The New And Improved “V8″ Juice, Its Called V4

Last night was a tough one when it came to my after dinner snack.  The day prior to dinner consisted of a lot of cookie tasting for the Bakery and well, I can’t just stop at a couple of bites.  Next thing I know the whole freaking cookie is in my mouth, I have my “mmmm” face on, you know the ones when your eyes scrunch at first, then they open up to do a roll once over as you nasal “mmmmmm”

Yea. I did a lot of that.

So normally around 8:30 pm Ryan and I stop our work and sit down with a snack and a movie, or a part of one of our DVD series and just chill out.  We normally have popcorn, fruit, or sometimes some cookies.  EEKK. This is by far my favourite time of day :)

After my abundant amount of cookies, I steered clear of the cookies even though Ryan enjoyed some, I decided to have a healthy bright green veggie drink!

As I was washing my kale, I decided I wanted a savoury drink, something like V8, but GREEN!

Green V4 Juice:

2 large leaves of black kale

1 handful cilantro

1 handful spinach

1/4 of an avocado

1/8 tsp mexican chili powder

1 tsp nutritional yeast

1/8 tsp sea salt {or more if necessary}

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1.5 cup water

To Make V4 Drink: Wash leafs in a bath of veggie wash

Place spices and nutritional yeast into the blender

Add in avocado, greens and water

Blend it up baby!

Mine just had a hint of Mexican flare, so you may want to add some more spice.

This filled me, fuelled me, and hit the spot.

I won’t lie… hand still made it into Ryan’s popcorn bowl.

Now I must leave the bloggie for now so I can hit the road to our test kitchen and get our aprons on, the timers set and the mixing bowls working!

The exciting news is we have our Food Safe course booked for this Tuesday!  Apparently I hear I will never eat out again after I take this course and they show how people improperly hand food.  EEEKKK.

Have you taken the a Food Safe Course?  Do you enjoy veggie juice without fruit?

To Your Glam Life,



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17 Responses to “The New And Improved “V8″ Juice, Its Called V4”

  1. christina January 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    i freaking love you! can i just say that i think you are so beautiful! i mean really! :) and btw, what is your camera?


    kris Reply:

    Thank you!!! I feel the same about you :)

    My camera is my “Bad Boy” Sonya Cyber-Shot :)



  2. Tamara Lukie January 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Sounds totally yummy and WAY better then anything store bought!!! Right now I’m adding cilantro in EVERYTHING (I just got rid of the last of my silver fillings!)

    off to make some of this delish V4!!!


  3. Christine (The Raw Project) January 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Sounds wonderful! I appreciate veggie juice a lot more than I used to, especially carrot juice and green smoothies for breakfast. But this post makes me want to use my neglected juicer.


  4. Stefanie January 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Yum! Athough I don’t know if I could do the mexican chili powder thing! I’d be willing to try it though. I just got beets to juice-can’t wait to get home and have some! :)


  5. Kristina @ spabettie January 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    I LOVE greens and veggie juice! love Love LOVE it!!

    I am ServSafe Certified, because I ran a gourmet delicatessen for a couple years… ServSafe lasts for 10 years and covers a food handlers certification in addition. :D


    kris Reply:

    Great Kristina, so when you rock your bakery your ready ;)



  6. lindsay January 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    I love those types of juices. i feel so nourished aftewards, yummm! My degree was in nutrition in college and we had to take a food safety course. It was eye opening for sure!
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    kris Reply:

    I am actually pretty nervous to see what I will see in this course :|



  7. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) January 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    This just made me want a green smoothie SO bad – it’s been way too long since I’ve had one!
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  8. Shanna, like Banana January 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Oh dear..I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to see the Food Safe course!

    That is one healthy green smoothie. I’d go for the popcorn instead ;)


  9. Jolene ( January 7, 2011 at 2:11 am #

    Handful of cilantro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????? I love you.


    kris Reply:

    hehehe! Cilantro has a place in my heart ;) Love you too!



  10. Jess January 7, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Oh wow, that recipe looks SO healthy and nourishing–but YUMMY!!


  11. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! January 7, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    That smoothie looks beautiful!! My husband and I have a very similar tradition! I love it! :)
    Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!´s last blog post ..Setting SMART New Years Resolutions!


  12. Donna January 7, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    My ex & I would ocassionally make veggie juices wth a juicer. Never thought of using a blender but will definitely try it out with your delicious looking recipe!
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  13. Bella Rum January 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Sounds wonderful, but remember that spinach and kale are rich sources of vitamin K. People who are taking Coumadin (blood thinner) to reduce the risks associated with strokes must limit their “K” intake.
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