Easter Weekend – Gluten-free Bread & Punch

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy Easter! So excited to finally update the blog again. Life has been crazy and my time for blogging has been shorter than I would like.  However, I am back again! 

I love absolutely everything about Easter. I love going to church in the morning for an amazing service, dinner with the family, decorations, Easter outfits, Easter baskets…basically everything. I was reminiscing all the fun activities I used to do as a kid for Easter…like dying eggs and the Easter egg hunt and I miss those days! They were so much fun. 

As always, earlier in the week my thoughts were wandering to what we will be eating on Easter Day and what I can make to add some healthy food to the menu! Like most holidays, it was a huge Italian feast because we could not forget the pizzagaina and wheat pie!! 

Since I recently recruited my mom into eating gluten-free with me due to the enormous benefits I have seen in my life, it was all the more reason to cook a gluten-free bread to serve, since we did not indulge in the Italian bread.  Not only is this bread gluten-free but it is also just a low-carb alternative to regular breads. This was the first time experimenting with this bread and it came out delicious! I added rosemary for extra flavor but it definitely is not necessary. 

Here is the recipe: 

4 eggs
1 cup flax meal
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup rosemary leaves chopped (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 400. Combine the liquid ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another. Mix each bowl well, then combine the wet into the dry. Grease small loaf tins and fill to about halfway up the tin. Cook at 400 for about 22-25 minutes. Cool on rack. 

One of my other favorite items from Easter dinner was my Clean Raspberry Punch. Ok everyone, so even though I only really drink punch on holidays, I was determined to find something healthier for this Easter than my mom’s annual Easter punch which is delicious but filled with sugar… Sorry mom! I hate the idea of drinking my calories and having all that sugar in a drink. This punch was a hit and everyone seemed to love it! I made mine non-alcoholic but you can make it however you choose!

2 large bottles of seltzer
1 bottle organic raspberry juice
1 bottle organic blueberry juice
1 container of organic raspberries
I mixed the liquids together in a punch bowl and added the raspberries in last. Serve over ice.  I used about 1/2 of the juice bottles because I prefer it not too sweet but add to your desired sweetness :).

We ended up finishing our dinner with this amazing coconut cake which I just had to post a picture of.