V8 is widely renowned as your 5 a day, the easy way. We all know eating a wide range of vegetables provides essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant-nutrients) that your body needs. But can we really ensure we have our 5-a-day, every day? Enter V8, the vegetable drink that contains 2 of your 5 a day and a wide range of nutrients.
But what if you don’t fancy drinking a cold glass of juice on a frosty November morning? Could you incorporate V8 as a recipe ingredient into a warming wellington or a toasty tomato pasta bake this winter? The answer is yes, of course. Take a look at our top winter recipes below.
1. Festive Beetroot & Vegetable Wellington
Cater to the vegetarians in your life with this toasty veggie recipe giving a highly-flavoured festive feel to the dinner table. It uses cheddar, stilton and dried cranberries. With a one hour and 30 mins prep & cook time & a 10-step method, this recipe contains everything you need for a divine December evening using V8. Check out the full method here.
2. Hearty Chicken & Corn Chowder
This homely chicken chowder uses V8 as a key ingredient with three simple steps and a 20-minute cook & prep time. A perfect recipe for when you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you’ll have yourself a quick and easy classic chowder in no time, take a peek at the full recipe here.
3. Beef and Vegetable Stew
On a cold gloomy day there’s nothing more warming than a steamy bowl of stew. With a one hour cook time and no more than a two-step method you’ll have yourself a nutritious, homely beef and veg stew in no time! If you want to give it a try using V8 click here.
4. 7- Ingredient Chilli
Things are about to get hotter! This 7-ingredient chilli is a fast and easy recipe to impress your guests. Including all your V8 nutrients, it’s a quick 35-minute method serving 6 people. It’s great to prepare if you’ve got company, or if you fancy having chilli for lunch for a few days. Chilli jacket potato anyone? Have a peek at the full method here.
5. Dried Cherry Gingerbread
Is it time for dessert yet? This dried cherry gingerbread has the bouncy texture of a cake with a fruity flavouring and all your V8 nutrients! What more could you want for dessert? If you’ve got a sweet tooth or just need some festive pud inspiration this warming cherry gingerbread is for you! Find the full method here.
6. Leftover Turkey, Bacon and Tomato Pasta Bake
Cuddle up on the sofa and get cosy this Boxing day with a warm and comforting pasta dish using leftover turkey and bacon from Christmas day. This is the perfect way to make sure there is no waste from your festive feast! Only taking about 50 minutes to cook, with a simple 7-step method using leftover Christmas day ingredients, this is the ultimate comfort food you’ll need after a busy festive period! To view the full recipe, click here.
7. Oven Baked Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
This flavoursome and warm classic dish is perfect for winter family supper. Combining the nutrients in V8 with such wholesome cooking will make you feel toasty after a long cold day. If you want to give the recipe a try, click here!
8. Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
Incorporate V8’s vegetable goodness into this classic Italian dish. With a cooking time of only 30 minutes this simple spaghetti bolognese aims to warm you up & fill you up with V8 goodness! See our full recipe here!
From steaming stew’s to guilt-free gingerbread cakes, V8 has proven to be a versatile recipe essential to ensure you get your vitamins and minerals the easy way this winter! Make sure you have your V8 in hand in the kitchen this winter to splash into your recipes for a flavour and nutrient boost. For more tasty and nutritious meal ideas check out our full recipe section.