Tomatoes are one of the world’s most wonderful fruits. They’re low in calories, have a low GI, can be prepared in a seemingly endless amount of ways, are high in Biotin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and contain potassium, copper, manganese and an array of other antioxidants and phytonutrients – making them one of the healthiest foods for lowering your cholesterol and maintaining good heart health.
At this time of the year, with the abundance of tomatoes, it’s fun (and delicious) to make your own Virgin Mary drink. Fresh tomato juice is thinner and sweeter than its commercial counterpart, minus the unhealthy additives. Drink this a couple of times a week along with your Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day, and your body will love you.
The best way to make this drink is with a juicer, however you can blast it in a bullet or similar blender but it’s best to remove the celery or it will be a bit to chunky.
6 Ripe Tomatoes
3 Celery Stalks
1 Mild Red Chilli, deseeded
Worcestershire Sauce to taste
Take the skins off the tomatoes by cutting a small cross in the base and popping them into a bowl, pour over boiling water and leave for a minute, then drain and pull off the skins. Juice all the ingredients and pour into a jug of ice, stir in the Worcestershire Sauce a few drops at a time until you’re happy with the flavour, serve immediately with a small celery stick for garnish if you like that sort of thing.
If you’d like to add even more superfood health benefits to this drink you can add broccoli, cabbage, lemon or a little garlic or radish when juicing or add a dash or two or Moroccan Spice to the jug of ice before serving. Triona