I started using a juicer when I was pregnant with Esther and on a strict sugar restriction. It took some time to figure out how we could incorporate super-healthy juices into a kid-friendly diet. I think the trick is to combine the powers of the juicer and the blender.
To make pink juice, we start with a few carrots, about 1/2 beet, and a slice of lemon (optional).
I would like a little more beet, but the flavor has a pretty strong dirt earthy taste, and my kids are pretty sensitive to it. But the beets are what give the juice it's amazing color--in addition to being full of vitamins. Add a couple more carrots if the beet is still too strong.
Next, pour the juice into your blender and add a handful of frozen strawberries and blueberries. If the seeds are too much (blueberries are FULL of tiny seeds) use fresh berries in the juicer, and plain ice in the blender. Make sure you have enough liquid to cover the frozen stuff. Add milk to make up the difference.
Blend until smooth.
They have no idea their yummy pink juice is so healthy!
Perfect for this hot summer weather. (It was 103 yesterday!)
Do you use a juicer? Have any good recipes to share? How do you incorporate super foods into your kids' diet?