You know the commercial “I should have had a V8”? Well this juice does you one better, or maybe I should say 4 better! It has 12 ingredients that are full of nutrients. It makes a great lunch or dinner recipe. Drinking sweet juices can become tedious, but drinking a savory, spicy juice like this can be beneficial for many reasons.
Each of the ingredients has excellent benefits on their own. Put them together, and it’s a power-packed concoction that can help protect you from illness, make you feel more energetic, and even make you smarter. Give it a try, even if you’re skeptical. You’re going to love it.
Makes 1 to 4 Servings
2 Kale Leaves, washed
2 Cups Baby Spinach, washed
6 to 8 Large Carrots, peeled, washed, ends cut off
6 to 8 Carrot Greens, washed saved from above (optional)
4 Large Tomatoes
1 Small Beet, washed
1/2 Head Red Cabbage
2 Red Bell Peppers, seeded & washed
2 Yellow Bell Peppers, seeded & washed
1 to 2 Habanero Peppers, seeded & washed
1/2 Sweet Onion, peeled & washed
4 Large Whole Celery Stalks, washed
In the order listed, run the ingredients through your juicer. The juice will taste better if everything is cold to start with. Due to that, you might want to prepare everything in advance, pop it back in the fridge, and then take it out when you are ready to juice.
The reason you should juice in the order listed is that juicing the leaves of produce like kale and spinach can be more difficult with a juicer not made specifically for these items. This order ensures that you get the most juice out of each ingredient. This recipe makes about 4 cups of juice depending on the freshness of your ingredients. It makes a great lunch or dinner recipe if you’re on a juice fast, or two to four servings to just enjoy as a snack.
You can even turn around and put this in your high speed blender with some spices and make a very healthy warm version that is reminiscent of tomato soup.
Add some more heat with jalapenos or other peppers. Salt the rim of your glass and add a celery stalk for a fun presentation. No one said juicing has to be boring.