In celebration of mothers across the world I’ve come up with some healthy and yummy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that won’t break the bank and will be fun to make as well as to receive!

Packed full of healthy fats from coconut oil and milk plus cashews and gelatin, these treats will not just taste good but will provide real nourishment. Enjoy them as a dessert or with afternoon tea.

DIY Coconut Oil Rub Stick

Or maybe you’d prefer the Coconut oil Rub Stick. Packed with shea butter, beeswax and apricot oil and delicately fragranced with Lavender and Vanilla it makes the perfect DIY gift. Find the recipe here Coconut Oil Rub Stick.

I hope you enjoy making these small “I love you’s” for your mother or grandmother or maybe even you!

Orange and Cranberry Muffins
 
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Bake these yummy muffins for breakfast eaten warm with butter or for an afternoon tea! They are full of flavour and packed full of nutrition.
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Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Paleo, Grain Free, Naturally sweetened
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup golden flax flour
  • ½ cup Almond meal
  • ½ cup Tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 free range or organic eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup rice syrup, honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, ghee or butter
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ½ - ¾ cup of dried cranberries (or another berry)
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C or 375 ° F.
  2. Prepare a 12 hole muffin tray with liners or grease.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the flax flour, almond meal, tapioca, baking powder, orange zest and salt.
  4. In another smaller bowl combine melted coconut oil or butter, sweetener, orange juice and combine.
  5. Separate the eggs and place the yolks in the bowl with the oil mixture and the whites in a clean separate bowl.
  6. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  7. Stir the eggs yolks into the oil mixture.
  8. In a small dish add the baking soda and ACV and stir. It will go frothy.
  9. Add the baking powder ACV mix to the egg mix and then add this to the dry ingredients and fold through.
  10. Add the egg whites and fold through using a metal spoon.
  11. Add the cranberries and fold through.
  12. Spoon mixture into 12 muffin holes.
  13. Bake for 20 - 25 mins. Test after 20 minutes by inserting a skewer.

 
Chocolate Coconut Mousse
 
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A smooth rich mousse made with coconut milk and 70% dark chocolate. The ultimate indulgence without all the nasties!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo, LCHF, Grain free, Dairy Free
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 x 400 ml coconut milk ( best to use one without guar gum)
  • 100 grams of Lindt 70 % dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons Great Lakes gelatin (red tin)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey or rice syrup
  • Immersion or stick blender
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut milk, sweetener and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat until chocolate and sweetener have dissolved.
  2. Blend with stick blender.
  3. Take off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and blend again until gelatin has dissolved.
  5. Pour into a bowl or ramekins and place in the fridge.
  6. Will set in approximately 2 hours.

 

Where to buy Great Lakes Gelatin

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Great lakes Gelatin Amazon
Cashew Cream
 
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A delicious dairy free cream that is the perfect accompaniment to dessert, fruit plate or breakfast bowl.
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Cuisine: Paleo, Grain free, Dairy free
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews soaked for a min 2 hours or overnight.
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, rice syrup or honey
  • ¼ - ½ cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Immersion Blender or high speed blender
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse cashews.
  2. Add cashews to blender or large bowl.
  3. Add ¼ cup of water to start with.
  4. Add syrup and vanilla and salt.
  5. Blend and add more water if needed to get desired consistency.
  6. Refrigerate to let set.
  7. Pour or scoop cream onto dessert, granola or fresh fruit.

 

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