V-8 Juice Recipe (or something like it)


Mother Nature has given Coloradoans the “all clear” to get our gardens in.

Yes! Yes! YES!

Madly planting on Saturday I realized I had been a bit zealous back in February because come planting time I had more flower and plant starts than I knew what to do with. Wielding a shovel and hoe I found—or made—room for everything. Yep, the yard’s a bit torn up but it’s all in!

Here’s some pretty little lettuce.

The crop I am most excited about is the tomatoes. I decided to go all heirloom this year and purchased seed for these beauties from www.rareseeds.com.

I can’t wait to bite into that Violet Jasper—the green and red tomato at bottom left. Last year I picked some up at the Farmers Market and made this spicy vegetable juice. So good!

V-8 Juice (or my version anyway)

V-8 Juice (or my version anyway)


  • 2 large CARROT
  • 2 stalks CELERY
  • 1-2 large TOMATOES (or equivalent in cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 medium CUCUMBER
  • 1/2 medium BEET
  • 1/2 green BELL PEPPER
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 small ONION
  • Handful CHARD (or other green)
  • Handful CABBAGE
  • 3/4 teaspoon HOT SAUCE (used Cholulas)
  • 1/4 teaspoon SEA SALT


  1. Juice in juicer.
  2. Alternatively, blend in high-powered blender for a high-fiber smoothie.


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1 comment

Linda Icenhower May 23, 2014 - 8:36 pm

hey you! I tried to text you this week, your number still the same? if you have a chance I's love to catch up and hear how the year rounded out, how things are, you know…important things. 🙂 hope you are well!

Linda Icenhower


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