With Mother’s Day just three days away, it’s crunch time. Flowers are a thing of the past. Give your mom the gift of health to celebrate her on Sunday! No, you don’t have to go buy her a treadmill or elliptical, but get creative and help her feel at her prime with the perfect Mother’s Day fitness-enthused gift.
Here are a few ideas:
- Swell Bottle: Insulated, physically attractive and you get to save the environment from plastic. These bottles are a fantastic gift for mom’s who like to stay hydrated on the go.
- Fitbit Alta: Everyone has those fitness trackers nowadays, but the Alta is the latest and greatest, and also one of the most attractive ones yet; it’s fitness and fashion on display. This is a great gift to help mom find inspiration and motivation everyday to get moving!
- Sneakers or workout clothes in general are always a fantastic option for mom or any fitness guru. You can never have enough gym outfits, right? Checkout Lululemon, Lucy or Under Armour for a few premium styles.
Once you get mom some new fitness gear, sign-up for a spin-class together at our Rev @ Jada studio in the upstairs studio, and first classes are always free! And, if mom is not a Jada member yet, sign her up today. Membership sign-ups this month earn two free semi-private training sessions.
On to the food. We are supposed to give mom breakfast-in-bed, right? Well, here’s a delicious and healthy recipe to try this weekend.
Waffles with Two-Berry Syrup
2 tablespoons flaxseed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
3/4 cup egg substitute
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To prepare waffles, place flaxseed in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until ground to measure 1/4 cup flaxseed meal. Set the flaxseed meal aside. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flaxseed meal, flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, egg substitute, oil, and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray; preheat. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter per 4-inch waffle onto the hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter.
To prepare syrup, combine berries, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Serve warm over waffles.
Note: Look for flaxseed, a grain rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, in health-food stores of large supermarkets. Freeze leftover waffles individually on a cookie sheet and then transfer to a zip-top freezer bag for storage. To reheat, place frozen waffles in toaster.
Once gifts and breakfast are out of the way, be sure to spend some quality time with mom. If the weather cooperates, try an outdoor hike or bike ride. Whatever you do with your mom this weekend, be sure to just enjoy the time with her.
Happy almost Mother’s Day to our Jada moms and all the rest of the moms out there!