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Hi, ladies. I'm at my wit's end with taking handfuls of supplements or making smoothies every day, so I've been thinking about creative ways of getting my supplements down..<br><br>
I'd like to try making a healthy (and yummy) "conception cookie" containing maca, chaste tree, raspberry leaf, and flax seed. Does something like this already exist? If not, anyone want to help out with recipe ideas? I was thinking maybe an oatmeal-chocolate cookie, but I'm open to anything. I need ideas for proportions, additional ingredients, etc. I was thinking the serving size should be two small cookies daily, to help spread out the nutrients.
 

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I think your first step should be to look up whether or not heating them will lower their effectiveness...
 

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I believe maca and flax retain their nutritional benefits when baked. Not sure about the chaste tree or raspberry leaf, though. I was thinking of making tea from the raspberry leaf first and then adding that into the cookie, in lieu of the leaf itself. Or maybe I could make a frosting/glaze with the raspberry leaf tea and add that after the cookies are baked? I think I could do the same with the chaste tree..
 

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If it's anything like making other um... "herbal" cookies, hopefully it wouldn't be a problem? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Lol. Whoops. Might have just incriminated myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it's anything like making other um... "herbal" cookies, hopefully it wouldn't be a problem? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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I think a hearty cookie (like with oatmeal) sounds like it would be good at "hiding" the supplements. And of course chocolate chips can't be a bad thing! LOL<br>
I agree you need to check into the herbal's effectiveness at certain temps. flax seed is def okay (you can even get the ground stuff and then it isn't even "grainy").
 

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Maybe a raw "cookie" instead?<br><br><a href="http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegancookierecipes/r/walnutcookies.htm" target="_blank">http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegan...nutcookies.htm</a>
 

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yeah, you could make herb "infused" butter...but the raw cookie idea sounds worth looking into.<br>
seems like i've seen bunches of those seedy yummy honey things lately...but my all time fav is called "cowboy cookies," and you seem to be able to fill them with ANYTHING and they still taste amazing. (usually the "anything" being chocolate chips, apricot pieces, cranberries, coconut, sunflower seeds, oats, raisins...etc.
 

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The raw cookie idea is really great, thanks for the tip! I had some sort of vegan chocolate-oat raw cookie once and it was so amazing. Maybe I'll do something based on that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well if you were going to make tea out of the RRL (boiling water) I can't imagine baking it would completely deactivate it. I don't know what chaste tree is, but if its another herb that you could make tea from, I wouldn't worry about baking it either.<br><br>
if you grind the flax (fresh for better nutrient retention) it makes a great egg replacer in any other cookie recipe you're looking at.
 
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