Thursday, July 10, 2008

TT - Raw V8 Juice

Huh? Has Robin finally fallen off her rocker? Raw V8 juice is a Thursday Thirteen? Is she NUTS?

It is in fact true (which part read on and decide for yourselves).

Why on earth am I looking at recipes for raw V8 juice? I'll tell you...

It all started a week or two ago when my husband decided that his life, and his incessant craving for carrot juice, would not be complete without owning our very own juicer. After doing some research an order was placed over a popular internet shopping site and we sat back to await our juicer. And we waited. And we waited. And still we waited. (Turns out the supplier ran out and had to get a rush shipment in from Australia.)

Well tonight The Juicer finally arrived. The first thing we tried was apple juice. Very tasty, but we didn't spend *cough cough* money on a juicer just for apple juice. Next up was carrot juice, at which point I was able to confirm my inherent dislike of plain carrot juice. I was trying to figure out what type of exotic juice I might be able to enjoy from the juicer (because really, if all I wanted was apple or orange juice it wouldn't have been necessary now, would it?) when it hit me. I used to like to drink V8 on occasion, but they don't sell it here in Israel. If I could figure out what was in it, I could make my own! Off I went to research.

I soon found that most V8 recipes call for cooking the ingredients, which may be fine but doesn't make good use of the awfully expensive juicer my husband just bought. Back to the drawing board...

I finally found it - a recipe for V8 juice that uses a juicer - perfect! Even better, it has thirteen ingredients, so perfect for this week's thirteen. (And more to the point I didn't have any better ideas, so...)

So here you go:

Raw V8 Juice

Ingredients:

1) 6 medium-sized carrots
2) 1 small beet (wash well)
3) 3 large tomatoes
4) 1 bag baby spinach
5) 1/4 head fresh cabbage
6) 1 red bell pepper
7) 1 green bell pepper
8) 3 stalks celery
9) 1/4 sweet onion
10) 1/2 clove garlic
11) A few kale leaves (go easy)
12) Chili pepper or Tabasco sauce to taste
13) Salt to taste

Juice the vegetables all together and add salt to taste.

Enjoy!

(I hope I will. I actually can't stand raw tomatoes, so I'm really hoping that the other veggies and spices overpower that awful raw tomato taste!)

Happy Thursday everyone!

30 comments:

This Eclectic Life said...

I actually love tomatoes, but I'm not going to buy a juicer. I'd have to go VERY easy on the kale!!
Thanks for sharing it though. I'll play TT tomorrow. Thinking about going to buy a camera! Came in to see if you mention what you are using.

Robert said...

What a great find. But isn't it technically a V13 now?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You are much, much braver than I am. That's all I gotta say about that.

Genny said...

My mom has a juicer and swears by it. Your recipe sounds great, and super healthy!

Ilina said...

Robert, you kill me. V13 indeed!

Who knew you could juice a cabbage. I think this sounds divine with some horseradish, a generous splash of Tabasco, and Absolut Peppar.

Ilina said...

By the way, how are you faring after the gunfire at the American Consulate today?

Robin said...

I'm using a Nikon D40 with the kit (standard) lens Shelly. I've also got a larger zoom lens but the only time you've seen it in action is those flag shots from the TT on Israeli Independence Day. I'm debating getting a prime (non-zoom) 50mm lens now, but I think I'm leaning towards a Flip Ultra camcorder instead (my choice for a birthday present). The photo enthusiast in me would LOVE the lens, but the mom in me is sure the camcorder is a better choice for long-term memory preservation ;).

E-mail me and talk to me about what you want to do with your camera and I'll see if I have any insights from all of our recent research :).

Robin said...

How awful about the attack in Turkey today. I hadn't even heard of it though until you mentioned it here Ilina, it hasn't made the Israeli news yet. Istanbul is about 2 hours by plane from Tel Aviv, so in the same global neighborhood but not right next door. Other than the Americans beefing up security at the Embassy and Consulates, it shouldn't really affect anything here in Israel. My heart goes out to the family of the policemen killed though, and to all peace-loving Turks. I spent a great deal of time working in Turkey, mainly in Ankara, before my children were born and the country holds a special place in my heart.

As to do a complete 180 subject-wise, yes, this V8 sounds like it would make an awesome Bloody Mary!

SandyCarlson said...

Fun story! That juice sounds delicious.

kay said...

Well, V-8 really does have at least 8 veggies in it, doesn't it? I actually love V-8---makes a good Bloody Mary!

Shannon said...

I can't drink tomato juice, the taste sends chills down my spine. :) This one sounds good though, it has lots of other yummy things to make up for the icky tomato taste!

bernieg1 said...

Great list, my 33rd TT is up at 13 Muslim Greeting Cards - I noted the paucity of Islamic Greeting Cards at my local stationery store and so as a public service to Muslims in America, I offer the following 13 Shariah-Compliant Greeting Cards...

Lilibeth said...

You never know. This might come in handy. Does it taste better than V8 from stores? Actually, I drink it, but my family won't touch the stuff. They prefer V8 splash which is just high-priced kool-aid, I recently discovered.

Maisie said...

That's the healthiest looking recipe I've ever seen. I hope it tasted good. When I eat veggies, they have to be raw for me. It's possible that you might like raw tomato slices sprinkled with sugar. My husband sprinkles his with salt, but that's weird.

SJ Reidhead said...

Add vinegar and you're close to my favorite gespacho recipe.

SJR
the Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

marcia said...

Yumm I want some do you make it often

Lori said...

Just one word....YUCK!! Nope, not for this girl;) Happy TT.

pussreboots said...

When I was pregnant with my daughter, V8 was one of only a handful of things I could keep down. Happy TT.

Carol said...

Juicing is really healthy for you. Salud!

Good 13!

Writer & Cat said...

I don't know....beets? Are those in regular V-8?? I might take the beets out and substitute a single pickled okra. Hey, it's a veggie! Happy TT.

Jody W.

storyteller said...

I love tomatoes and V8 juice … so I'll definitely give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Janet said...

Wash those kale leaves well! Sounds delish...fresh V8...I might give this a try!

Domestic Spaz said...

I secretly covet your juicer. :)

I've wanted one for a while but I'm afraid we'd spend too much money on it and then it would be sent back to the back of my kitchen cabinets with the rice cooker and the bread maker that I desperately wanted.

mother in israel said...

Becoming a raw foodist, Robin?

Maddy said...

Ooops I clicked the wrong button. Not wild about V8 either but I have a juicer [post jaw surgery!] I found that you can put one or two celery stick with a few oranges and not notice the celery. I think I feel the same way about celery as you do about tomatoes.
Cheers

cajunvegan said...

Sounds delicious and healthful. I should haul my juicer out of the back of my appliance cabinet. I was once "obsessive" about juicing.

colleen said...

That's one way to get your vitamins. Right now I'd rather be eating blueberries!

Robin said...

We tried it tonight and it was in fact utterly delicious. In fact, the tomato taste wasn't noticeable at all.

Christine said...

As I am not too fond of raw tomatoes either, (that goes for V8 juice too), I might try sipping it, hoping that I would like it too!
My husband, on the other hand can eat raw tomatoes like an apple. I have to turn away, because I just can't watch him eat it!!

Kim said...

Bring on the tobasco, becuase I can not stand tomatoes, I don't think pizza sauce will work. Kim