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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.

Green Power Juice

Our friend Dr. Michael Murray of SPUD (they deliver fresh organic fruits and veggies directly to your doorstep) is their resident natural medicine expert and juicing fanatic. He calls this juice recipe “a great tasting green drink that most kids love.” It’s chock full of fruits to give it a sweet taste, but delivers lots of vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and fiber.

Ingredients:
1 handful of Swiss chard, kale, spinach or a combination
1 pear
1 cup strawberries
1/2 lemon, unpeeled
1 apple, cut into chunks

Method:
Juice the greens first, followed by the pear, strawberries, lemon, and apple.

Photo courtesy of sass_face via Flickr.

  • Melon Berry Splash Juice
  • Berry Red Beet Juice
  • Apple, Carrot, Orange, and Ginger Juice
  • Strawberry-Apple Juice
  • Green Power Juice
  • ABC Juice
  • Morning Nourish Juice
  • Orange Jubilee Juice
  • Shrek Juice
  • Autumn Sunrise Juice
  • Super Start Detoxing Juice
  • Thomas’ “I won’t eat chicken, but I’ll drink kale” juice

 

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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