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.
Homemade V8 Juice 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.
Use the freshest ingredients possible
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!