With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I know we’re all looking for ways to spoil the amazing mamas in our lives. Or maybe you’re looking for ways to drop hints to hubby and the kids to let them know exactly how you want to be pampered!
Either way, Mother’s Day is a special opportunity to make moms everywhere feel great inside and out.
While an extravagant brunch or decadent breakfast in bed might sound like the perfect idea, we all know that a belly full of waffles and hash brown casserole will only make us feel like heading back to bed when what we really want is to be a super-mom.
This year we’ve got a recipe just for fit moms, and it’s sure to be a Mother’s Day classic. It combines two favorites: flowers and breakfast!
This delicious rosewater lassi protein breakfast smoothie is an exotic treat that’s sure to please. Plus it gets major bonus points for being healthy and irresistibly delicious!
Rose Water Protein Lassi
Calories: 210, Protein: 42g, Carbs: 11g, Fat: 0g,
1 c plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 c rose water (more info and directions below)
1 scoop French Vanilla IdealLean Protein
1/8 tsp. Ground Cardamom (Optional)
6-8 Ice Cubes
Blend all ingredients until frothy. Enjoy!
Rose water, for those who may not know, is made from simmering roses in distilled water. You can then use it to hydrate dry skin, as an aroma, or you can even drink it!
The benefits of rose water are seriously amazing! Rose water has been used to help to reduce inflammation, can help rehydrate your skin, and may even have mood-enhancing properties!
You can buy rose water, or make it yourself pretty easily! If you decide to make it but aren’t exactly sure how, I’ve got you covered.
First, you need to select your roses. Damask roses are preferred, but they might be somewhat hard to find. If you can’t get them where you live, any roses will do.
But make sure they’re organic so that you aren’t getting added chemicals from the pesticides!
After you have your roses, you’ll want to rinse them and then pluck off the petals. Collect the petals in a pan or pot, and add enough distilled water to cover them completely.
At this point, you’re ready to cook! Turn the heat up to medium, and simmer the brew for 20-30 minutes. Let the water cool, strain out the petals and keep your rose water refrigerated in a jar until you’re ready to use!
And one of my very favorite ways to use this awesome stuff is in in a high protein smoothie!
For more great breakfast ideas that any fit mom is sure to love, check out our IdealLean Protein Cookbook: 101 Recipes for Your Fit Goals.