homemade V8 juice on a table with tomatoes and recipe ingredients

Robin Frey

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, we'll go over some of its main benefits.

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Why Drink Homemade V8 Juice?

  • 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.

One great part about juicing is that you can make your own custom homemade juice to YOUR taste preferences. So, experiment to make this recipe your own!

If you need a little help matching flavor profiles or just want some fresh ideas, check out The Juicing Companion book! Written by chef and juice business consultant Ari Sexner, The Juicing Companion has a page for nearly every ingredient you can think of. Each ingredient page has suggested flavor pairings, nutritional info, and recipe ideas to get you started.

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Feb 27, 2024

This is literally the BEST juice EVER. Just wow. Thank you so much for this recipe. I'm going to be making this every day on my juice fast. I'm really blown away by it. So SO happy to have this one and to have found you! Thanks a million. To anyone wondering if they should try it - do try it. This juice will surprise you. It's incredible tasting, and so healthy too!

Feb 16, 2024
Robin Frey
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Glad you love it Helaena 😄

Feb 16, 2024

I'm looking at the calorie count of 60, but when I add all the ingredients to my calorie counter I get 119. Is the calorie count lower because the veggies are juiced and you aren't eating the whole thing (pulp)? If so, how can you find calories for juiced items?

Jan 26, 2024
Robin Frey
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Hi Heather, yes, you are correct. We subscribe to a service (it's pretty expensive) that provides more accurate calorie counts for juice than what can be found online. Our Chef helps juice bars calculate the nutrition labels using this program. 😄

Jan 26, 2024

Thanks for sharing your juices

Jan 9, 2024

I want to do this recipe by the batch what would be the total ingredients like how much ?

Dec 31, 2023
Robin Frey
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Hi Tia, you would just multiply each ingredient amount be the number of servings you would like to make

Dec 31, 2023

Hello. I have tried many recipes and I was surprised. Well done. I wanted to know how you determine the amount of ingredients in a recipe.

Jul 16, 2023
Robin Frey
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Our recipes are created by our in-house chef and business consultant. He also authored a book, The Juicing Companion, that teaches you how to create your own unique recipes, you can find it here https://www.goodnature.com/products/the-juicing-companion or on Amazon.

Jul 17, 2023
Tony Bagofdonuts

Thank you, Absolutely Priceless

Jun 14, 2023

Do you have any idea of the potassium amount per serving? Also V8 has fewer calories. Do you know how theirs is different and what gives fewer calories? I'm looking for the lowest calorie way to add a lot of potassium. V8 has about 880 mg potassium per 8 oz and about 40 calories. I'm wondering how yours compares and how to get those numbers. Any ideas?

May 20, 2023
Toni Strand

I'm new to juicing (I have a Breville, which I love) and am looking forward to some recipes. I'm also a holistic health coach.

May 16, 2023

I made this yesterday! So yummy just as it is! Great use for high protein watercress!💚

Jan 27, 2023
Robin Frey
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing Melissa 😊

Jan 27, 2023
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Sep 12, 2022
Angela Conner

I do wish you could find a clear juice recipe, using ( Apples).. I know it is simple nothing grand, People on a clear liquid diet would love it, people like me.

Jul 15, 2022
Robin Frey
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Hi Angela, If you juice apples, it is pretty close to clear, however, over time it gets darker from oxidation (being exposed to oxygen). Straight aloe juice is the only juice I can think of that is perfectly clear.

Jul 15, 2022
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Jun 26, 2022
Mohsin Naqvi

This is My Loved one recipe.

Mar 25, 2022

I got my first juicer after years of making V8 by hand and believe me, it is 1/2 the work with a juicer! I followed your recipe, enjoying the light sweetness of carrots and having REAL tomatoes instead of tomato paste. I will be more daring next time and try the spinach and greens like you suggested but for this first time I just followed the recipe I've been using from #sodium girl and Hacking salt with the added ingredients being smoked paprika, an onion, a cucumber, red pepper and white wine vinegar along with your suggestion of lemon juice. I love the recipe and the fact I can now juice a fresh glass in the morning before work without all the straining, etc.! Thank you!

Jan 16, 2022
Jeff myers

Trying to eat or juice more for better heath

Jan 14, 2022
Anna Yermilov

This was easy to make and pretty tasty. I just received a juicer for Christmas and have been making a lot of fruit juices but need a way to get my veggies in as well so I tried this one for my first vegetable juice recipe. I love that all of the ingredients are affordable, easy to find and pretty much any market, and easy to juice. While mine didn't taste just like V8 juice, which I loved as a kid, I enjoyed the more natural and less salty flavor of the homemade version. Thank you very much for the recipe! It was a good one for my first veggie juice.

Dec 31, 2021
Laurie Gardiner

I was just wondering if this could be done in a blender to have a thicker texture not sure what I would need to add to make it a little more smoothie like if done in a blender trying to find something without added sugar or sodium while keeping everything else the vegetables offer.

Dec 21, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Laurie, I think if you tried this in a blender, it would be pretty thick, but you could always add ice to make it more smoothie-like!

Dec 21, 2021
Helen L Danner

I always add a little prepared horse radish..so good!

Sep 2, 2021
Robin Frey
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Great idea Helen, thanks for sharing!

Sep 3, 2021
Aug 10, 2021
Shannon Hernandez

Great recipe; thanks for sharing! What is the nutritional value (carbs, sugars, fiber, etc) and number of servings?

Mar 25, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Shannon, Glad you enjoyed it! The serving size is for 1 person, approx 12 oz of juice. We do not provide a full nutritional label for our online juice recipes due to costs associated with running these full reports. If you would like a full nutritional label, you can speak with our on staff chef and business consultant and he can provide steps to obtain a full label from either our consulting shared service, lab tests or nutritional databases. You can contact him here: https://www.goodnature.com/consulting-request/

Mar 25, 2021

How is the shelf life of the recipe? Does the flavor deteriorate quickly?

Mar 11, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Andrew, That will depend on your method of extraction. If you are using a Goodnature Press, this juice will last at least five days in the refrigerator. Using centrifugal or masticating juicers will lessen the shelf life. To learn more about the types of juicers, you can read this article here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/

Mar 12, 2021
Mary Ann Taylor

What I was looking for

Jan 24, 2021
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Oct 11, 2020
Kathy Raue

What are the nutrients? Specifically the sodium. Left out garlic und added a total of 1 cup of spinach.

Sep 16, 2020
Charlie Wettlaufer
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Hi Kathy - it's very low in sodium since it's just made from whole fruit and vegetables. It doesn't have any salt aded, unless you want to add some!

Sep 16, 2020
Robin Frey
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Hi Kathy, Without the optional salt, this recipe is just under 100 mg of sodium, with the salt added it has 550 mg of sodium.

Sep 17, 2020
Health Nut

Exactly what I was looking for thank you.

Sep 7, 2020
Robin Frey
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Great! Happy Juicing 😄

Sep 8, 2020