Spring Cleansing: 3 Fantastic Juice Recipes for KidsEmily McClements
Spring is a great time of year to think about cleansing and detoxing your body after the long winter months. With spring and summer produce season right around the corner, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables available; and juicing is a great way to consume an abundance of those fruits and veggies. Making your own juice recipes is especially great if you have little picky eaters who don’t usually like their vegetables!
Our family started juicing at the beginning of this year, and we love it! Over the past few months, our family has come up with some of our own favorite juice recipes because we have found some juices are more kid-friendly than others. For example, my husband enjoys a green juice that the rest of us find to be too bitter, so we came up with a different version that includes the same green vegetables, but is better tasting for the kids and me.
Some of the benefits of juicing include: allowing your body to absorb all of the vitamins and minerals from the fruits and vegetables, consuming more than the recommended servings for fresh fruits and veggies, and adding a wider variety of fruits and vegetables to your family’s diet.
Our whole family enjoys drinking fresh juice on a regular basis, and I especially like that it gets my oldest daughter, who is a fairly picky eater, especially when it comes to green vegetables, to get a high about of quality fruits and veggies into her diet.
Here are 3 of my kids’ favorite juice recipes:
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Have you tried juicing with your kids? What’s your family’s favorite juice recipe?