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This spicy tomoato juice has an uplifting effect on mind and body

Tomato salsa juice

29 July, 2014

This is a great juice to make when you feel like something substantial and savoury, but have no time to make a cooked meal.

Basil has a reputation for restoring the vital spirits, enhancing well-being and confident, quickening the brain, and awakening joy and courage. It also enhances digestion, clears respiratory congestion and phlegm, and lifts depression. Use organic vegetables to get the most nutrients without pesticide residues. This quick recipe makes 2 servings.


  • 5 ripe tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • ½  fresh red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 stem fresh basil leaves
  • 2 stems celery
  • 1 tsp virgin olive oil salt to taste
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded


Juice all the vegetables and herbs, add the olive oil, season to taste with a little salt If you wish, and mix well. If you prefer your juice to be a vibrant red, add 1 deseeded red pepper to the vegetables and herbs when you juice them.


  • Taken from Neal’s Yard Remedies Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs (Dorling Kindersley). To purchase a copy or get more details see here.