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Juicing Jumble

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:

  1. It looked fun!
  2. I’m picking up a produce box today and need to use up the produce we haven’t eaten yet.
  3. Juicing can be a healthy part of a kids diet.
Juicing Jumble

So, we juiced:

  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Kale
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Lemons
  • Yams
homemade juicing2

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!

homemade juicing with kids

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.

 

Homemade juices

*If you love to juice, check out my new book, 201 Healthy Smoothies and Juices for Kids



6 Comments

This is such a good idea. My kids are into doing things for themselves too… my son voluntarily puts in spinach into his juice/smoothies in order to eat something from all the different food groups (thanks to A Beary Balanced Bear http://www.bearybalanced.com) 🙂

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Kids are having Great Fun. That is a great idea to make kids busy in useful things and it is good for health purpose also. Thanks for Sharing….

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Kelly

I HAVE to do this. Anything to get my kid to drink the juicer juice! Thanks for the tip

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Love, Love, Love to juice!!! My kids just love picking out the fruits and veggies for there juice. Can I share this post on my blog?

Julieann 🙂

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