Sunday, January 12, 2014

Getting Your Veggie Juice The Homemade Way

Hi everyone! If you're like me, you like an occasional drink of healthy vegetable juice. Consuming the commercially prepared version, however, will provide a plethora of unwanted ingredients. Granted, there are food manufacturers that concentrate on making all-natural versions. Still, you need to be weary for a number of reasons. 

Canned or bottled versions usually contain too much sodium, which can be labeled as any number of things. It can contain veggies you may be allergic to. The spices may be a mystery. The cost is always more expensive than a homemade version, too.  

Here's an EASY and quick homemade version that will satisfy your juicy needs. You can make it with cooked or raw veggies. The choice is yours.

3 large tomatoes, diced or 1-24 ounce canned tomatoes

2 slices onion, diced

1 cup spinach or kale, rinsed and chopped

¼ cup zucchini, diced and peeled

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 t ginger, chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and diced

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Or, use a hand blender. Blend until a puree consistency is reached. Add water, if necessary.

Adjust spices per your liking. Serve immediately.

Store leftovers in airtight container in the fridge.

NOTE: Increase the protein content by adding some cooked beans prior to pureeing.


Find this recipe interesting, tasty and simple? Good! Kindly share so others can enjoy it, as well....Thanks!