What's the meaning of "mellow mama" in this description? I found this expression in a recipe book, but I don't understand what it means:
Pulling from the inspiration of a green goddess dressing, this blend will channel your inner mellow mama!
Mellow is an adjective: Mellow defines someone or something that is calm, smooth and free from harshness.
A person who is calm and peaceful and doesn't get upset easily is an example of a person who is mellow.
And mama refers to "mom" which is either a mother or a lady that for instance is friendly and helpful toward a lot of people.
So in conclusion "mellow mama" refer to a lady who is calm and peaceful and doesn't get upset easily. Someone you can trust.
“Mama” is used slangily here to refer to a woman (not necessarily a mother). I think it’s a usage that’s common in “wellness” circles - someone writing an “anti-anxiety diet” book would quite likely be in that milieu and I’m not surprised they would speak this way. “Mellow mama” is alliterative and kind of a parallel to “green goddess”, used earlier in the sentence, which is also alliterative (this means that every word begins with the same sound). Basically, this is a cute way of saying that the recipe will make you feel calm and relaxed.