Juice it up!

The lovely people at Breville sent me a juicer. I recently watched a great documentary about how juicing is a fantastic way to get nutrients into our bodies and I couldn’t help but think it would be the perfect way to get leafy green vegetables into my kids.

I’m Portuguese so we often will eat soup made with yummy kale and bean goodness. My youngest will happily eat the soup, but my son won’t touch it, unless it’s chicken soup. So I thought that juicing would be a great way to get a bunch of kale into my oldest.

I didn’t want to hide that it’s in there. We often buy juice that has vegetables in it and the kids know that it’s in there. I feel strongly against hiding vegetables in food. I’m not a fan of this, but since my kids like to drink juice, I thought it would be a great idea to make it ourselves.

I unwrapped and lovingly washed my new juicer, and while it came with a manual that has some yummy sounding juicing recipes, I thought I’d ask my friend Lianne from Sprout Right if she could recommend a juice that my kids would enjoy.


Here’s a pic of this fab juicer that actually sounds like an airplane…


Here it is:

6 pineapple spears
2 kale leaves
1/2 cup blueberries or other berry





It was a bit scary for me at first to put the fruit and veg in, the machine is very powerful, but I survived. Clean up was a breeze and my family happily had a serving of kale for breakfast!

This juice took me about 15 minutes from start to finish including clean up. The recipe only gave me about 8oz of juice. So for the four of us, I doubled it and everyone loved it!

Do you have a favourite juice that you’d like to share?

  • Nina

    looks great! I have to try to blend kale in… I usually dry it in the oven and give my kids as “chips”) with sea salt and some olive oil; warning: they are addictive!)

    • http://www.just4baby.co.uk/acatalog/Quinny.html Quinny Buzz

      I too did it, it worked. My kid also addicted to it.

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