There’s nothing sweeter than a yummy glass filled with fresh pressed juice!
I love to juice! Sure it can be time-consuming and the costs can add up… but… it’s worth it! I don’t juice every day. Sometimes, I even take weeklong breaks, but… when I juice consistently, I definitely feel better.
This year, I took to juicing for the family. Although juicing will never substitute eating (especially when it comes to my daughters), the benefits are excellent because fresh juice is 100% PURE! You don’t need to add anything to the juice simply because it is so delicious! Both fruit and vegetable juice recipes are great for kids. Including it in their daily diet (but not substituting it for regular food) is an excellent way to get wholesome goodness into their bellies!
A favorite of my girls is one of the most simple juices to make. It’s a mixture of red and green apples! They love green juices too, but giving them a small cup filled with sweet apple goodness in the morning puts a smile on their face for sure!
You’ve got to try juicing for your little ones, but before you do… here are some things to consider:
- Let your kid’s work their way up to having a full glass. Start with about 5 fl. Oz/day initially. You can also dilute the juice if you’d like.
- Remember to give more importance to consuming solid foods. Never give up on feeding them fruits and vegetables. Kids still need the roughage and eating fruits and vegetables is excellent for them.
- Using juices like spinach and kale are definitely good for children, but you need to make sure that you don’t give them too much. They do have an effect on your body’s cleansing system so you don’t want to overdo it.
- Fresh juices when recovering from a cold or other sickness is a great way to help them recover and to get some great nutrition in your child.
- Fruit juices do contain sugar and acids. These can cause tooth problems so remember to always have your little ones drink a cup of water after drinking juice.
- It’s best to consume the juice right after it’s pressed. The longer the juice sits, the less nutritious it is. Many sources state that it is not advisable to drink juice after it is stored.
Happy Juicing Friends!