Garden Fresh Cocktail
A refreshing tomato juice for a healthy, on-the-go beverage or post-workout recovery.
- 1 cup (180 g) diced fresh or canned tomatoes
- 1/2 cup (15 g) fresh spinach, washed
- 1/4 cup (25 g) diced carrots
- 1 Tablespoon diced onion
- 1 sprig parsley
- 1/4 cup (40 g) diced sweet red or green bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
- Dash of salt (optional)
- 1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades, or until desired consistency is reached.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
Garden Fresh Cocktail is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niki01319 from Delicious! Wonderful flavor! I doubled the recipe for my husband and myself and added a little extra onion and parsley. I also used a dash of kosher salt, celery salt and a couple sprinkles of cayenne pepper. I'm an avid juicer, so I'm still trying to get used to the blended texture. Other than that, I love this recipe. Will definitely make again.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarenJ from Better than the store-bought vegetable juice! Great juice, and easily customizable. I added celery, cucumber, a bit of cayenne pepper, a spring of parsley and also cilantro. And because I was out of spinach, I used kale. I'm not sure if this is closer to a gazpacho or a juice, but it was very very tasty! And a great way to use up the little bits of leftover vegetable I had.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by eLucy from If you are going for V8 this a great start.... Like the other reviewers, I think a little spice would make this taste a more like V8. My juice also turned out green even though I followed the recipe (next time I will use more tomatoes or less spinach because I want my V8 to be redish). Also if you blend according to the instructions you do get a good texture - take your time increasing the speed to 10.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kmcolli from Yum My juice turned out more brownish/green. However it's probably because I used more spinach. The taste is awesome.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Might you have a recipe for larger quantities of tomato juice. I'm thinking about using the vita mix for canning a couple gallons of juice.
If you are planning to make tomato juice, you can simply add your tomatoes to the Vitamix, and blend. You will want to blend on high and strain through a cheesecloth when you are finished blending. You can add a variety of sweeteners or savory spices to make it just the way you like, or keep it plain. If your machine came with the standard 64 oz container you should be able to make just about 64 oz in one batch. Each run should only take about 50 seconds depending on the consistency you would like.
Date published: 2016-09-23
1. How long will this juice "keep" when refrigerated at 37 degrees? 2. How many ounces of "Garden Fresh Cocktail" does this recipe make? 3. Can I eliminate (or substitute) any of the vegetables (e.g. Carrots) to further reduce the carbohydrate content?
How do I dice onion in Vitamix?
Date published: 2017-01-27