The concept for week 12 is simple – no sweeteners: Avoid all added sweeteners including, but not limited to: white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, maple syrup, date sugar, maple sugar, sucanat, splenda, stevia, agave, fruit juice concentrate, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, brown rice syrup, and cane juice.
This was a bit of a toughie for me as I do like one teaspoon of sugar in my coffee, so I had to stick to tea as my hot drink (I only add a teensy dash of milk to that). I did, however, try my overnight oatmeal without adding any honey. Instead I used coconut milk, and added cinnamon and nut/seed butter for an entirely different flavour (I didn’t use yoghurt this time – the recipe is pretty much mix and match). I did the same with a chia seed “pudding”. Both were nice, but nowhere near as nice as they are with a little dollop of honey in them.
I don’t add sweeteners to an awful lot of things, and I actively avoid artificial sweeteners at all times, but I couldn’t omit them entirely on a permanent basis – I like a little nit of sweetness in my life!