Mother's Day: Brunch and Beyond!


This Mother’s Day we’re helping you pull out all the stops with a round-up of brunch recipes and sweet gift suggestions (like organic chocolates and clean beauty products) that mom will love. What’s more, we’re giving all local moms the chance to win big with a Mother’s Day Giveaway!


Show mom how much you care with a homemade brunch! If younger kids want to assist in the kitchen we suggest going with an easy recipe that can be made in a couple of steps. (Plus, simple recipes mean less time spent in the kitchen and more time spent with mom!) We love this waffle cake made out of Van’s Waffles (2 for $5 this month) because it can be put together in a few minutes and rocks a homemade berry sauce that makes the entire meal feel really special! If you’ve got a little more time this Simple Berry Tart is another berry-filled recipe to try out.


Think mom will want something a little more hearty for brunch? Say hello to the ultimate Breakfast Bake. (Pictured here.) It features all the best breakfast ingredients like turkey sausage, eggs, spinach and peppers, and could probably be made the night before if you want to wake up and toss it in the oven. More ideas we love: Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Bites and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Toast.


If mom likes to head out to the beach or take early yoga on Mother’s Day, you can still make her something healthy and delicious that can be taken to-go. The Orange Cream Smoothie (pictured here) is full of nutrition and protein thanks to ingredients like ginger, organic orange juice, almond milk and protein powder. If your mom isn’t into ginger (spicy, spicy) we have plenty of other smoothie ideas on our recipe page. Or you can always order her favorite Native Sun smoothie from our Juice + Bar online and pick it up for her before she wakes up!


This Mother’s Day we’re giving away two goodie-filled gift baskets to two local mamas! Enter to win on our Instagram and blog here!


As far as gifts go, we think it’s a good idea to give mom the gift of relaxation and self-care, aka health and wellness products! (Who doesn’t love a good face mask?) Andalou has a line of Non-GMO Project verified, vegan and cruelty-free face masks we love, that come in single use and multi-use sizes. If you know a little more about your mom’s skincare routine, you could pick out a luxurious scrub, wash, or serum for her from clean beauty brands like Acure, Derma E and Mineral Fusions.


What would Mother’s Day be without giving mom a little something sweet! From organic, Fair-Trade truffles by Alter Eco to grab-and-go NON-GMO chocolate bars by OCHO, there are sweet treats you can pick up for mom in-store or online. If you’re having trouble choosing, we suggest some of these on-sale sweets from Chocolove, Green & Blacks and Theo Organic.