Homemade V8 Juice
- 4 cups tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup carrot, diced
- Small sliver of beet (mostly for color)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1 cup water, divided
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon parsley
Adapted from thekitchn.com
Combine the tomatoes, carrots, beet, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Let simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the spinach and parsley and simmer for another five minutes, keeping the pan covered. Remove from heat and let cool for ten minutes. Pour in blender, add remaining 1/2 cup of water, and purée until smooth — about two minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and serve chilled. (Makes about 10 ounces.)
This recipe is really versatile — play with it! Try adding other vegetables, particularly greens or herbs. My two favorite add-ins (separately) were cayenne and mint. The cayenne adds the perfect kick, and mint put a fresh, light spin on traditional V8.
Recipe keeps for about a week, refrigerated. It will separate, so shake well before serving!