If you are looking for a healthier bloody mary recipe that isn’t loaded with unnecessary calories and sodium, then look no further. Brunch just a whole lot tastier…and healthier!
Did you know that your average bloody mary can have up to 350 calories PER SERVING and over 1,500 mgs of sodium! I figured with everyone juicing these days, why not juice your own bloody mary? It adds so many vitamins and nutrients that all of those mixes don’t have. You can always use store bought tomato juice if you’d like. Just read the ingredients (especially the sodium content!)
- 3 medium ripe organic tomatoes, I used heirloom, chopped
- ½ cup organic baby carrots
- handful basil leaves
- 1 small onion
- juice of half lemon
- 3 ounces quality vodka (1.5 ounces per drink)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- dash of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 dashes sriracha sauce or hot sauce
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish (optional)
- fresh celery stalks for garnish
- olives for garnish
- Add tomatoes, carrots, basil and onion to food processor and pulse until chopped.
- Scrape sides of processor and pulse again until pureed.
- Run the juice through a sieve over a bowl if you'd prefer a smoother texture. Stir until all the pulp and seeds remain.
- Add tomato juice to a shaker along with vodka, lemon juice, salt, pepper, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish if desired.
- Shake for at least 15-20 seconds.
- Pour into a cocktail glass onto of ice cubes. Garnish with celery sticks and olives.
These would make a perfect addition to any brunch. And isn’t there a special holiday coming up this Sunday? Can someone ask my kids to make this for me? I am sure my 4 year old can handle it. 😉
Mother’s Day… it’s such a bittersweet day for me. You don’t realize how much the media talks about and advertises this day, until you’ve lost your own mother and it turns into a commercialized day that you dread. I lost my mother many, many years ago and it wasn’t until 10 years ago when I had my first child that I could actually smile and feel joy on Mother’s Day. Now it has a whole new meaning to me. Theres’ nothing better than homemade cards and love notes from my kids. My mother is smiling down on me and my kids. Not just on Mother’s Day but every day. Who knows, maybe she’s sipping a bloody mary too? Atta girl.
Now tell me what mother wouldn’t want homemade, fresh bloody marys (or bloody maries??) for brunch this Mother’s Day? Hope all of the moms out there have a great day!