9 Easy Homemade Fruit Juice Recipes for Children

Children grow very fast; from their bodies to their brains; and their biological process cycle is usually in a very delicate state of overdrive.

If you observe, you will have noticed that their garments barely match from one week to upwards and they’re forever showing us the amount of weight they’ve gained in such a little time on earth.

Thus, making sure that they get the nutrients required for optimal development to fuel these spurts and phases of growth should be the one core desire of every parent or guardian.

Children need special attention because of their growing bones, muscles, and cells. I am not saying adults don’t need same care too, but it’s essential we take care of little kids before looking at the adults.

Sometimes it’s a great challenge to ensure that children get the exact nutrients especially if you are not a dietician. However, as parents, we just can’t stop trying.

Even though kids can be picky when it comes to meals, we have to ensure that they get enough nutrients from the meals they eventually pick.

There are some core nutrients that kids need daily, such as:

  • Calcium: mainly for healthy bones and teeth
  • Iron: For the brain and muscle so that there will be easy transportation of oxygen and blood cells
  • Protein: Mainly to stimulate the development within their cells.
  • Fiber: for the digestive system
  • Antioxidants: mainly to fight against viral attacks.

As you can see above, I have spelled out several nutrients your child needs and the fruit juice recipes am about to showcase to you will take care of all these nutrients.

If you have the interest of your children at heart, then these recipes should be among your consideration as they can be easily be prepared at home.

Let’s get started.

APPLE AND ORANGE JUICE

 juice-orange-apple-fruit

Most children love apples and oranges; no doubt about this. This fruit drink is a combination of apples, lemon or orange squeezed together to give your child that refreshing taste he/she deserves.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples

HOW TO MAKE APPLE AND ORANGE JUICE

  • Juice the apples and mix with orange juice you squeezed out. Use the traditional method so that you can halve an orange and squeeze it well. Although citrus juice is meant to be juiced in a juicer which will easily produce its own juice.
  • Now mix together and serve. This recipe makes approximately 1 8oz serving.
  • This Juice is good for beginners because its common and the ingredients are easily located.

WATERMELON AND CUCUMBER JUICE

 watermelon cucumber juice

This juice is made of watermelon and cucumber which contains 90% of water. I can confidently tell you that this juice is perfect for dehydration, especially during hot summer or after any sporting activity.

Not only does the juice contain water, it also contains fiber, antioxidants and high amount of some vitamins and minerals.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 1 cucumber

HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON AND CUCUMBER JUICE

  • Slice the watermelon and cucumber in a bowl
  • Now, pour into a blender and blend
  • Then sieve the juice out and serve chilled

MANGO PINEAPPLE KALE

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Mango is highly nutritious for kids and they also love the taste of pineapple. So this juice should definitely catch your kid’s attention.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 cups of loosely packed chopped kale. Ribs removed (about 3-4 leaves)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 mango

HOW TO MAKE MANGO PINEAPPLE KALE

  • First, peel and chop the mango, then juice it.
  • Juice the kale, and add the mango and pineapple juice. The kale adds big doses of Vitamin C & K.

SUPER SUNSHINE

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The eyes are perhaps the most important organs in the body, and so your kids’ eyes should be of immense concern to you.

This juice contains carrots that are filled with beta-carotene and helps with promoting good eye health for your kids.

Also, the strawberry contains a huge dose of antioxidants, fiber and potassium and these are important for the child’s well-being.

The vitamin C from the oranges will definitely provide a superhero juice for your child.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 4 strawberries
  • ¼ lemon

HOW TO MAKE SUPER SUNSHINE

  • First, slice and juice the orange, lemon, strawberry and carrots.
  • Then in a bowl, mix everything together
  • Finally, serve chilled.

KIDS TROPICAL

kids tropical

This juice is good for both adults and children alike. It is called tropical because of the tropical refreshing taste it exudes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 red apples

HOW TO MAKE KIDS TROPICAL

  • First, juice the sliced watermelon and cucumber.
  • Then, peel the lemon and juice
  • Now add the lemon juice to the pineapple and watermelon juice.
  • Add the pineapple juice with the carrots and add the mixture in number 3.
  • Finally, add the juiced pint of strawberry and red apples, add some ice and serve.

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