Homemade V8 Juice

Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

  • by Robin Frey
4.7 from 11 Reviews

 

Make your own homemade, healthy version of V8 juice that is charged with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 60 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
04:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
07:00

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.

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.
Ingredients used in Goodnature's V8 juice recipe

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.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Do you have a favorite rendition of V8 juice? Let us know in the comments below!

Health Benefits

  • antioxidant
  • promotes healthy skin
  • supports immune system
  • cancer preventative
  • reduces inflammation
  • increases energy
Homemade V8 Juice Recipe
Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

Ingredients

tomato 11.46 oz 325 g 2 tomatoes
carrot 3.22 oz 91 g 1 1/2 medium carrots
celery 1.21 oz 34 g 1 medium stalk
romaine 0.71 oz 20 g 1/2 cup shredded
spinach 0.63 oz 18 g 1/2 cup
parsley 0.36 oz 10 g 1/4 cup chopped
watercress 0.14 oz 4 g 1/5 cup chopped
beet (red variety) 0.11 oz 3 g 1 slice (1" diameter)
garlic 0.08 oz 2 g 1/2 clove

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh all ingredients.

  2. Remove the top ends of the carrots and beets.

  3. Run ingredients through your juicer. 

  4. Chill in the fridge or freezer.

Pro Tips

  • This juice makes a great Bloody Mary cold-pressed cocktail base.

  • 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!

  • Try adding more greens, (like lettuce or more watercress), making sure you avoid ones that will throw off the taste balance too much.

  • Leave the stems on the leafy greens – they typically contain a lot of flavor and juice. Coming from the farm, leafy greens usually have the most dirt on the leaves and need to be thoroughly washed.

  • Remove the beet top ends and clean the bottoms thoroughly. If they are small in size, remove the bottom skinny part as well.

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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Exactly what I was looking for thank you.

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    1. Great! Happy Juicing 🙂

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  2. 5 stars
    What are the nutrients? Specifically the sodium. Left out garlic und added a total of 1 cup of spinach.

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    1. 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!

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    2. 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.

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  3. 5 stars
    Found your article interesting to read. I can’t wait to see your
    post soon. Good Luck for the upcoming update.This article is truly quite interesting and effective.

    Best regards,
    Harrell Henneberg

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  4. 5 stars
    What I was looking for

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

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    1. 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/

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  6. 4 stars
    Great recipe; thanks for sharing! What is the nutritional value (carbs, sugars, fiber, etc) and number of servings?

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    1. 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/

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  7. 4 stars
    I always add a little prepared horse radish..so good!

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    1. Great idea Helen, thanks for sharing!

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  8. 5 stars
    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.

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    1. 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!

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  9. 4 stars
    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.

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  10. 5 stars
    Trying to eat or juice more for better heath

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  11. 5 stars
    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!

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