After last Wednesday’s Breakfast and Book, my week sort of fell apart. This week is much better and I hope everyone else is having a great week too. I’m back with a new book and recipe that I hope you will enjoy.
Last week I mentioned that I was back to gluten-free again. It’s actually been close to a month now that I’ve not allowed myself to have any baked goods at all. I’m not supposed to have gluten, yet I’ve learned that a little bit won’t kill me, but my problem is moderation. Gluten causes me to have horrible sick feelings and headaches like you wouldn’t believe. So, I’ve pretty much stayed with salads, smoothies, and juices for the past four weeks or so and all is working out well. I’m still eating eggs and nuts too to help keep myself satisfied. My body is refreshed again and I’m feeling quite well.
One of the books I’ve been using is titled Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies which I’ve already introduced to you in a previous Breakfast and a Book post featuring the Funky Monkey Smoothie. I have that smoothie nearly every day and love it so much. If you haven’t tried that smoothie yet, give it a chance because it’s my new favorite smoothie of the year!
I thought I’d share one more favorite recipe from this book today as I’ll be reviewing it hopefully later today or tomorrow.
The juice recipe I’m sharing today is titled “Sweet Golden Sun” and it’s very delicious.
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 inch of fresh turmeric (I’m using fresh dried turmeric)
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 of a pineapple
That’s it! Three ingredients!
Wash and peel all produce. If you’re using fresh turmeric, start with that and juice everything after it. This allows the sweet potato and pineapple to push all that wonderful turmeric goodness out of the juicer and into your cup.
Why do I love this recipe so much? It’s packed full of nutrients and turmeric is a huge anti-inflammatory. This is a great start to your morning and a great cold/flu fighter.
*This can be adapted into a smoothie very easily. Just cook the sweet potato first, then blend everything in the blender. This is a great winter smoothie.*
Here’s what I did:
Wash, chop, and peel. I already had some pineapple in the refrigerator ready to go.
I’m using some smaller size sweet potatoes. One garnet yam and two Japanese sweet potatoes. Japanese sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite and they’re so sweet.
I’m using fresh dried turmeric that I dried. It’s so easy to do and I’ll do a post on that soon.
Put the produce through the juicer alternating with pineapple and sweet potato. Save the dried turmeric for after the juice is complete.
Mix in about 3/4 tsp dried turmeric to your juice.
This Week’s Book
It occurred to me this morning that I’m actually four reviews behind! I finished The Heart’s Invisible Furies this morning and will review that one later today. I’m excited to start a new book this week and hopefully catch up on some reading.
The Roses of May
by Dot Hutchison
(The Collector Trilogy #2)
Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.
Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?
I requested this from NetGalley so very long ago and I’m just now getting to it. I actually had to purchase this one on Amazon because I was too late to download it on NetGalley. Yikes! Is anyone else this behind on their NetGalley reads?
I read the first book titled The Butterfly Garden which is the first book in the series and I enjoyed all of its creepiness. The book almost went too far for me, but I was able to finish it and I was glad I did. I’m really hoping this one holds up and it’s as good if not better than the first.
- Series: The Collector Trilogy (Book 2)
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (May 23, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503939502
- ISBN-13: 978-1503939509
You can actually read this for free if you have Kindle Unlimited!