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!)
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!)
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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