Does anyone have a recipe for raw veg smoothies that mimics V8?
Hi ~ I haven't tried this one, but had it in my files:
Homemade V-8 - RoseGreen
makes enough for 2-3 servings
3 small tomatos
1 green pepper
1 lrg carrot
1/2-1 cp water
1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes
handful of chives
10 basil leaves
1 tsp natural sea salt, we also like the Himalayan salt - adjust it to your taste
1/2 tsp kelp
fresh cracked pepper to taste
According to Wiki V-8 is 87% tomato juice plus beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress, and spinach.
That should get you close and the fresh squeezed stuff should taste better. Get creative and throw in a little of something else you like. I'm sure you will do fine!
Last edited by delmar; 05-05-2012 at 08:54 PM.
i love fresh tomato juice , just simple recipe with garlic clove and parsley . but recipe is not why im posting , point i want to make is i tried every way of making tomato juice from blender to champion to omega 8006 to several centrifugals , everything but a twin gear like a greenstar . and every method ruins the taste of tomatoes to me , makes them frothy and not real tomato tasting . and from making alot of tomato juice on juice fasts ive come to use method of chopping tomatos up , along with parsley . putting in big 4 gallon pot with water to make a soup type mix . then using garlic press to add garlic . then i take a manual potato masher and really mash up the tomatoes into a watery salsa type texture . i bought a big heavy duty manual potato masher just for this task . then i line a big metal colander with 5 gallon paint filter bag and pour in the mixture with this colander setting on top of another big 4 gallon pot . i then fold over the sides / top of paint filter bag over the tomato mash and use the manual masher to squeeze the juice outta filter bag and into pot below . yes a work intensive task , BUT it makes the best juice by far . if a person had one of the omega 8000 series they could use it to turn the tomato mix into this mash which they would then strain thru the paint filter bag , but on its own the omega 8000s dont juice soft stuff like tomatos but rather turn them into a salsa texture . and theyd be GREAT for making salsa , but not for juicing tomato . my next venture is buying a used squeezo food strainer to use to turn the tomatos into a sauce which i then paint filter bag as i LOVE doing tomato juice fasts . ecspecially with fall tomato crop to super load up on vitamin c before winter bug season
MR, have you ever thought of trying a chinois? I remember helping my mom can tomatoes and I was in charge of "squishing" the tomatoes through one exactly like in the link. The tomatoes were of course cooked but I imagine if you'd mash or chop them up then run them through something like this it might be easier and produce a good juice as well?
I plan on trying this once I have the money, and tomatoes are in season of course.
Your post brings back fond memories for me too SunshineMN ~ I've still got my Mom's (and everything to can with) in our basement. I loved canning. We would set that inside our bread riser and go to town. Remember getting splattered by the scalding tomatoes using this? (whooh)
Originally Posted by SunshineMN
I hope you can find a sqeezo! They are the best for tomatoes and not bad for apple sauce.
Originally Posted by michigan roman
Thank you for the replies.
MR - you bring up a point about the tomatoes getting frothy. I tried making V8 last week for the first time (tasted a little bland) and it had a lot of foam/froth to it, I use a Vita Mix. You got me thinking it was the tomato.
Also the recipe I had called for garlic and I forgot to but it in, that may take the "bland" out of it.
Deb - That recipe looks pretty good. There are a couple things in there that I didn't have in my first go.
LOL Deb, yes! Until I got smart and used to lower the ladle into the tomatoes before tipping it so there was no slopping going on. I loved the homemade canned veggies, but as a kid I hated to process all those piles and piles of string beens, tomatoes, corn, onions. I think learning all that cooking stuff from my mom has allowed me to come up with interesting raw food ideas.
Thanks for the post about the V8 juice. I used to love it especially with toast. I think it would go great with some dehydrated crackers! Can't wait for ripe tomatoes, my favorite summertime veggie.
Originally Posted by michigan roman
I have this item on my wish list.
It seems to be a great tool for making tomato and berry (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc…) juice.
I am wondering if it will make juice from any soft fruit or veggies like very ripe mangos or cucumbers.
Item: Victorio VKP250 Model 250 Food Strainer and Sauce Maker
Video of item being used:
thats what im wondering too as the soft fruit / vegis are what i like juicing
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