Homemade V8 Juice Recipe
There are hundreds of benefits that come with making your own raw juice. One of them includes being able to create your very own juice inspired by a popular drink, like V8 vegetable juice.
V8 has been around since 1933 and it has that great salty taste that many of us love. Instead of purchasing the highly-processed version found in the store, you can make your own cold-pressed version that is charged with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
This recipe was created by our chef Ari Sexner and is perfect for you to make on your own, or to add to your juice bar menu. Before we get into the recipe, let’s go over some of its main benefits:
- High in potassium: A diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure, protect against stroke, and prevent cell degradation, keeping skin healthy and glowing.
- High in Vitamin A: Vitamin A is important in the healthy maintenance of teeth, bones, white blood cells and your body’s organs.
- High in Vitamin C: Vitamin C is required for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues, supports a healthy immune system and is used in the formation of collagen.
- High in Lycopene: Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to lower the risk of cancer, protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays and improve heart health.
Homemade V8 Juice Recipe
Yield: 4, 12oz (355ml) servings of juice. The yield varies depending on the produce.
- 0.44 oz red beet
- 12.88 oz carrot
- 4.84 oz celery
- 2.84 oz romaine
- 1.44 oz parsley
- 2.52 oz spinach
- 2.865 lb tomato
- 0.56 oz watercress
- 0.32 oz garlic
For tips on how to prepare produce for juicing, view our article here.
- Wash and weigh all ingredients
- Remove the top ends of the carrots and beets
- Run ingredients through your juicer
- Chill in the fridge or freezer
- Bottle and sell or drink and enjoy!
- Looking for something a tad more salty? Try adding more celery.
- Wanting to add more of a kick? Try adding cayenne pepper, hot sauce, black pepper, or jalapeno.
- Prefer something a bit more acidic? Add some lemon juice!
- How about something a little more smoky or tangy? Worcestershire sauce to the rescue!
- Greens are always good, right? Try adding some greens, (like lettuce or more watercress), making sure you avoid ones that will throw off the taste balance too much.
- This juice tastes great as a Bloody Mary cold pressed cocktail base
The great part about juicing is that fact that you can make your own custom homemade juice to YOUR taste preferences. So, experiment however you see fit to make this recipe your own.
Why we love this recipe: V8 is the juice that has been around since our childhood. If you were lucky, your parents would make you sit down and drink a whole glass before you could watch TV (I grew up without a television, but I’ve heard stories). Now, you can make your own custom version of your favorite V8 juice – we think your kids will go nuts about it too. When you combine all the great ingredients such as carrots, beets, tomatoes, and celery, it becomes a nutrient-dense powerhouse to keep you coming back for more.
Are you interested in learning more about the commercial cold-press juicer we used to make this recipe? View our industry-leading products here. Do you have a favorite rendition of V8 juice? Let us know by commenting below or discussing on the Goodnature Community Forums.