Easter is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some favorites foods, while honoring the holiday with family and friends. There are many easy ways to make those delicious treats just a little healthier without any flavour sacrifice.
This year create colorful easter cupcakes! Instead of using artificial food colorings, use natural ingredients to create pretty pastels (see the recipes below). In addition, you can lighten up your favourite frostings by reducing the sugar up to half and adding a tbsp of milk or juice. This will enhance the flavour, and lighten the texture tremendously.
Purple coconut is a simple, quick recipe for creating colourful cupcakes with all natural ingredients.
Pink: Using your favorite white frosting recipe or whipped cream, add 1 tablespoon of pure black cherry juice. Mix well for a fresh flavour and pastel pink tone.
Green: Again use your favorite frosting recipe or whipped cream and add 3-5 drops of concetrated liquid chlorophyll plus 1/2 tsp of pure peppermint extract. This creates a refreshing, light frosting that will tempt your taste buds.
You can also create simple white cupcakes that reflect the freshness of spring by adding organic shredded coconut on top. We made little nests with the frosting by using a very small piping tip and loosely circling it atop the cupcakes. I then added some organic jelly beans, available at most natural food stores, to resemble eggs. These were served at my kid’s school and loved by everyone.
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