Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You could have had a V-8! Homemade V-8 Juice

I love V-8 juice!  I love anything with tomatoes.  Bloody Mary, tomato sandwich, spaghetti sauce, you name it!

Now that I'm on a low sodium regiment, I decided to make my own V-8.
This is made in a juicer without any salt at all.
Once you get used to things without adding salt, everyday foods will taste "too" salty after a while.

This has all the ingredients in the processed V-8 juice except that this is fresh.
This can be made without a juicer by cooking all the veggies and putting them through a food mill, but cooking the vegetables is also removing the nutrients.

You will need:

5-6 ripe tomatoes
Carrots (small bunch)
3-4 stalks celery
1-2 small beets (peeled)
1 handful fresh parsley
1/4 head chopped lettuce
1 handful watercress
1 handful fresh spinach
1/4 fresh lemon (optional)

Experiment by using more or less of the ingredients in the recipe or create your own by using your favorite vegetables.

Run a piece of fresh lemon around the rim of your glass.
Dip into Mrs. Dash Original and serve ice cold.


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