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Nutribullet V8 Juice



I’ve juiced quite a bit but what a hassle. You clean, cut and the push your fruits and veggies through a hole that’s just barely big enough. Apples, carrots, spinach and anything else you discover in the back of your refrigerator. Then, out the back of your juicer shoots a huge spray of residual material, piling like wet sawdust. Then you slurp down the juice while starting the the cleaning process. Dismantle, rinse and then where to put everything…where to put it???

Then I discovered the NutriBullet. They’ve not asked me to write this – it’s just that I absolutely LOVE mine! First, you drink the entire fruit / vegetable so it’s healthier than juicing. The setup is easy – you have a cup and a top. And cleanup is easy – rinse the cup and top. It has 600 watts of power so it can pretty much grind up anything. It can bust open seeds, crack through stems, and shred tough skin. It has 8 vs. 4 blades like your classic blender – that helps too.

Here is my special V8 recipe:

  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Parsley
  • Whole lemon peeled
  • Red pepper (or yellow/green)
  • Flax seed
  • Plus a splash of tabasco sauce if you like it spicy
  • Ice
  • Also try fresh burdock root which you can find in Asian markets

Just shove the cup until it’s full.

Photo Girl V8 Juice

Add spring water to the “Max” line, and blend.  (I may be a tiny bit over and will pour a bit out 😉

Photo Girl V8 Juice

I swear your skin will glow after you drink it!  If you try it let me know!

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49 thoughts on “Nutribullet V8 Juice

  1. Can you be more specific with the amounts of each veggie please? Thanks!

    • Hi Rick – Thanks so much for visiting my blog 😉 I have to be honest. I pull out things that look good in my fridge and then just start shoving them into the cup. Usually spinach, kale on the bottom and work up to the things that have air around them like carrots on the top. Don’t go too full. I did that one time and it sort of leaked. Fill up with water to the line and then let it go. You can also get fresh tumeric at the store which is good. Let me know if you have any other ideas on what to add! Shelley

  2. I got my NutriBullet yesterday and LOVE it! I’ve been doing green smoothies (using the blender) for a while but this is so much easier. I also love that it’s powerful enough to handle root veggies… So this recipe is PERFECT! My only tweak might be to add a dash of worshestire :-)!

  3. Love V8~but drink the low salt/sodium…how do I keep from having to much salt in the nutrition bullet smoothies

    • Hi Debbie – the beauty of the Nutribullet is that you don’t add any salt. You only blend veggies and fresh lemon juice so it’s totally healthy. Let me know if you try it and if you like it! And thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll come back 😉

  4. How long do you let your Nutribullet run? I tried a similar recipe yesterday and it was good for about 5 min then it seemed very “pulpy.” ???

  5. That looks so good. I’m planning on juicing for 10 days and can’t wait to try this one tonight for dinner. I notice the recipes in the Bullet brochure of fruit based… where can i can more veggie recipies. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. you are a genius! Thank you, its easy and delicious

  7. This was very helpful. I’ve tried a few times to make my own V8 and hven’t had any luck. Thank you for posting

  8. Great site. Plenty of helpful info here. I am sending it to some
    friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  9. I have made this twice,and sadly it’s been drinkable but not very much like v-8. The first time it was like salsa, and this AM was not much better. I have been using grape tomatoes so I am wondering if I need big ol beefsteak/jersey tomatoe instead. Definitely added the Worcestershire to it for a Bloody Mary kick. Really hope I can dial in the ratios because it looks amazing,

    • Hi Lou – first, it will not look like a V8, which makes me wonder what non-natural things is in a V8 since it’s so red. The green leafy things that you put in will make the drink green. One think that really makes this drink good is if you put the juice of 1-2 lemons in before you blend it. And a dash of hot sauce is nice too. Try the larger tomatoes too. Let me know if you try any of these and when you get the ratios dialed in! Thanks so much for stopping by! 😉

      • I have had much better success with tweaking this recipe. Still using the cuties tomatoes. I have been using a spinach/kale/Swiss chard blend. Then baby carrots , celery, red peppers, cucumbers, and half a lemon and the juice from the other half. I layer the tomatoes in between some of the other items, so it looks like a parfait.. The color was a solid red finally. Lemons are a little overpowering so I need a sweetening suggestion. Agave syrup perhaps?

