Tomato Tastebud Zinger

tomato-tastebud-zingerThe Tomato Tastebud Zinger is a homemade spin on V8. The large dose of tomatoes in each glass will help to protect the body against cancer-causing agents and communicable diseases. Drinking high levels of tomatoes’ main antioxidant, lycopene, has show to be effective in preventing cancers of the colon, mouth, prostate, cervix, stomach, esophagus, and pharanx. Tomatoes have also shown to be helpful in preventing heart disease and high cholesterol.

Onions are a rarity in juices, but they complement the flavors of this particular drink. Raw onions improve the way that the body uses vitamin C, effectively boosting the immune system. Onions also regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and help to body to heal wounds faster. The production of good cholesterol in the body is boosted by raw onions, which is helpful in keeping the heart healthy. Cucumbers and celery lighten up the drink, making it more palatable and thinner. Cucumbers are beneficial for the teeth and gums and aid in good digestion. Cucumbers also improve hydration better than water and most other sources. Celery has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe arthritis. Celery is also helpful as a diuretic.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Celery stick
  • ¼ Onion
  • Handful fresh oregano
  • Handful fresh basil

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly, soaking oregano and basil to loosen trapped dirt
  • Pull tomato stems
  • If using a centrifugal juicer, juice cucumber, celery, then onion followed by oregano, basil, and finally tomatoes. The skin of the tomato may clog the screen and reduce the amount of juice obtained from the other vegetables if juiced earlier
  • Shake juice to blend and add salt and pepper if desired
  • Enjoy early in the morning for a zing that helps to wake you up and give you a great dose of veggies
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