V8 Smoothie

v8 smoothie

I have always loved V8 (the original blend) but having been put on a low sodium diet I can’t have it anymore (low sodium blend tastes bland) so I have invented my own.

Ingredients:

2 cups water
3 medium tomatoes
1 celery stalk
1/2 c spinach
1 small carrot (peeled)
1/4 c. diced beets
1/4 c. parsley
1/8 c. minced or diced sweet onion
1/4 garlic clove
salt to taste

Directions:

Wash all your veggies well.
Put water, garlic, onion, celery, and carrot into blender or food processor and spin until smooth.
Add tomatoes, spinach, beets, and parsley and spin again until smooth.

salt to taste

Fresh Tomato Smoothie

tomato

Not only great tasting, but exceptionally high in antioxidants!

Ingredients:

2 cups (chopped) tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup (chopped) celery
salt and pepper to taste
Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
2 cups ice

Toss carrots, celery, and tomato juice into blender and whip on high until smooth.

Add tomatoes, and spin again until well mixed.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Serve immediately.

(as an aside, for those hangover mornings, add a shot of vodka for a refreshing twist on the classic bloody mary)