I’m a little ashamed to say that the very first time I used a juicer was exactly one week ago. That’s right, I’ve never owned a proper juicer before- why bother, I thought, when I had a blender?
This was a gift, handed down by my mother, who is a juice freak and juices all sorts of things- romaine lettuce, bitter melon, you name it- every day of her life. It was an extra one she had in storage, brand new, never used.
With the juicer came a bagful of ripe, organic tomatoes she had picked up for me at the local farmer’s market. So I thought- why not tomato juice? I loved Bloody Maries, after all. And some of the tomatoes were so ripe, they were almost bursting with juice.
Well. Since then, we must have had fresh tomato juice about five or six times. I love the stuff. It’s perfect for breakfast, and is filling enough as a little midday snack.
Fresh Tomato Juice
Fresh, ripe, organic tomatoes
honey to taste
Using your juicer, juice the tomatoes. Add honey to taste, and serve.
If you don’t have a juicer, cut up the tomatoes, put them into your blender, add a cup or two of water (depending on the consistency you prefer) and whizz. Add honey and blend again. Serve.