food coloring. Mix it together and microwave it in a mug.
This is a popular breakfast that you might feel like you can’t have again while on a ‘diet’. But Paleo actually makes room for a lot of the classic recipes, just with some minor adjustments. While you will want to choose the portion sizes according to how much you’re making, some ingredients that go into a Paleo bananas foster include sliced bananas, ghee, coconut sugar, maple syrup, brandy or rum, and of course some cinnamon! You can make this indulgent breakfast for your mom, spouse, or other special lady in your life for Mother’s Day, and she won’t even realize it is Paleo-friendly.
For the beverage on Mother’s Day, you can make a nice berry spritzer with strawberries or other berries that your mom enjoys. This only requires 3 simple ingredients, including mineral water, strawberries that have been hulled, and some high grade, organic maple syrup. Blend them all up in a blender, add the syrup, then pour into glasses. It is a sweet and pretty beverage you can serve for Mother’s Day brunch.
Keep in mind that cooking at home can be wonderful for the whole family. Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year, so keep your mom from waiting hours for a table, and make her a delicious, healthy, Paleo meal.