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Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

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Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

 

Homemade V8 Juice Recipe

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

The 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.

Are you interested in learning more about the commercial cold-press juicer we used to make this recipe? View our industry-leading juice presses here. 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

Ingredients

  • tomato
    11.46 oz
  • carrot
    3.22 oz
  • celery
    1.21 oz
  • romaine
    0.71 oz
  • spinach
    0.63 oz
  • parsley
    0.36 oz
  • watercress
    0.14 oz
  • beet
    0.11 oz
    red variety
  • garlic
    0.08 oz

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 tastes great as a 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, I remove the bottom skinny part as well.

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