Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Sweet Golden Sun Juice – The Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

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)




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. 

Find it on Goodreads and Amazon

  • 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!



Thanks for reading this week’s Breakfast and a Book! Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions below. Have a great Wednesday!

8 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Sweet Golden Sun Juice – The Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

  1. I think I need to invest in a good juicer! Ours was really cheap and always makes such a mess when we use it. And cleaning is a pain as well, so we mostly just use our NutriBullet. I do like juices though an yours sounds yummy!

    Turmeric is popular at the moment, at the cafe we offered a Turmeric Latte over winter. I made it for myself a couple of times and liked it as well. Not a bad combination.

    It’s so cool you dried your own turmeric! I’ll be looking forward to your post about it! We dried some herbs from the garden last year (mint, oregano & basil) and they are so much stronger than shop bought herbs, I don’t think we can ever go back haha

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    1. Yes! Drying your own herbs is so amazing. I’ll never forget the first year I did it. It’s like night and day compared to store bought.

      If you’re going to get a new juicer, I have to recommend going with an Omega. Very long warranty 15-20 years. Totally worth every penny.

      Would love to try a turmeric latte. I’ve made turmeric milk, which is good, but never a latte. I may have to learn how! Thanks so much for sharing. ♡

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  2. Noriko

    Mischenko, you are awesome!! What delicious looking your smoothie is… I wish I could live in your house lol Seriously!
    The book looks interesting, too! And oh, I’m also behind my NetGalley books, Yikes!

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    1. Thanks, Noriko! Sorry you’re behind as well. I’m not allowing myself to request anymore books until I catch up. Doing pretty good so far if I can just catch up reviews now, lol. 😊


  3. For free, Roses of May sounds worth a look. I thought with Butterfly Garden that the author had a terrific (in both the literal & colloquial senses of the word) idea but lacked the artistic ability & moral insight to execute it properly.

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    1. I know where you’re coming from, Bill. There were some parts in the book that didn’t make sense to me and the ending wasn’t spectacular. I still ended up giving it five stars because I was fairly captivated and wanted to get to the end to determine their fate.


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