Just in time for Mardi Gras, I had the chance to review a nudie vegan cookbook Squeeze Life by Karliin Brooks, “Your guide to the best bare body at any age.” This book is full of colorful, gorgeous foodie photos, pun after pun after pun, and has a casual, often profane narrator. The prose reads like a snarky email from your best girlfriend. While I don’t whole-heartedly support all of her advice (like drinking your own urine), I do concur with two of Karliin’s guiding principles: 1) “Green juices are the ultimate babe fuel,” and 2) “What you put inside your body affects your overall well-being. So why eat shitty foods?”
All the recipes are based on raw, organic fruits, veggies and legumes. Because of this book I made milk out of cashews for the first time and enjoyed a delicious smoothie with curry spices.
Mardi gras this year is supposed to be 80 degrees, so KP and I have been working on getting a good primer coat on our tender, pale bodies.
Curry in a Flurry
I used MegaFood Turmeric powder as a substitute for the fresh turmeric in the smoothie recipe below… pretty spicy.
Some pages are rated R, fair warning. Not probably a book you want your kiddos to get their hands on. But the pun lover will have endless pleasures. I’m giving away one free copy of this book to my readers, just post a comment with your favorite vegetable pun… and then you too can “grab life by the sprouts and squeeze.” Ha!
And then, since we’re on a smoothie kick right now and I’m still loving the Just Spices shipment that came last week, try this very tasty smoothie with a Smoothie Booster shot! Photo taken amid the chaos of the current state of affairs in my “kitchen” which admittedly becomes more like my office every day.
Just Spice Smoothie
One cup plain Greek Yogurt
½ cup nonfat milk
2 cups frozen fruit (mangos and peaches are my fave)
1 scoop of protein powder
1 tsp of Smoothie Booster from Just Spices