Recipe ReDux ~ Fresh & Spicy Summer Veggie Juice in a Jar

Fresh Summer Veggie Juice in A Jar // The Spicy RD Before I share the recipe for this Fresh & Spicy Summer Vegetable Juice in a Jar, let me just tell you that I have fully embraced this month’s Recipe ReDux Theme, Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar.

I mean, here’s the great thing about serving food in a jar…

It’s fun, it’s cheap economical {use any leftover jars you already have-no need to buy extra dishes!}, and if you use small jars, it’s a great way to cut down on portion sizes.

The next time you get an ice cream craving, bust out the little jars instead of the big bowls, and you will see exactly what I mean :-)

Now I will say, with my vegetable juice for this month’s Recipe ReDux, there is no need for portion control, because my juice is loaded with fresh summer veggies {heirloom tomatoes, sweet onions, red bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini}, a bit of “pop” from fresh jalapeno, salt, and pepper, and nothing else.

Ingredients for Fresh Summer Veggie Juice // The Spicy RDA bit of POP is always a good thing, right???

Seriously, with summer veggies this fresh and vibrant, who needs anything else at all?

Summer Veggie // The Spicy RD

Fresh Summer Vegetable Juice

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 5 cups

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped Heirloom, or other ripe summer tomatoes
  • 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, chopped in to large chunks
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped in to large chunks
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped in to large chunks
  • 1/2 zucchini, chopped in to large chunks
  • 2-4 slices fresh jalapeno with seeds, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all veggies, except the jalapeno, in a powerful bleender, such as a Vitamix, and blend until liquified.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and blend.
  3. Add 2 slices jalapeno, then blend and taste. If additional spiciness is desired, add 2 + more slices jalapeno and blend well.
  4. Serve over ice, or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

Use this recipe as a starting guide for your own fresh summer vegetable juice, but feel free to adjust amounts of veggies, and experiment with other veggies, based upon your taste preferences and what veggies are fresh and in season. Also, with 4 slices jalapeno, this had a nice spicy zip to it, but feel free to adjust the amount based upon you own taste.

http://www.eastewart.com/recipes-and-nutrition/recipe-redux-fresh-spicy-summer-veggie-juice-in-a-jar/

Fresh Summer Veggie Juice in a Jar // The Spicy RDNutrition Notes…

  • Raw, vegan, and gluten-free.
  • Each 3/4 cup serving provides 32 calories, 7 g carbs {4 g sugar & 2 g fiber}, 0 g fat, 2 g protein, & 100 g sodium.
  • Rich in vitamin C {almost 70 % 0f your daily needs!} and a good sources of vitamins A & K.
  • Loaded with lycopene for prevention again heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Super refreshing on a hot summer’s day and seriously delicious!

Fresh Summer Veggie Juice in a Jar // The Spicy RDWant more food in a jar inspiration? Check out my other recipes served up in a jar, then click on all the other delicious Recipe ReDux links below!

Spicy RD Recipes Served in a Jar…

Have you embraced the food in a jar trend like me?  What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten out of a jar? Small serving or ice cream on a spoon or in a jar, OR large serving in a big bowl???

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Comments

  1. Just when I was wondering WHAT to do next with the growing pile of all the veggies in this recipe! The sweet farmers keep dropping them at our door. I”m so excited to make this and sip a way the pile!

  2. LOVE this gazpacho-juice EA…right up my alley! Sounds fantastic and your tomatoes look amazing.

  3. This looks excellent!
    So refreshing!! I love this month’s theme!

  4. my husband is a big-time spicy v8 lover… this is right up his alley! thanks for sharing!

  5. Ice cream out of a jar… I promise to try it next time :)

  6. I love juicing and this really caught my eye.

  7. I love your photos (Did you use PicMonkey for the graphics?) and the recipe looks so fresh and nutritious. I opted out of my CSA this summer b/c I was traveling a lot, and I really miss it. That hasn’t stopped me from eating a ton of fresh veggies, but it was so nice having access to an endless supply of just-picked produce last summer. Great post :)

  8. In the past I have played around with just such a juice, but never felt it was right (always trying to replicate the hit of V8!). I will definitely be trying this very soon as I trust your judgment in these things (all things food actually). Love your veggie shots!

  9. I love fresh veggie juice, can’t wait to give this one a try!

  10. V8 juice, eat your heart out!! Gorgeous pictures as always!

  11. Love veggie juice and in a jar it seems to push the ‘healthy’ up a notch!

  12. Yummy! I love vegetable juice with tomato, totally going to make this tomorrow. I have all the ingredients!

  13. I should juice more. For some reason I can’t stand celery in juice and this recipe is celery free! Perfect!!!

  14. Sounds do refreshing EA! It does remind me of gazpacho, one of my favorite summer soups.

  15. perfect with the delicious summer tomatoes

  16. What a great way to enjoy your veggies!

  17. That looks delicious. I’m going to have to give it a try, thanks.

  18. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been looking for a good smoothie recipe with a bit more of an ‘earthy’ quality to the taste – this looks just right for me! The jalapeno looks like a fab addition too! Thanks again!

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