Tomato Celery Cucumber Juice

It is the end of summer and I like to celebrate it with vegetable juice prepared from some local and seasonal produce.

My favorite is a homemade version of V-8 juice. The original V-8 recipe calls for eight vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, spinach, and watercress.

However, I found that if I only have three ingredients, it still tastes pretty yummy.

For this Tomato Celery Cucumber Juice recipe, I like to juice tomato, celery, and cucumber, in any proportion, depending on what I have. The taste of this juice is sweet and salty and can satisfy the salty cravings in a very nutritious way.

To make an easy homemade version of V-8 juice, you will need these ingredients:

  • Tomatoes, 8-10, average size
  • Cucumber, 1 large, or 2 small
  • Celery, 2 stalks

Preparation

Wash and scrub the vegetables. Depending on your juicer, you may need to cut them in halves or quarters. Put the vegetables in the juicer. Enjoy immediately or store in a refrigerator for up to 12 hours to preserve the maximum nutrition.

Here is a quick video on how to make this juice.

To your health,

Nataliya

Reference:

Campbell’s. (2018). V-8 vegetable juice. Retrieved from https://www.campbells.com/v8/vegetable-juice/v8-vegetable-juice/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwiJncBRC1ARIsAOvG-a5wF6jqgUboThqErspcWGGcFK8tUE-FmjSz-EGGVAd2690ad0Le10QaAoiFEALw_wcB

No-Grain “Cereal”

Hello!

How many of you love to enjoy a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Surely, it is a very comforting meal.

Some of my clients as well as myself have sensitivities to the processed grains and added sugars. What to do? What to eat?

Today, I would like to share with you an easy no-grain “cereal” (or muesli) recipe that has no grains! Yay!  Best of all, it is free from added sugars, gluten, and any processed ingredients.

This “cereal” is delicious, pleasantly sweet, and has a creamy-crunchy texture that many of us love. It can be served for breakfast, or as a snack or dessert.

For this   No Grain “Cereal”  you will need:

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup of fresh seasonal fruit, cut in small chunks
  • 1/4 cup of fresh berries
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 3 Tbs nuts
  • 3 Tbs seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup water

Watch this quick video on how to assemble this recipe:

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup of fresh seasonal fruit, cut in small chunks
  • 1/4 cup of fresh berries
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 Tbs raw nuts, chopped
  • 3 Tbs raw seeds, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup water

Watch this quick video on how to assemble this recipe:

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup of fresh seasonal fruit, cut in small chunks
  • 1/4 cup of fresh berries
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 Tbs raw nuts, chopped
  • 3 Tbs raw seeds, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup water

Yield: 2 ½ – 3 cups, Serving size: 1 cup

Equipment: Cutting board, knife, blender, serving bowl

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Method:

  • Put sliced fresh fruit and berries into a bowl.
  • Blend 1 banana with water, cinnamon, and dates until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture over the fruit and berries.
  • Top with nuts and seeds, and gently mix together.
  • Enjoy for breakfast or as a snack or dessert.

Keep in a refrigerator for up to 2 days

Recipe variations:

  • You can use such fruits as apple, pear, nectarine, or figs
  • Any type of fresh berries can be used
  • Any type of nuts or seeds can work in this recipe
  • You can use plain coconut milk instead of water

Let us know if you have any questions!

The inspiration for this recipe came from Fully Raw Christina blog at https://www.fullyraw.com/ and Cafe Gratitude https://cafegratitude.com/

Enjoy and Bon appetite 🙂

Nataliya.