Carrot, apple and lemon juice aka ‘Orange’ Juice
Before my daughter was born, my husband and I had planned to make all her food. We looked at baby food blenders and processors and figured we’d get one after she was born. Then we stumbled upon ‘baby-led weaning’. And me being the laziest mother out there, jumped on the bandwagon quick.
In a nutshell, you feed your kid the same foods you eat at meals, no pureed foods, or strained anything. They will learn to chew naturally, and won’t have to go between textures. We loved it, the kid loved it. But I noticed with raw vegetables, very little was getting into her stomach. I mean she had no back teeth so it’s understandable.
So in order to increase her veggie intake (and mine, let’s be honest) we started juicing.
3 years later, we still are. And this is our favorite juice to have for breakfast. Carrots, apples, lemon and ginger (if I have it) blend so well to make a sweet enough drink that almost anyone would like it.
Juicing is messy and expensive but if you already own a juicer or blender (it will make more of a smoothie) then try this one.
- 4 large carrots
- 2 apples, cut into fours
- 1 lemon
- ginger (optional)
- Wash all produce
- Remove zest from lemon
- Run everything through the juicer
- Stir and chill or serve over ice