Another Spring constant around here--green juice. Green juice so tasty, you won't believe it's green. Which is the very reason it's so wonderful for your little ones. I've played around with lots of different blends, but I keep coming back to apple and kale...adding a little something here or there.
When the other day I stumbled upon the very best combo I've ever juiced. To the kale and green apples, I added a bunch of cilantro (for its detoxifying properties), a bit of lemon (again, so good for your liver & detoxifying) and a couple small pieces of ginger. It was love at first sip.
If you don't have kale on hand, spinach leaves or chard will work. I've used pineapple in place of the apples before (use a whole pineapple), and it's a delicious alternative. For babies 9-11 months, omit the ginger completely, or run it through the juicer last, after setting aside a little for your baby. Be sure to dilute it with water by half for babies and toddlers as well. A little bit goes a long way!
5 or 6 granny smith apples
1 bunch of kale
about half a bunch of cilantro
half a lemon
2 small pieces of ginger
Cut the apples in quarters (you can core them if you want to). Slice the kale and cilantro into large pieces (just so they go through the juicer easier). Using a paring knife, cut the rind of the lemon away from the flesh, then cut it in half (and set the other half aside for something else). Peel about 3/4 inch of ginger. Place everything except for the ginger in a juicer or Vita-Mix. If you are planning to give to to a 10-11 month old, juice, divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
serves 2 adults or several little ones.
for babies 9 months and older