Its a gentle cleanse, and takes 15 days to do.Â It says that based on the toxins and “stuff” (my term not theirs) that it’s clearing from your body you might feel like crap (again, my words – not theirs) and possible have an upser tummy or (wicked – my adjective – not theirs) headaches for the first 2 to 3 days.
When I did this cleanse last year, I had a bit of a headache for the first 2 days, and was fine after that.Â Jon, on the other hand, felt like someone took a 2 x 4 and wacked him repeatedly in the back of the headÂ for a whole week.Â That was on top of some intestinal discomfort, and EXTREME fatigue.Â He must have needed some cleaning out, eh?
Just over a week into it, and he’s starting to feel human again.
Anyway, we are still trying to be healthy and eat healthy, and I’ve found the MOST AMAZING cookie recipe, and being the sharing type that I am – I’m going to share it with you.
Oatmeal Cookies with Zucchini
1/2 cup shortening (I use Organic butter)
3/4 cup honey
1 cup of whole wheat flour (I use Kamut flour)
1 cup of regular flour (I use 1.5 cups of Spelt flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup raisins
Instructions:Â Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Â Cream together the shortening and honey.Â Add the egg and beat well.Â Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.Â Add theÂ dryÂ mixtureÂ alternately with the zucchini to the egg miture.Â Stir in the oatmeal and raisins.Â Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.Â Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
These are DELICIOUS, and I even made some last night and didn’t have any zucchini on hand, but used canned pumpkin, and they are amazing.Â I think I might try it with carrot as well.Â They are a bit muffin-like in texture, and one of these days I’m going to try and make them with a butter substitute like oil or applesauce.Â Then they would be wheat, sugar and dairy free.Â For now, I’ll be happy with the wheat and sugar free side of it.
So, this post has taken forever to type (cause I was nursing), and now I have to go and get changed because Sia barfed his entire feed all over me and him……lovely!Â
Ta Ta for now!
ps. I keep them in a sealed container so they stay moist, but my kids love them and that’s what counts (aside from the healthy aspect – of course)