Tomato and chilli zinger

Post-exercise salt replacement drink

This drink will give you a real boost. It is absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals and the little added spice is perfect if you need to give yourself a kick-start. Tomatoes are absolutely brimming with vitamin C and anti-oxidants and it is now widely accepted that a diet high in tomatoes will help reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of cancer, especially colon and prostate cancer.

Tomato and chilli zinger

A delicious, healthy and flavorsome drink; just the thing if you are feeling low or lethargic or if you lost a lot of sweat during a big exercise session.

Method

1. Blend everything together in a blender. Taste for seasoning.

2. Serve in tall glasses with some basil leaves and a celery stick as a stirrer.

Ingredients

  • 250ml tomato juice
  • ½ red pepper, seeded
  • ¼ small red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ (2 inch piece) cucumber, peeled
  • ½ stick celery, stringy bits removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Tabasco and Worcester sauce to taste
  • 4 crushed ice cubes
  • Basil leaves and celery stick to decorate

Vital Statistics

Serves: 2 x 200ml glasses
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: N/A
Difficulty: Easy
Good for: Nutritious savoury drink. Great for replacing lost salts after exercise or if you need to give yourself a quick booster. Also makes a tasty, non-alcoholic cocktail

Calories (kcal): 72.8
Protein (g): 2.8
Carbs (g): 11.4
Fat (g): 1.7
Fiber (g): 2.5

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