Fresh Tomato Juice Recipe

Fresh Tomato Juice

Once you’ve tasted this cleansing drink, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever enjoy the commercial varieties again. Whether in cans or cartons, these nearly always have added salt and lack the ‘sweet-and-sour’ flavour of the freshly juiced fruits.

The acidity of tomatoes is cleansing – even more so when combined with the diuretic properties of celery and the overall detoxing power of garlic.

The Worcestershire sauce adds the bite, but if you really want the sting in the tail, why not pour in a measure of vodka?

 

fresh tomato juice Serves 1-2

10 ripe tomatoes

4 celery stalks, with leaves

1 small garlic clove

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

 

1. Put the tomatoes into a large bowl.

2. Cover with boiling water and leave until cool enough to handle.

3. Slip off the skins.

4. Wash and chop the celery roughly, reserving two sprigs of leaves.

5. Peel the garlic.

6. Put all the ingredients through a juicer.

7. Add the Worcestershire sauce and stir.

8. Chill in the fridge.

 

Vital statistics

Ripe tomatoes are the richest source of the carotenoid lycopene, which is highly protective against heart disease and prostate cancer. This drink also supplies betacarotene and lots of potassium, as well as vitamins C and E. You’ll get more potassium and some vitamin C from the celery, as well as the natural diuretics this vegetable contains.

 

19. April 2011 by Sue
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