Homemade Tomato Juice Recipe

Homemade tomato juice is easy and quick to make. Sweet, vine-riped tomatoes are truly wonderful summer vegetables and most delicious when they are in season from July through September.

I love this juice on a summer morning.

This tomato juice recipe is super healthy. Of course, fresh is much healthier than tomato juice, ketchup or puree from a can (yuk!). And, you may find that the taste is so much better than juice from a bottle.

It's a great basis for other juices (i.e. V 8 juice), soup and sauces. I use it as a basis for soup (raw or cooked) since it's much easier than using a vegetable strainer to sift out all the seeds and peel. (I eat the raw soup, my kids and husband the cooked one).

Below is my favorite homemade tomato juice recipe. Make sure you get the best quality and freshest tomatoes (such as heirloom variety). Also, choose organic, since research shows that the nutrients in organic - especially the lycopene - tomatoes is many times higher than in conventional grown tomatoes).

Homemade Tomato Juice

Serves 2

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  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • ginger (about 1/4 inch)
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled)
  • 1/4 inch hot pepper (or pinch cayenne pepper)
  • Salt, pepper & Stevia to taste


  1. Cut the peel off the cucumber (mainly to remain the nice red color of the tomato juice, for health you would like to leave the skin on. The juice will then look brownish though...

  2. Run all ingredients through your juicer starting with the soft ingredients such as lemon and cucumber.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a few leafs or drops of stevia for sweetness. (or use raw honey, apple, water mellon or mango if you don't have stevia)


Here are some other fantastic reasons to drink this delicious vegetable juice:

  1. Tomatoes are an excellent source of the anti oxidants vitamin A and C, K, folic acid and fiber.

  2. An overwhelming amount of research shows that tomatoes help prevent all kind of cancers (especially prostate and pancreas), are excellent for your heart, a natural anti-inflammatory, lower your cholesterol.

  3. Drinking whole fresh tomatoes raw as a juice or smoothie enhances the synergistic benefits that you lose when you cook them. Juicing (or blending) increases absorption because you break the tough cell wall of the vegetable. Therefore, by drinking homemade tomato juice you get the best of the cooked and raw world.


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