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Homemade V8 Juice



I absolutely LOVE V8 vegetable juice, but would like to avoid the sodium, pasturization, packing waste, and high cost that comes with buying the cans at the store. How would I go about making my own?

POSTED BY MELISSA :: OREGON USA :: 06/06/2007 5:45 PM


I love V8 juice too and just created a way to make a juice that tastes very much like it. I call it "V5" juice. I put all these vegetables in my VitaMix and blend it rather than juicing:

3 small tomatoes (or 6-8 cherry tomatoes)
2 leaves red leaf lettuce
1/2 English cucumber
1/2 green onion
1/2 stalk celery

Put everything in the blender, cover with water, and blend until pulverized. This makes two large glasses. My husband and I drink some version of this juice almost every morning. Our bodies love it!

The original V8 juice is made from tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach. You can try blending any of these together or adding more to my mix. Carrots would make it sweeter, watercress more peppery.

Debra :-)


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