Most know that the health benefits of raw juicing are many. One of my favorites is my DIY Raw V8 Juice Recipe. This Raw V8 Juice Recipe is not only delicious, but a recipe you will want to keep in your files for a nutritious snack or for the cold and flu season.
Did You Know? Juicing is really just a smoothie with the fiber removed. This means that fresh vegetable juices are an opportunity to load up on nutrients, at much, much higher densities than with smoothies. You can only drink so much, and with a smoothie, the fiber adds volume that fills you up using a fraction of the produce that your stomach could hold if you removed the fiber and drank it as juice. Does that mean smoothies are out? No, smoothies definitely have their place, but if one needs nutrient dense food (who doesn’t these days?), raw vegetable juicing is not only digested quickly and more efficiently, but definitely the most beneficial.
If you are a fan of store-bought V8 juice or have always wanted to try V8 juice but without additives and preservatives, now you can make your own, fresh raw V8 juice recipe. The added benefit is that you get the benefits of all the vitamins, minerals as well as live enzymes. As a reminder, be sure that the vegetables are organic or locally grown in an organic manner.
Raw V8 Juice Recipe
All produce should be organic or locally grown.
- 6 medium-sized carrots
- 1 small beet
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 bag baby spinach or a couple handfuls of fresh spinach
- 1/4 head fresh cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 3 stalks celery
- 1/4 sweet onion (Vidalia)
- 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 to taste
- Himalayan salt to taste
Wash all vegetables thoroughly. Run all the vegetables through your juicer. Add Himalayan salt to taste, and then sit back and enjoy the healthiest V-8 Juice around.
Tabasco sauce (organic such as Biona brand) to taste can be substituted for the chili pepper.