Letting kids make their own combination of juices can be fun for them! I think I saw this on either PBS Kids or Cartoon network, since it’s the only two kids channels we have, it had to be one of them. They had kids sitting around a table, dipping tablespoons into different juices to create their own drink combination. I thought we would try it because:
- It looked fun!
- I’m picking up a produce box today and need to use up the produce we haven’t eaten yet.
- Juicing can be a healthy part of a kids diet.
So, we juiced:
Then, the kids mixed different juices together to create their own custom drinks. They actually drank it too. When TJ was pouring in the kale (and I mean POURING in the kale), I kept saying, “Are you sure you want that much kale?” He still drank it!
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the juice recommendations for kids are:
No more than half the fruits and vegetable servings for the day should come from juice.
Kids ages 1-4 could drink 6 ounces of fruit juice per day, and kids over 10 can drink up to 12 ounces per day.
Infants younger than 6 months should not consume juices in any form.
Juice should only be offered to a child who can drink from a cup (as opposed to putting juice in bottles.
*If you love to juice, check out my new book, 201 Healthy Smoothies and Juices for Kids