Spiced Tomato Drink

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"This is from Taste of Homes Light & Tasty 2003 cookbook which I received in the 2011 Cookbook Swap (fooddotcom) from BusyMomof3. The feature I like about these recipes are the give the diabetic exchanges with each recipe. For this one a serve of 3/4 cup is equivalent to 1 vegetable and 1/2 starch and if you wish to lower the sodium they advise to use reduced-sodium tomato juice and skip the salt in the recipe. They also say that you can drink it warm or chilled. I would suggest serving with a stick of celery which will alter the exchange amount."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.6 g)
  • Calories 55.3
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 81.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 21.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes and remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice.

Step 3

Serve warm or cold.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I was really intrigued by this recipe Pat. I could hear my little granddaughter going no... not tomato juice Nana. Wow, Is this ever good. I knew I would enjoy it, I just didn't know how much. It was so spicy and good hot and equally as good cold. I will be making this again and again. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for Beverage Anyone? Tag Game.


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(4 Nov 2015)

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle (KUW)

This is sooo good warm! Great made ahead and warmed individually, as needed ~ nice with an added splash of vodka too!


(7 Feb 2015)

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