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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.

Shrek Juice

Speaking of colorful juices, this one reminds us of the slime they used to dump on celebrities on Nickelodeon. Tell your kiddo that it’s the same slime recipe that gave the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles their powers and he or she might be even more inclined to gulp it down.

Ingredients:
- 2 stalks celery
– 1 handful kale
– 2 apples

Yields one 8-12oz serving

Photo courtesy of Tim Gage 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