about everyone I know likes V8 juice. But, unfortunately, the stuff that comes
in the bottles and cans is full of salt and has had most of the life cooked right
out of it.
I get around these problems by making my own V8 juice, and you can too.
on for two good recipes, one raw and one cooked.
with spring well on its way here in the US, I've also tossed in an extra recipe
for Watermelonade that I know you'll like as much as I do.
start with my favorite V8 recipe, a raw concoction that's healthy and tasty...
1 small beet (wash well)
3 large tomatoes
1/4 head fresh cabbage
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell
3 stalks celery
1/4 sweet onion
1/2 clove garlic or less if
you don't care for garlic
Kale leaves (a little goes a long way so be careful)
Chili pepper and salt to taste
all the vegetables through your juicer, add salt to taste, and then sit back and
enjoy the healthiest V-8 juice around. Tabasco sauce to taste can be substituted
for the chili pepper.
Solomon's Spicy Hot V8
4 pounds homegrown tomatoes -- chopped
1 bunch celery --
8 green jalapeno peppers -- chopped
1 cup vinegar
3 bay leaves
2 Tbs oregano
1 large onion -- chopped
1 head garlic -- pressed
4 Tbs sugar
a large pot, combine all ingredients except the sugar, bring to a boil, and cook
at a steady boil for 2 hours.
from heat and strain through a relatively fine mesh, making sure to express all
the liquid you can.
the pulp, return the liquid to the pot, and boil for another couple of hours,
or until the liquid is reduced to roughly three quarts. Add four tablespoons of
sugar, remove from heat, stir, and let cool.
if you want something easier to make and sweeter to the taste, try what may be
the best lemonade you ever sent down your throat...
lemon (without peel or use citrus juicer)
1/4 of a medium sized watermelon
lemon and watermelon pulp through your juicer and then pour a glass
over ice and take it out to the hammock and sunshine and enjoy yourself.
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