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
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,
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
I feel inspired to share with you an easy quinoa salad that I have been recently making. It tastes delicious and satisfying and takes under 30 minutes to make.
Quinoa is a gluten-free seed, and, according to Filho et al. (2017), it has all essential amino acids. The vegetables and spices provide minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and fiber.
You will need the following equipment:
A mixing bowl, a spoon, a knife, and a cutting board.
You will need the following ingredients:
1/3 cup cooked quinoa (I used multi-colored quinoa)
1/3 cup raw shredded or julienned carrots
1/3 cup raw shredded or julienned cucumbers
1/3 cup cut broccoli florets (raw or steamed)
1 avocado, cubed
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar, diluted with 2 Tbs filtered water
1/4 tsp curry powder
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Yield: 2 cups, Serving size: 1 cup
To assemble the salad, mix all the ingredients together.
As an option, you can add other sources of protein such as tempeh, nuts, or seeds. This salad may also work as a pleasant side dish that can complement many different dishes.
Add different fresh or dried herbs (mint, rosemary, dill, cilantro)
Add different seeds (flax, sesame, sunflower)
Here is a quick video on how to assemble it:
Thank you for visiting and happy eating!
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Filho, A. M. M., Pirozi, M. R., Borges, J. T., Pinheiro Sant’Ana, H. M., Chaves, J. B. P., & Coimbra, J. S.(2017)Quinoa: Nutritional, functional, and antinutritional aspects. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition,57(8),1618-1630,DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2014.1001811