Supernatural Kids: Yummy fresh juice recipes
I have an extra-special Recipe Of The Week for you guys today. I’ve had a few requests for healthy snack ideas for kids, and I couldn’t think of anyone more suited to giving them to you than my friend and Supernatural Mum, Lana Purcell. Lana is a fellow holistic health coach and she is also the creator of the online community for health-conscious mums, Holistic Mums Australia. Lana has a tonne of awesome healthy and delicious snack ideas for the kidlets, so I’ll be rolling them out once a month for you. Today’s post features fresh juice recipes that kids will love. Everyone, show Lana some love …
Guest post by Lana Purcell
As a Kids Health Warrior I am super excited to share my kids snacking ideas with the wonderful readers of The Wellness Warrior! I have dedicated my life to spreading a message of clean, pure health for our children to prepare them, prep them and teach them a super natural way of eating that will help prevent chronic disease in later life as well as fuel them to live a nourished, grounded, beautiful childhood. I picture all our kids running barefoot in nature, swinging in trees and making daisy chains, slurping green smoothies while the TV and computer gather dust … I can dream, right?
I became acutely aware of the world of kids food from the moment my children were born. Everything was available pre-packaged and shoved in your face from the moment they took their first breath! “Did you want some formula?” …. “Ummm NO thanks I’m pretty sure that is what is leaking out of my chest… but thanks for asking!” Food companies even pretty up their packages with the words “organic”, “natural”, “colour and preservative free”. However I fail to see the nutritional value in a broccoli puree that could sit on a shelf for six months on end when I could cut one from the garden, get one delivered fresh in an organic box or even from the “organic” section in the supermarket. That is what a broccoli looks like! So, worried about the “snacks” (I have hungry toddlers) that I see out there, on the shelves on plates and in lunch boxes, I decided that some NEW options were in order. I hope that you can find some inspiration in the following suggestions …
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are some of the easiest ways to hydrate, nourish and fuel your body with vitamins and minerals. They help build a healthy immune system and they taste amazing. You need about 500 grams of fruit for the below recipes. Dilute to your taste buds and for young children. Serve fruit juices at special occasions (it’s a great natural alternative for cordials, juice boxes or anything that you would serve at kids parties). For an extra special twist throw in some sparkling water for the summer fizz if your kids are older!
Watermelon and a few sprigs of mint. Juice – Pour over ice, or make into ice blocks.
500 grams apples, 1/2 cup beetroot, 1/2 lime, half inch of ginger.
4 apples &1 punnet of strawberries. (This is great with sparkling water and a slice of lemon).
4 oranges peeled (keep pith on), 4 mandarins & a handful of mint.
6 carrots & 2 apples.
2 green apples, 2 cucumbers, 4 sticks (with leaves) celery & 2 handfuls of spinach.
The Veg Queen
200g carrots, 2 apples, 2 sticks celery, half a cucumber, 1/2 beetroot, handful of spinach, 1/2 inch of ginger.
Health & happiness to you and yours and here is to supernatural food for supernatural kids!
What do you think of these recipes? Let us know how you get on if you give any of them a try.
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