Instead of resorting to drastic measures to get picky kids to eat their breakfast (you name it, we’ve tried it), disguise the most important meal of the day into something your kids love—juice. Fresh fruits and veggies like kale, carrots, apples, pears, and beets can easily become healthy and energy-rich drinks that will give them a dose of much-needed vitamins and minerals, and a boost to a sleepy morning. Scroll through the gallery to discover 12 of our favorite recipes.
Things to know before you start juicing
– Combinations of ingredients are super important, especially when maximizing the juice’s nutritional value without compromising flavor. While you may be a fan of mixing a whole mess of fruits and veggies together, your kiddos might want something a little less adventurous.
– Certain foods like ginger can overpower or mask other flavors, so use them sparingly.
– You can increase the fiber content by blending the pulp and combining it with your juice for an extra healthy boost.
This pretty in pink juice from FoodNetwork.com is the perfect way to wake your littles up on a weekend morning. The chia seeds help thicken the mixture and provide a boost of fiber.
2 cups strawberries, tops removed
1 medium Red Delicious apple, peeled and cored
1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
Juice the strawberries, then the apple, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Stir in the chia seeds if using and let soak for 5 minutes. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired.
Have you introduced juicing into your kid’s diet? If so, we want to know your go-to recipes that your little ones love—leave a comment below!
— Scott Wardell and Susie Foresman