2 8oz containers of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened
2 sticks Earth Balance, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ powdered sugar, sifted
In a large bowl, add the Tofutti, Earth Balance and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy. Add in extra powdered sugar to thicken to your liking.
GMO is a term used to describe foods that are genetically modified. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) is against GMO’s stating serious health risks.
Read more about GMO’s, why you should avoid them, what foods are safe, including many soy based products by specific brands, and get a free shopping guide listing the non-gmo brands.
Acid Reflux has been a concern of mine. Will eating a vegan diet help with this condition and balance out my bodies pH?
Yes, acid reflux is a condition of an unbalanced pH inside of your body. The bodies pH balance should be more alkaline, rather than acidic. Eating meat and other animal products, which are acid producing, can help offset the balance especially if you are on a high animal protein diet. A body that is highly acidic stores more fat and toxins. By eliminating meat (use vegetarian meat – vegan) and other animal products from your diet, and eating more fruits and vegetables, you can gain control over your bodies pH and stop the heart burn and acid reflux. Avoid carbonated drinks, alcohol, pepper, tomato sauce and orange juice. Infuse your body daily with greens you eat or drink in a shake, like Vega, which actually tastes good. Comes in vanilla chai, chocolate or berry.
Another ‘green’ shake probiotic option is by Vibrant Health. It is gluten-free and supports nutrition, digestion, circulation and your immune system.
The cells in your body change when they live in an overly acidic environment. High acidity can cause illness and put you at greater risk of developing diseases and conditions, such as cancer, osteoporosis, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, weakened immune system, fat accumulation and inflammation, among others. Consume foods rich in chlorophyll which are alkaline. This will help with cleansing to remove toxins from your blood stream, regenerate cells and improve the flow of oxygen. Try drinking Kombucha, an organic raw living tea that contains active enzymes, probiotics and detoxifiers. Kombucha helps with digestion, immune system and liver functions, helps to control appetite and weight, increases body alkalinity, supports anti-aging and nourishes cells, skin and hair. My favorite flavors are multi-green and maqui berry grapefruit., then ginger and original.
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