How To Make Your Own “V-8” Juices & 2013 Highlights

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January 6, 2014 by Living Girl Living Foods

As a kid I was obsessed with V-8, and using the word obsessed might not even be enough to explain my addiction to this stuff. We had mini cans of it in the house that I would sneak. Sadly like all packaged, canned or store bought juices it’s not as natural, fresh, nutrient dense and healthy as our imaginations make it seem.

Making your own homemade, raw vegan, delicious twist to the classic V-8 drink is simple!

I will share a list of different ingredients that may interest you plus share a Sweet Beginnings V-8 Recipe with you all that is ideal for those who, unlike myself, just don’t see the big deal about this combination. This juice can be sweet, savory, pungent, sour or spicy according to what pleases your taste buds!

So here’s the list I invite you to come up with your own deliciously fun combinations and hopefully you already have some of these ingredients in your home. Tomato juiced is still rather thick, helping us stay satiated and happy.

In bold are some of the ingredients that are more commonly used in V-8 like concoctions 🙂

Tomato

Beet

Carrot

Celery

Lemon

Lime

Parsley

Cilantro

Watercress

Basil

Sprouts

Dandelion Greens

Spinach

Kale

Chard

Orange

Apple

Lime

Lemon

Hot Pepper

Garlic

Salt

Horseradish

Ginger

Turmeric

Avocado (yes, avocado can be juiced!)

Turnip

Parsnip

Cabbage

Celeriac

Dill

Fennel

Bell Pepper

Zucchini

Cucumber

May be even a tablespoon of the juice from sauerkraut or kim chi for an extra cleansing gut health boost

This literally is one of those combos that we can throw almost anything together and it will work out. I recommend sticking to using just one of the herbs, so not using cilantro, parsley and basil all together for example. I personally think citrus fruits work best with this and I’m not fond of the idea of throwing apples into this mix. But I know there are some out there who insist on using apples in their juices. I welcome you to change things up! Cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers are all fruits too and actually make a surprising amount of juice.

Sweet Beginnings V-8 Recipe

Makes roughly 2 1/2 cups, Serves One Person

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1 small beet, peeled

A pinch of parsley, stems and all

4 celery sticks

One handful of spinach

1/2 navel orange, peeled

2 carrots, peeled

1 small to medium tomato

These ingredients will really be based on your personal taste preferences I can’t speak for everyone but here is what I did

1-inch ginger, peeled

1/2-inch turmeric, peeled

1/2 lemon with rind

1/2 lime with rind

After juicing I added two good shakes of cayenne pepper

Juice, stir, and enjoy!

For anyone who is new to LGLF welcome and thank you oodles for taking the time out of your beautiful day to stop by. I want to share with you all some articles that are considered the most viewed articles on the site for 2013! I also want to share that I have been nominated for Best Blog via Best Of Raw Awards as well as being nominated as Best Simple Chef Under 5 Years. Voting ends January 8th, 2014 I have shared the link to vote if you happen to be interesting in voting for me, someone else or any of the other categories! A mega thank you to everyone who has voted ❤ 😀 I am honored to be considered and noticed by my peers, thank you all my sweet friends.

Most Viewed Articles of 2013

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year with much happiness, health, delicious adventures. Thank you for stopping by! Much love ❤ and raw power 😉

Jess

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