Making a nutritious tomato juice in a blender can be as simple as washing your tomatoes, cut out the cores and bruised or bad spot (not the entire skin), and then place the whole tomatoes in a blender to blend until smooth. So there you have it. But I’m sure you’re thinking you didn’t come all the way for that. There should be some flavor and mix to it to make it taste special, right? Not really, you’d make a delicious tomato juice that way. Yet, in a minute, I’ll be giving you a refreshing, low-sodium and heavy processed store-bought tomato juice recipe with a healthy dose of sweetness developed by The Blender Girl.
Let talk a little about the health benefits you stand to gain from consuming a healthy volume of tomato juice. Truth be told, tomatoes are remarkably rich in nutrients. These nutrients are much, but I’ll to mention most of them starting from Vitamin A which helps in hair and eye health maintenance. Apart from being an outstanding source of vitamin C and A, tomatoes are as well rich in vitamin B6 and heart-healthy potassium which help in maintaining healthy blood pressure and reducing blood glucose in people with diabetes, and folic acid, and the list goes on. It is hard to overlook the rich nutrient contents of tomatoes which keep going from alpha- beta-carotene and the carotenoids lutein to zeaxanthin.
What makes tomatoes really special is the rich content of the antioxidant lycopene which plays a very important role in the body. This antioxidant protects cells, cholesterol, and DNA from oxygen. Studies have shown that it tomatoes consumption can reduce incidences of cancer majorly as a result of its lycopene content.
Given these health benefit, however, there’s every reason to include this tomato juice on your Spring beverage list. But to derive maximum health benefits, don’t peel off the tomato skin when making your tomato juice as many have the custom. The tomato skin has the richest concentration of the lycopene and dietary fiber. The skin can also help in preventing viruses, allergies, inflammation, and ulcer.
Moving forward, here’s The blender Girl easy tomato juice recipe on how to make a nicely flavoured and usually delicious tomato juice.
Tangy, sweet tomato juice made simply in the blender.
- 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
- 1 cup red bell pepper
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup (17g) firmly packed basil leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon natural salt
- Pepper flakes (optional)
- Lemon juice to taste
- Throw everything into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth.
- Add more ice to taste.