In my past posts, I’ve talked about Nathan being quite on the picky side when it comes to eating his fruits and veggies. That’s why I give him vitamin supplements to add extra nutrition to his diet. On top of all that, I also like making him fresh juice every morning or for lunch.
Yes, juicing is this new craze everyone and their mommas are into, and THIS momma is totally into it! I love it, my hubby loves it, and Nathan does too! It’s way better than buying smoothies at a store and spending ridiculous amounts of money on something with high sugar content. Only thing is, you gotta consume it quick! I try to aim for our family to drink the juice after it has been made because juice oxidizes and loses its nutritional value the minute it’s been juiced. Does that make sense? (Too much usage of the word “juice” in one sentence lol) Check out Just on Juice for more juicy info (no pun intended lol.)
So..what do I use and what are the ingredients for this delicious juice I love to make? I use the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer .
For more information about the juicer, just click on the link. I bought it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $200 + tax with a 20% off coupon, and it was originally around $259. It is one of the best products I’ve ever bought! Here’s a little more information about the Omega Juicer. I love using this juicer and it doesn’t waste any part of a fruit/vegetable. It really does break it down so that ALL the juices are expelled. Highly recommend, however only thing I hate is the clean up! Too many parts to clean up!
Besides juicing, I can also use it to make pasta, baby food, nut butters, and soy or almond milk! Which, I still need to try!
I researched countless of juice recipes, and there’s A LOT of them. A basic green juice includes: kale, spinach, celery, apples, parsley, ginger, cucumber, and etc. The list can go on depending what you’re really trying to aim for. Detox? Weight loss? Kicking a cold? There’s a green juice for that. When I started juicing, I just bought every vegetable and fruit I could think of putting through my juicer. But, it got too expensive and it was a lot of chopping and cleaning up to do. Here’s a green juice I made a long time ago using kale, green apples, celery, carrots, cucumbers, green grapes and ginger. I also added chia seeds too. It was delicious, but it got too sweet and too much preparation.
So then I devised a simple recipe that is easy to make and even easier to chop, prepare, and clean up. I incorporated different recipes I found into one.
M.O.M. Approved Fresh n’ Easy Green Machine:
3 large kale leaves with the stem
1/4 peeled pineapple
1 large cucumber
1/2 lemon (I don’t peel the skin anymore because the Omega breaks it down without the bitter taste)
1 inch piece of ginger
Viola! Here it is!
He also loves to help me make the juice too! There are no blades, so we don’t have to worry about their little fingers getting caught. Just as long as they don’t put their entire hand inside. Which doesn’t fit anyway.
I also love to make a red juice that consists of beets, carrots, orange, and ginger.
Here’s a quick recipe:
M.O.M.’s Got The Beet Recipe
1 beet root (you can also juice the stem)
1 orange (peeled)
1 inch piece of ginger
Here’s my boy drinking his red juice! He loves it too because of the citrus kick into it! And we both like any juice that has ginger in it! It’s really delicious!
I just wanted to add that the juices that I make may seem a lot for a toddler to consume. But, he can only drink 4-6 oz of juices per day, which his pediatrician suggested. The rest, I drink and enjoy 🙂 Too much juice can have too much sugar from the fruits.
I hope you all enjoy this post!! Do any of you make juices for your little one? If so, what recipes do you like/use? Comment below! I would love to try something new too!
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