  10. i put a lot of vegies and canned pumkin in ice cube tray freeze,,, then use as needed no spoilage a lot less waste i have tomato juice and chicken broth in trays now ,, i am almost 80 and i love this machine , no chewing , my wife can now eat fresh vegies every day

  11. How much of everything do you put in, like how many tomatoes, carrots etc… I love V8 juice but the sodium level is a concern. I would love to try this. Oh and my nutribullet only has four blades not eight. Does yours have eight?

    • Hi Diana – I wish I had an exact recipe but I add a little of each until the cup is almost 1/3 full (or a bit more), then add ice and water to the fill line. I keep with a lot of greens and tomatoes. Carrots turn into sugar when they are digested to I don’t add too many. I hope that helps!!

  12. I have one and I keep seeing “do not fill past max line”…but see pics here, and even on the nutribullet manual that shows the cups slam full…am I confused or does the max line only refer to the water poured in at the end?

  13. First let me say thank you for posting this recipe you have Photo Girl :), I just made this, love it! I added celery and celery seed; and also onion powder, and used collard greens. I also steamed my baby carrots before using. (keep them in fridge) Did not have enough tomato taste, so I added some tom. puree. Still needed a little more but it was very satisfying the way it is.

  14. Hi thank you for sharing this with us, I’m wondering how long this would ‘ve good in the refrigerator? When juicing we must drink the juice right away so we don’t lose the vitamin values in it. Do you know if the same rules apply here?

  15. I got a nutribullet for Christmas and love V8, so I can’t wait to try this! Several good ideas posted, so it will be interesting on how mine will turn out 🙂

  16. I just got my nutribullet!! So excited. I’m getting my recipes lined up. So can I make this almost like a salsa and pair it with homemade kale chips. I know it’s a wired question….but I’m new to smoothie making and trying to break in my tastebuds.

  17. Got my veggies in for the day!!! Love my NutriBullet 900 Pro!!! Lemon is a big plus to the flavor! Also added garlic! Need to get some hot sauce! =)

  18. I also bought one and I have been blending my own special creation to try and lower my blood pressure. I don’t know if you have the answer to this, but is it harmful to have to many beets in the week. I’m not supper crazy about beets, but I know it is great in lowering blood pressure, so it works perfect in this drink.

    Flax Seed
    Chia Seeds
    Olive oil

    • I can not comment on harmful, check the nutriliving website. I can tell you I was no fan of beets, put a banana in with a beet and it kind of masks the flavor nicely

    • Joel, add a banana and it negates the taste of the beet, I am no beet fan either but they are good for you.

      Folks, there is no right or wrong way, people get to locked into the recipe mentality. Use what you have wtihin reason and experiment. If you bought a Nutribullet you can join which has a wealth of information on each veggie/fruit and tons of recipes, they have an app too. As for running over one minute, not necessary and probably not good for the motor, same with stuffing the cup to the top, no need, but do pay attention to the water line. I used permanent marker to make mine more visable .

  19. well my tomatoes are starting to ripen, finally, also kale, lettuce, swiss chard and a bit of spinach in my garden, so its time for this again, I have tried other similar recipes with good success, I too do not worry to much about the exact recipe or quantities, whatever floats your boat, personally I would use more tomato, and Nutribullet recommends no more than one minute, any juicer or NB will suggest drinking with half an hour for best nutrition results, include the godfather Jay Kordich

  20. Can it be done in a regular blender?

    • You could but it won’t be as smooth if you do it in a regular blender. You’ll still have chunks of veggies so I’m not sure how good it would be. If you try it let me know!

  21. I got one and did the v8 recipe on my own I use all the ingredients from the v8 label the beet root is very powerful use a full one with a handful of spinach full carrot about four roman tomatoes parsley water chest nuts celery add basil and garlic clove. turn a bright purple red did add salt for taste parsley was over powering and beet root. took about half of the mix or less add three more roman tomatoes and water to max line blended added salt turned out good

  22. To truly taste like v8, the mixture needs heated up after blending but otherwise really really close to the exact taste of v8. Just dont use a whole peper.

  23. I made it & had to toss it because it was too sour. Unfortunately, the recipe didn’t give the amounts for each ingredient. I wasn’t able to tweak it to get the right flavor. How much of each ingredient do you add?

  24. I must have screwed it up bad because everybody here seems to like it! I just couldn’t get it down! 😞 it was a little pulpy and just wasn’t the taste I was expecting. I put a little of everything since there were no measurements listed. Ewww! I’m bummed.

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