Juicing is just the greatest way to boost the nutrition take for your family! Kids especially do not always love their fruits and veggies and it's easy to give up trying to make healthy food for your family. Taste and texture are most important to kids and I have a few recipes and tips to help you get started.
After reading many health articles, I decided that it was time to make a better effort to get more fruits and veggies in my boy's tummies. My husband and son like junk food and I am always trying to get them to eat less junk and eat more nutritious food. Does that sound familiar? Well, I can not always keep them from the junk (they are very sneaky), but one thing they do not seem to mind is yummy juice from our new Jack LaLanne Power Deluxe Juicer. Of course there is always more information regarding the juicer in the resource box below.
With my family, they seem to like anything I put in their juice as long as I make it sweet enough. However, they do have a couple favorites that are easy to make.
4-6 large carrots (washed, ends removed)
2 sweet apples, such as red or golden delicious. Our favorite is Fuji
2-3 cups of spinach (I like using baby spinach … it's just easier)
2 small to medium apples (washed and stems removed)
L Lemon (washed and I find the peel to be too bitter … so try it with and without the peel)
Some people are concerned about the loss of fiber. Well, there's a great way to put all the pulp to good use and make a delicious and nutritious snack. Try the following recipe:
1 c cups unbleached flour
1 c cups apple pulp, c cup apple juice
C cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup honey
2 tsp baking powder
T tsp salt
T tsp cinnamon
C cup milk
2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 400 F. Mixture One: combine c cup of unbleached flour, apple pulp, and apple juice. Mixture two: combine 1 cup unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, honey, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, milk and egg whites.
Combine the two and mix until moistened. Bake @ 400 F for approx. 25mn.
I know you will enjoy giving you family good nutritious juice and whole grain snacks! The Jack LaLanne Power Deluxe juicer has worked great for my family. It is easy to use and puts out more juice than other juicers I've had in the past. And you can find more details about that juicer in the resource box below.
For even more fun … let your kids do the juicing!