Spicy Smoothies and Vegetable Pun Contest with Vegan Cookbook Giveaway

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

6 thoughts on “Spicy Smoothies and Vegetable Pun Contest with Vegan Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Ooh this book sounds like such a fun and fantastic resource for vegan cooking and woman-to-woman inspiration too! And I love that lovely Mardi Gras photo of you and KP My vegetable pun is: “It beets me!” 🙂

      1. Oh my goodness gracious, I feel like the luckiest lady in the world (and a little sheepish about winning since it appears that I didn’t have one single competitor, LOL 🙂 )! Super, super excited to get this cookbook! Muchisimas gracias for your very kind and generous act of sending it to one of your loyal blog readers – you are too good to us 🙂 XOXOXO

      2. Ah, my dear– you are more than a loyal reader, you’ve been here since the beginning! Thrilled to have it sent your way– just watch out for the rated R content. Don’t read with your grandma

      3. Oh goodness, you are too sweet! It is truly a great privilege to have had the opportunity to connect with you through your beautiful blog since the beginning. Thank you so very much for sharing your reflections and recipes with all your adoring fans these past few years! Also, you don’t know my grandma – this book will be right up her alley 🙂

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