I've heard the joke that allergy moms are better investigators than the FBI; calling manufacturers, retailers, other parents, schools, playgroups, and all kinds of places to gain intel on what goes into products, and educating others about allergies. But it's really no joke. Imagine finding out your child could suffer a severe reaction because another kid in their school innocently shares a section of their sandwich at lunch? For those who don't grow up with food allergies, the learning curve is sudden and steep. There really is no other option. So this mother's day be sure to give your allergy mom an extra big squeeze, thank her for all she's done to empower you to manage your allergies on your own, and let her take a break for once! Here's a fresh recipe idea that would make a fabulous breakfast in bed It tastes like dessert but is perfectly healthy.
Free from peanuts, tree nuts (excluding coconut), soy, dairy, egg, wheat, fish and shellfish
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
a few slices of fresh strawberries
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp. honey or maple syrup
1 cup papaya flesh
5 or 6 ice cubes
1/4 cup coconut mylk
1 tsp honey or maple
1 tbsp. lemon or orange juice
hemp seeds for garnish
Add all the strawberry puree ingredients to a small pot and simmer until the berries are softened. Blend until smooth, and set aside.
Add all the smoothie ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a deep bowl and spoon the strawberry puree on top. Add the fresh berry slices and sprinkle some hemp seeds on top for garnish.