Chances are, you have a picky child, right? Don’t worry. It is rare to find kids that like healthy foods. Even when you do, their palates change, and all of a sudden they won’t eat anything that they used too. What do you do to combat this and make sure they are getting their necessary daily vitamin intake.
Chewable vitamins help, but only go so far, especially if your child is active. They need more vitamin intake. Fortunately, there is something you can do. It may take some perseverance and trial recipes, but eventually, you will find a recipe that works. I know, you are thinking of a recipe? They won’t eat vegetables. That’s why you can make juices. Every kid likes juice, right?
The trick is to not let you see them making it until they admit that they like it and want more.
So what are some good kids juice recipes? Start out with more fruity tasting juices, such as Apple lemonade. Can’t go wrong with this one. It is two apples and 1/2 lemon. All kids love apples and lemonade. Then gradually sneak some veggies in with their favorite fruit, such as appl. You can do one apple, two carrots, and 50g beetroot. If this gets a yes, you can now be braver.
This will be your first green juice, so be careful, let them smell it, it should smell like pineapple, as it has one large slice of pineapple, but also 200g of kale. You will need to switch up the juice to looking more fruity like so that they don’t get “turned off”. Mix 2 carrots and one orange, for a delightful surprise full of vitamin C.
Try some more of these delicious kids juice recipes, that your kids will be begging for. Berry minty is made up of a handful of blueberries, two kiwis, two apples, six strawberries, and about six leaves of mint. It is rich in antioxidants as well. Be brave and introduce more veggies. Try this one with just a handful of spinach, 1/2 pineapple, two apples, and three strawberries. Yummy. Remember don’t try to add too much pineapple, if you do, it will taste acidic and ruin it for your child.
Here is another green one to try. If they like cucumbers, they may like this one. Add 1/2 of a cucumber, (no seeds), a handful of kale, two cups of grapes, one orange, and a handful of blueberries. This one is really good for them, so hopefully, they like it. For those that love watermelon, this one is hands down an easy winner for kids. Add two cups of fresh watermelon(no seeds), 1/2 cup of pineapple, one orange, and 1/2 of lime together for a fruity treat.
Here is a tricky one with a few veggies added. Take three red cabbage leaves, two pears, and 1/2 of a lemon, and grind up in the juicer. They will never believe there is cabbage in there. This next one is fun. It is called a dreamsicle, and that it is. Add one sweet potato, 4-6 carrots, 1/4 pineapple, and one apple, blend together. They will be begging for more, and you will be delighted with the results.
It’s time to be brave and add a beet juice recipe. I know, it sounds yucky, but it’s good. Try it, mom! Add two organic beets, eight organic strawberries, and one organic orange. I suppose it does not have to be organic, especially if you grow them yourselves. Mix and match till you find some favorites!