A GMO-Free Birthday

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Yesterday was my birthday. Yay.  I’m feeling old.  But- at least I had a birthday, so that’s a good thing!  My daughter keeps asking how old I am, and I keep telling her 21.  She’s not really falling for it anymore…

As most Moms probably do, I had to make my own birthday cake.  Actually, my mom (the most amazing woman I’ve ever known) made the cake, and I had to frost it.  So while I was at the store, I figured I’d go ahead and just buy the frosting in a jar.  And then I remembered something I reposted on Facebook earlier this week, which was a frosting label someone had posted.  It was a can of frosting that had been exported from the US to Australia, and in Australia they label GMOs (Because they are smarter than our country).  The label was something like 90% GMO products.  When I posted it, I noted that it was no wonder companies that make these products are fighting to not label the GMO ingredients- no one who read that label would want to purchase it after seeing all the poison it was made from.

So while I was in the store, I read the label which contained a whole ton of GMO ingredients and then realized that I would now also be making my own frosting…  So I picked up a bag of chocolate chips and went home to make my frosting, and it turned out DELICIOUS!!

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Here’s the ingredients for Non-GMO Frosting:

1 bag of milk chocolate chips

2/3 cup of grass-fed organic butter

2 tablespoons of organic milk

1 cup of organic cane sugar

2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder

1 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract

non-gmo frosting

I have a Nutri-Bullet which I am in love with. I use the thing like 8 times each day.  So I added organic cane sugar, and two tablespoons of arrowroot powder to it, and pulsed it until I had my powdered sugar.

Next I put my chocolate chips in a pan and melted them down. How much you add is up to your tastes, but between the amount the kids ate when they realized what I was doing and the first round I ended up burning, I used the whole bag.

I put my powdered sugar, the butter and two tablespoons of milk in a bowl and mixed it with a mixer for about 4 minutes.  Then I added the vanilla extract and the melted chocolate and mixed for another 3 minutes.  And we had chocolate frosting- delicious, non-gmo chocolate frosting.  Happy Birthday to me!

Stay tuned- next up is my non-GMO pancake mix with flax and chia- my kids (who love McDonald’s pancakes) love these even more.


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