DRINKS & SMOOTHIES

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

mango-pineapple-kale

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.

 

GREEN APPLE GOODNESS

Green-Goodness-Smoothie

Oftentimes, people tend to neglect the effectiveness of consuming leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables contain  fiber, calcium and antioxidants that promote cardiovascular health.

Some kids won’t like it raw, but when juiced and mixed with apple, pineapple and lemons, it becomes really hard to resist.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 handful of kale
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pineapple spear
  • ¼ lemon

HOW TO MAKE GREEN APPLE GOODNESS

  • First, slice and juice the apple, pineapple, and lemon in a bowl.
  • Then, chop with ribs removed and blend the kale in a blender. Afterward, sieve and juice
  • Serve chilled

ORANGE JUICE SUPREME

orange_juice supreme

This is an alternative to traditional fresh squeezed orange juice that is loaded with potassium, fiber and vitamin C which is good for alkalizing the body.

This juice is definitely supreme because of the nutritious value attached to it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tangerines

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE JUICE SUPREME

  • First, slice the tangerines and oranges, then juice them either traditionally or use a juicer.
  • Pour into a glass and serve chilled

TOMATO CARROT SPINACH APPLE JUICE

tomato carrot spinnach apple juice

Like we have seen before, carrots are essentially good for our children eyes so mixing it with spinach and tomato is just the exact balance diet your child needs.

Since spinach is a green veggie that contains fiber and antioxidants, combining it with the tomato that has vitamins will be just perfect.

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • I tomato
  • 1 apple

HOW TO MAKE TOMATO CARROT SPINACH APPLE JUICE

  • First, juice all the ingredients. Juice the spinach first since it doesn’t contain much juice.
  • Mix the other juice with the spinach juice and serve chilled. This recipe can only serve 18 people, so if you need more just add 2 more apples and 1 tomato.

BEET APPLE SPINACH JUICE

Beetroot-apple-and-celery-juice

Spinach contains vitamins and antioxidants that are essentially good for our kids. Mixing it with apple will attract the kids.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 medium size beet
  • 1 apple

HOW TO MAKE APPLE SPINACH JUICE

 

  • Firstly, peel the beet and chop. Juice all the ingredients.
  • Mix the juiced ingredients and spinach, then serve cold. This juice is has a beautiful color that kids will find hard to resist. To enjoy it more, you can add another apple as this will increase the sweetness.

My children love beginning their day with a cup of Apple Goodness (lovingly named by my six years old) and therefore the Tropical fruit drink is usually nice to start with.

There is noting that brings more joy than to see a healthy and happy kid running around. I have cultivated the traditional of giving my children juice at least twice a day; morning and evening before bed.

I will advise likewise that you adopt this culture and give your child or children the best diet and this starts with fruit juice made from home.

Recommended For Further Reading:

http://www.inhabitots.com/rev-up-your-juicer-and-try-6-kid-friendly-homemade-fruit-and-veggie-juice-recipes/

https://www.healthambition.com/delicious-juicing-recipes-for-kids/

ifocushealth.com/best-juicing-recipes-kids/

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