By Michelle Fabio
In Part I, you read about the health benefits of drinking tomato juice, and now you’re going to learn how to make it yourself–easy peasy, er, easy tomato-ey!
Bring a pot of water to boil and then put in a few tomatoes at a time. When the water comes back to a boil, let them in the water for about 10 seconds, remove with a slotted spoon, and put into a bowl of cold water.
Core the tomatoes and then make a cross in the top and pull back the peel. You can save the peels for sauces if you like.
3. Seed and Juice.
Cut the tomato cross-wise and then squeeze out the juice and seeds, preferably over a juicer to catch the seeds, unless, of course, you’re not bothered by seeds in your juice.
At this point, you can add whatever you like to your juice–simply a squeeze of lemon, vanilla extract, or a pinch of salt/sugar–but for the more adventurous, check out some great tomato juice recipes at Soymilkquick.com or a great Bloody Mary base from HGTV.