Good morning! Today Danny and I (and a bunch of my friends) started a ten day cleanse. We are avoiding grains, dairy, soy, beans and sugar. I started out wanting to do this because after Easter, I felt like crap. I told Danny about it and he jumped on it. He gets some joint pain and wanted to see how it helps him. (His father has RA, so he gets tested yearly to make sure he doesn’t have it…we’re just mindful and he generally is GF because he feels the best when he stays away from it.)
After a couple of days obviously I felt better from Easter and I kind of was like ehh, why am I going to do this? But I still have some eczema/rashes and flare up occasionally, sometimes multiple times a day, so I want to see if there is any correlation between food and my flare ups. (Note: I have been taking a prescription anti-histamine every other day for two months, but I stopped taking it Thursday and really don’t want to go back on it.)
I prepped some food yesterday. Mainly, chia pudding and muffins. The muffins are mostly for Danny so he has something he can snack on during the week, besides nuts. They are grain free, dairy free and soy free. They have date syrup in it, which acts as a sweetener but as far as I’m concerned it directly from a whole food, so it’s fine.
Ingredients Make date syrup using these instructions. I left out the lemon juice. * I used a little less than 1/2 cup date syrup and they were pretty mildly sweet. They were perfect spread with more almond butter though. Use more depending on desired sweetness.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash banana. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add 1/4 cup sliced almonds if you want a crunch, or use raw crunch almond butter. Spoon into lined muffin/cupcake trays using a little less than 1/4 cup. Makes about 15 muffins. Bake 15-17 minutes.
Make date syrup using these instructions. I left out the lemon juice.
* I used a little less than 1/2 cup date syrup and they were pretty mildly sweet. They were perfect spread with more almond butter though. Use more depending on desired sweetness.
If you try them let me know! They are a really great breakfast or snack throughout the day!