Healthy Nutrition - How To Use Juicing Recipes For Kids
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How To Use Juicing Recipes For Kids - 5 To 9 Fresh Veggies And Fruits A Day
Juicing recipes for kids can become your number one nutrition solution if you are often wringing your hands about picky eaters at home!
Are your toddlers and teens driving you up the wall by refusing to eat fruit and vegetables? Are they never hungry when it comes to the green stuff on their plates? Don't despair! There is an easy solution that can finally end all those broccoli battles...
What Can Juicing Recipes For Kids Do For You?
1. Stop The Food Fights
With a juice extractor in the kitchen, you can concentrate on something other than veggie skirmishes
2. All The Fresh Stuff They Need
A ravenous juicer, greedy for its next feeding frenzy is all you need to make sure your kids get all the fresh produce a growing body needs. The machine will spew nutrient-rich juice cocktails in no time. Why chew through cubed carrots, if an automatic juicer can extract every bit of goodness from the fiber?
3. Diguise The Greens
If you are clever, the kids will not even realize that a number of unmentionable green goodies have been added to the juice by slight-handed moms and dads!
4. Improve Nutrient Absorption
By juicing vegetables and fruits, you up the absorption of the nutrients to an amazing extent. The fresh stuff is in a sense turned into pre-digested food. It is almost like giving your family intravenous feeding - the body can take up the nutrients immediately, without going through a complicated digestive process.
5. Put Fiber First
You don't have to worry about the lost fiber - you can still give your kids whole fruits to munch on to replace that. Another option is to check out some of the best juicing books available. You are sure to find recipes that utilize the left-over pulp, such as stews or divine carrot cakes!
6. Quality Time In The Kitchen
Coming up with juicing recipes for kids can turn into a fun family activity. You can even decide to have a competition with a prize for the most innovative, colorful juice. Or a competition where the winner of the best name for a juice cocktail get a prize. Just be prepared for some pretty yucky names! Before you know it, the 'power juice' will become part of the daily routine. Just imagine how reassuring it will be to know that, even if they still eat junk foods on and off, they have painlessly swallowed their main fruit and veggie potion! How's that for optimal intake of vitamins, minerals and live enzymes?
7. Up The Value Of Smoothies
If your kids don't like the juice at first, try adding it to a favorite smoothie. They will soon get used to the veggie juice taste and grow to love it! In the process they will also get super-healthy smoothies...
8. Before You Begin
When you start out, it is always sensible to chat to a doctor first. Some of the juices may be too potent for young kids or may need to be limited. This is really important if a family member has any ailment.
Easy Juicing Recipe For Kids
3 Medium Carrots
1 Red Apple
1 Thick Slice Pineapple
1. Scrub the carrots (you don't need to peel them) and discard the greens
2. Wash and core the apple (if your juicer doesn't come with a large feeding chute, you may have to cut the apple into chunks)
3. Peel the pineapple slice
Run the carrots, apple and pineapple through your juicer and let the kids enjoy! If you wish, you can add some shredded coconut to the juice for extra sweetness. This is a good starting recipe to get the kids used to the taste. Gradually experiment with adding small quantities of other veggies, but go slow.
Easy Smoothie Recipe For Kids
Strawberry Delight Smoothie
1 Cup strawberries (frozen)
2 Bananas (frozen and sliced)
2 - 3 Tablespoons ground flax seed (optional)
3/4 Cup milk/plain yogurt (ice cream can be used as a special treat)
Some ground nuts if your child enjoy these
Blend all the ingredients in your blender until well combined and smooth.
You can also use some fresh vegetable juice with the milk or yogurt for an even more healthy kick.
Isn't it time to turn your dinner table battle-zone into a vegetable juicer zone? One sure way of putting an end to nerve-wracking veggie niggles and nagging.
Other Healthy Nutrition Resources For Kids
Kids can grow their own fresh goodies!
Your kids will be even more enthusiastic about juicing if they can use fresh goodies from their very own veggie garden. Try this and see how excited they become about fruits and vegetables.
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