A Healthy and Delicious Mother’s Day Spread

afternoon teaHave your Mum round for tea and healthy treats this Sunday.

DIY Herbal Tea
Make your own herbal tea blend with some of your mum’s favourite flavours. Some ideas include mint leaves and lavender, tarragon with sliced orange or thyme with apple and ginger. Steep your chosen blend of ingredients in boiling water for five minutes.

Cacao Bliss Balls
Measure out half a cup each of dates, apricots, cashews, almonds and boiling water. Soak the fruit in the water for a few minutes until soft and then blend it with the nuts, half the soaking water and three tablespoons of raw cacao powder. Roll into bite-sized balls and dredge in shredded coconut.

Lettuce cups and spring rolls
Fresh spring rolls are tasty and are even healthier when wrapped with fresh green lettuce leaves such as cos or iceberg. They can be filled with just about anything, but a lovely combination is fresh salmon or prawns paired with crispy julienned vegetables, plenty of fresh herbs and a flavoursome Asian-style dressing.

Aperol Spritz
If you’re going for an alcoholic beverage, why not do it like the Italians do? The Aperol Spritz makes a refreshing change to champagne and is lower in alcohol. Fill a white wine glass with ice and a slice of orange. Top with three parts Prosecco or other sparkling wine, two parts Aperol and one part soda water.

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