This recipe is from my new book BEAT CANCER KITCHEN: Deliciously Simple Plant-Based Anticancer Recipes, in stores November 16th and available for pre-order now! (Links below the recipe)
Move over Bloody Mary, our Merry Mary is a savory tomato-based juice packed with anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory veggies: celery, peppers, cucumber, carrots, and garlic.
Tomatoes contain a unique anticancer compound called lycopene. And high intake of tomatoes has been associated with a lower risk of multiple types of cancer including prostate, lung, stomach, colorectal, breast, and more. This is a deliciously fun and festive juice. Enjoy!
-1 pound tomatoes
-1 celery stalk, plus small inner ribs for garnish
-1 large cucumber
-1 medium green bell pepper
-4 medium carrots
-1 garlic clove
-1 medium jalapeño pepper (optional), plus more for garnish
-2 medium limes, cut into wedges
-Black pepper, to taste
-4 to 6 pieces pickled okra 4 to 6 radishes
-4 to 6 olives
-4 to 6 grape tomatoes
1. Feed the tomatoes, celery, cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, and jalapeño, if using, into your juicer.
2. Transfer the juice to a 2-quart pitcher and stir together. Divide the juice among 4 to 6 glasses with ice if you like it cold.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge, a sprinkle of black pepper, a rib of celery, a piece of pickled okra, a radish, an olive, and a grape tomato.
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BEAT CANCER KITCHEN is a full-color cookbook with plant-based (vegan friendly) recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus soups, salads, juices and smoothies galore! There’s a section with potent anticancer recipes for healing and a section with recipes for healthy living and prevention.
There are anticancer nutrition factoids sprinkled throughout the book and most importantly, the recipes are all super yummy and super easy to make! :)
BEAT CANCER KITCHEN will be in stores Tuesday, November 16th and is available for pre-order now. You can pre-order from your favorite local bookstore (they need our support!) or get it from one of these online booksellers:
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