It’s official. Spring has sprung. As pollen fills the air (and I start sneezing), new plants are growing and thriving. Many people increase their produce intake during this season due to increased availability. If you want to increase the fruits and veggies your kids enjoy, you may find there’s no better way to accomplish this than through juicing. Here are a couple of spring-inspired juice recipes for kids to keep your children nourished and interested.

Green “Hulk” Juice

juice02What You Need:

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 celery stalks
  • Bunch of kale leaves
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 lemon

This recipe is from Babble.com and offers all the nutrients you need without compromising taste. All you have to do is peel the lemon and cucumbers before running everything through a juicer. That’s it! Serve it over ice for a refreshing and yummy treat. 

Mango Pineapple Kale

mango-pineapple-kale-537x406What You Need:

  • 3-4 leaves of kale, chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple, chopped

This quick recipe from Inhabitots is sure to be a win with your little ones. Not only is it packed with nutrient-dense kale, it’s also loaded with flavor. The mango and pineapple combination is light, a little bit tart, and a whole lot delicious.

Bright Orange Juice

juice_3What You Need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 3 carrots

This final recipe comes from Red Tricycle and it’s as tasty as it is vibrant.  Peel and separate the orange into slices. Core and chop up the apple. Then run everything through your juicer. Simple and so good. 

Image source: Super Healthy Kids

 

Brenda Barron

Brenda Barron

Contributor at ItsySparks
Brenda Barron is a writer and social media specialist from southern California and enjoys discovering new crafts and fun projects to share with other parents.
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