Ask DJ Lyons: How to make Banana Spinach Tomato Juice
Banana Spinach Tomato Juice ready to drink
Here are the directions for making a very healthy juice drink using four ingredients: spinach leaves, tomatoes, water, and a banana.
I got the idea for this drink from the book called "Green Smoothie Revolution" that contains 200 smoothie recipes. The book was written by Victoria Boutenko. I included a link below to her book in case you are interested.
The recipe I based mine on is found on page 79. She calls her recipe "Daily Meal." Her recipe makes 2 quarts. I only wanted enough for me; therefore, I adapted her recipe to suit my purposes.
Green Smoothie Revolution by Victoria Boutenko
Thanks to processed and fast foods, being overworked, and feeling stressed while eating on the fly, it is increasingly difficult for most of us to eat anywhere near a balanced diet. We may not be obviously sick, but may suffer from lack of focus, insomnia, sluggishness, or any host of symptoms caused by nutritional deficiency. Green Smoothie Revolution takes aim at this silent epidemic by restoring balance to our diets. Combining nutrition and know-how with recipes that pack a powerhouse punch, Victoria Boutenko reintroduces long neglected fruits, vegetables, and greens in the most persuasive style for our busy lives: with fast prep and delicious results. Featuring 200 recipes, Green Smoothie Revolution offers both simplicity (4 ripe pears, 1 bunch parsley, 2 cups water; blend well) and enough variety to keep taste buds happy and nutrients coming from a wealth of options.
Step 1 - Get out 4 ingredients - Spinach leaves, tomato, water, and banana
If you are making this drink for one person, you will need these four ingredients:
* A handful of Spinach leaves
* 1 tomato
* 1 cup of water
* 1 banana
Should you wish to make this drink for a whole family, then you will need 4 cups of spinach, 1 banana, 3 medium tomatoes, and 3 cups of water. My thanks to this author for teaching me about so many healthful drinks.
Step 2 - Juice handful of spinach leaves
Add 1 handful of Spinach leaves to your juicer.
Make sure you juice the Spinach leaves first as the other ingredients will help push this down.
Step 3 - Juice 1 tomato
Add 1 tomato to your juicer.
Step 4 - Juice 1 banana and then pour 1 cup of water into juicer
Peel the banana and juice the banana.
Afterward, pour 1 cup of water into the juicer. This will help any residue of the ingredients get pushed down into your pitcher.
Step 5 - Here is your juice poured over ice and ready to consume
I prefer serving these juice drinks over ice. You do not have to use ice if you don't enjoy icy drinks. For me, the more ice the better.
Since I am not used to drinking tomato juice, this juice drink will be a bit of an acquired taste for me. It was kind of salty-tasting due to the tomato addition. But I drank every drop and will make this again as I know the health benefits of this drink combination is great.
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