South Beach Diet - V8 Juice
05-29-2013, 10:31 PM
I bought V8 juice b/c it'd be great to have with eggs in the morning. I make HB eggs ahead of time, so I can have it on the go, so the V8 wd be a perfect match. Well, I bought it, and tried it, and :p it's nasty. I really want to like it, maybe I can add something to it, or something. Anyone have any ideas?
Jo:carrot: :?: :dizzy:
05-29-2013, 10:53 PM
I hate the taste of V-8 or tomato juice as beverages, but love them as bases for vegetable soup. I usually dilute the juice with canned broth (or bouillon and water). I like equal parts broth and juice. Then I add whatever veggies I have on hand and simmer until the veggies are tender. You can add seasonings too, like basil or garlic.
05-29-2013, 11:55 PM
If you figure out a way to make V-8 NOT nasty, let me know. ;)
05-30-2013, 07:20 AM
It really is not necessary and is just suggested as a way to get another serving of veggies into your day. I often make a veggie omelet or have a sliced tomato at breakfast if I think I'm running short on veggies. I also throw spinach into my smoothies.
05-30-2013, 09:52 AM
I always squeezed a bit of a lemon in to mine when I first started and that really helped me. I don't do that anymore but I admit to holding my nose, that somehow also makes it easier.
05-30-2013, 12:05 PM
I can drink it room temperature or warmed up, but something about cold tomatoes really puts me off. I mostly use V8 as a base for soups and it's also a great way to sneak more veggies into spaghetti sauce undetected.
05-30-2013, 01:14 PM
Thanks all!!! Tripswitch, how did you get that scale icon with how much weight you need to loose? And how do you keep it updated?
And with the V8, I think I'll try it for soup and add basil.
05-30-2013, 01:20 PM
Jo, you will be able to get the Ticker when you have been registered 20+ day and have 20 posts.
05-30-2013, 07:39 PM
Personally, I like it but maybe you could try the spicy version?
05-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Hi, I personally learned to like it,there was abit of a learning curve there but once I got over the hump,it became a definitely ok. Plus it's ok for me health wise. I like it cold w/a sliver of lemon.
05-31-2013, 11:43 PM
I dont care for it either, though I found putting in a bit of the orange flavoured crystal light helped cut down on the tomato-y-ness of it.
06-03-2013, 08:32 PM
I use to hate V8 and now i like it. It was definitely a slow process. I think it helped when i started eating sliced tomatoes with my breakfast. V8 is more flavorful than the plain tomatoes so if seemed like a treat.
By long i'm talking 2 years ;)
06-11-2013, 08:49 PM
good to know, maybe that will happen for me.