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Fresh RAW V8 Juice Recipe

Many people shun away from eating vegetables, especially the children. But simply saying “eat more vegetables” is not enough.

It is alarming to know that most chronic illnesses today are caused by improper diet. However, it’s amazing what adding massive amounts of leafy greens, vegetables and fruits can do to our health.

Our bodies have an incredible ability to heal disease, if only we provide the proper nutrients and remove the junk foods.

You don’t even have to do a 60-day fast, like Joe Cross (watch the film he made “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” if you haven’t already).

Even if all you do is make (and drink) a tall glass (those beer jugs and glasses, sure come in handy; red wine glasses work well too ;-)) of vegetable juice every day or a couple of times a week.

Juices are also popular among children, and they especially love the sweet taste of fruit juice. However, that is not to say that they cannot develop a taste for more savory combinations.

If you like V8 juice, you are certainly not alone. Unfortunately, the stuff that you buy in the supermarket in cans and plastic bottles is loaded with salt and is certainly not freshly made, which means it has the live enzymes and a lot of other nutrients cooked right out of it.

However, you can make your own version of V8 by experimenting with the following recipe:

Fresh Raw V8 Juice Recipe

Juice all the vegetables using your juicer, and enjoy as is, chilled, or with ice. If you like a more tangy taste, add some chili pepper and/or salt (optional).

Ingredients for V8 Juice

3 large tomatoes
3 stalks celery
5 carrots (medium sized)
1 small beet
1/4 head fresh cabbage
1-2 bell pepper (red or green, or both)
2 cups spinach
2-3 kale leaves
1/4 sweet onion
1/2 clove garlic (optional)

This recipe is for raw juice, with all the ingredients in their raw state – with all the live enzymes and nutrients. However, because it’s all-raw, it will taste differently from the “real thing”. The reason being the real V8 is cooked plus has some other added ingredients to make it taste certain way.

If you are looking for a taste more resembling the store-bought recipe, you can optionally substitute half or all of your tomatoes with either stewed tomatoes or tomato sauce for pasta (thanks Evan for the tip!)

making raw V8 juice

I love my new juicer: Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I bought it as a gift to my husband, who really needs a juice reboot.


Put all these beer jugs and beer glasses, as well as red wine glasses to good use – drink your vegetable juice every day or a couple of times a week with style!

(Just to be clear, the pictures below are juices without tomatoes, so it’s not the exact V8 recipe above. I’ll be posting photos as soon as I have some good ones!)

vegetable juice


Read more on this Juicer Reviews, Recipes and Advice blog. Some of my favorite recipes include Juicer Recipe for Green Juice Cocktail, Watermelon-Grape Delight and Apricot-Mango Ambrosia. If you still don’t have a juicer and are considering getting one, read my review of my favorite juicing machine: Breville juicer: 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor.

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  1. phineas @ Juicing For Health

    Wonderful site. Have my own recipe for homemade juiced V8 and it’s almost identical to yours. I like to throw in a dab of worcheshire sauce for some kick – but not too much because of the salt content. A friend of mine throws Humus into every juice he makes, and apparently that gives a V8 a nice kick also, but I’ve not been brave enough to try it yet. lol!

    Great site. You’re in my reader now. Cheers and happy juicing!
    .-= phineas @ Juicing For Health´s last blog ..Juicing For Weight Loss… Myth or Fact? =-.

  2. len welch

    i like v8 juice so i am looking for a good recipe and am going to try and make it from scrach

  3. Monica Juicer

    Thanks for the recipe! This one is definitely far better and healthier compared to the commercially prepared ones because its all natural! I really do appreciate it that this time, I can even make some adjustments to the recipe to make it my own, and I will enjoy it more! Thanks again.
    .-= Monica Juicer´s last blog ..Guide to Finding Waring Blender Parts =-.

  4. Vanji Thompson

    Just baught my juicer on Saturday.I just love it.Been making some fruit juices,that taste auesome and guess what no added sugars.I’am going to make some v8 juice next,can’t have salt so this machine will be a great benifet for me and my family.

  5. Gary

    I was hoping this juice would be close to V8 but unfortunately it was very sweet and ultimately fell short of my expectations, it was still good but not the right fit for me.

  6. marcieann

    I made this juice almost exactly but!! I keep having problems with the tomatoes! They make the juice mealy and sweet. I want the full flavor that I get from actual V8 but, can’t get it right. Could it be the kind of tomato I’m using? V8 tastws like cooked tomatoes, not fresh ones…..am I imagining this?

  7. Evan

    This recipe is title “raw V8 juice”. Because it’s raw, and real V8 is cooked with some other added stuff, it doesn’t taste the same. But of course, it’s healthier if you use raw ingredients. Optionally you can substitute half or all of your tomatoes with either stewed tomatoes or tomato sauce for pasta.

  8. chad

    This recipe is identical to the one in the Champion Juicer manual. Haven’t tried it yet but hope to. Sometimes you have to fiddle with the recipe to get it to taste like a commercial product. Also, just because I’m a picky English major, you would say that people shun something, not “shun away” something.

  9. Gary

    This makes 5 1/2 cups of sweet juice, so be ready with a second jug to hold that volume. If you like it sweet, this works. I prefer the cooked & salty V8 flavor, so it’s back to the kitchen for me.

  10. Mary Jane

    Excellent recipe! Thank you for sharing and for also giving us the “heads up” that it may not taste like the V8 that we are used to. Glad that you included a raw beet too!

  11. lorrie

    Well, first of all I didn’t have a beet so that got left out. I didn’t have cabbage–also left out. I hate bell peppers–left out. No kale–left out. I DO like hot peppers so I put in a red jalapeno. I added a cuke and 2 cloves of garlic. My onion wasn’t a sweet onion but just a regular yellow onion. With all those changes, I didn’t find it “sweet” at all. I also added salt, paprika and chili powder. YUM!

  12. Leigh Armstrong

    A good recipe although not really similar to V8. I added a jalapeno and a lemon which was also good.

  13. Bob

    This is really a V10 juice not V8

    Proper V8 contains


    And of course salt to get you addicted.

  14. Rick Alembik

    Thank you! I followed this recipe exactly using my Hurom slow juicer. It did not disappoint. After first tasting it I added some Tabasco, which gave it just enough added “kick” to make it even better. It’s certainly not an exact replica of V8, which I love; but, I find V8 (even the low sodium version) too salty tasting anyway. BTW: using this recipe I generated seven cups of juice. It was plenty concentrated enough to be great on the rocks.

  15. Jeanette

    Thank you for sharing these recipes. I only have a blender, but these have given me lots of ideas for really yummy combinations. The recipe for your green smoothie was absolutely delicious!

  16. Cindy

    I’m on the Island of Guam, and I’ve been having a hard time getting Kale lately.
    I used a variety of tomatoes including a few cherry tomatoes from my garden!

    Here’s the recipe with the changes I had to make! I really like it and only had to add some pepper with a sprinkle of cayenne!!

    1 large tomatoes
    2 roma tomatoes
    2 cherry tomatoe
    2 stalks celery
    6 carrots
    1 small beet
    ½ cucumber
    2 handfuls spinach
    1 handful of parsley
    1 small handful of cilantro
    1 clove garlic with skin

    Makes 3-4 servings!

  17. Shelton

    My husband and I cook our v8 veggies then hand mill to juice, then boil to can about 70 half gallons a year. Has anyone ever used a juicer then boiled the juice for canning?

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