Need help negotiating the Easter chocolate minefield? With our current social distancing in place, many are understandably using food as a comfort. We've been speaking to many patients over the past few weeks, and many have been struggling in this area. With stress levels so high, now is not the time to do harsh detox plans and put more pressure on ourselves. Nourishing cleanses to restore balance and wellness, absolutely, but not severe removal of major food groups and military-style eating plans. This season is a time of transformation, to reset and allow the old to break away and a new elegant equilibrium to be established in our lives. The fact that the pandemic is now over Easter and Passover time is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, protection and restoration. It is also a time to remember those who have passed and be thankful for all we have and celebrate life. Easter eggs are a symbol of new life and 'unhatched'
Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes I made with my kids and simply swap out the nasty ingredients for whole-food clean ingredients and my kids love them! The Most Amazing Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes I simply swap out all of the unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones as per below. Trust you and your family will love them as much as we do! Ingredients Cup Cake mix: Frosting: Instructions 3 cups all-purpose flour- swap for 1.5 cups of almond meal and 1.5 cups of spelt flour 3 cups granulated sugar- swap out for stevia & I only use 1 cup ½ cup cornstarch- remove ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder - easy to get organic versions of this 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1½ teaspoons salt- swap for Himalayan pink salt 4 large eggs- remove 1½ cups buttermilk- swap fro almond milk or another plant milk if you have nut allergies such as oat milk 1¼ cups warm water ½ cup vegetable oil- swap for grape-seed oil
Finding Chocolate That Isn’t Totally Terrible for You: Need help to negotiate the Easter candy minefield next week? Dr Simoné spoke with Marianne from InStyle.com to give you lots of tips on how to make some good choices. InStyle.com Article A Guide to Finding Easter Candy That Isn’t Totally Terrible for You MARCH 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM BY: MARIANNE MYCHASKIW, FEATURING DR SIMONÉ LAUBSCHER That aisle of Easter candy at your local drugstore can be an especially tricky territory to navigate. Although we wait the entire year for our fair share of Peeps and Mini Eggs, it’s easy to go overboard, so consider alternating the sugar rush with a few not-so-terrible options for balance. “It’s not fun to abstain from Easter candy all the time, but you can be savvy and make a good decision rather than going in blindly thinking you don’t have a choice,” says nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher. “Around Easter, the main kind of candy people will be eating will be chocolate,