My Kids Favorite Morning Juice

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My kids drink this juice EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!  It has become a little bit of a ritual at our home in the mornings.  Dad makes the sandwiches for the kids lunches, Emma cooks short order eggs, or Huevos Rancheros, or Cinnamon Toast for the brothers, and I juice the good stuff! Even my picky red headed child loves this juice.  At least I know they’ve got a good start to their day, and if they don’t get smarter at school that day, it is totally not my fault:)  Actually they pretty much have their daily allotment of fruits and veggies in their bodies before 7:30am.  Every fruit or vegetable they eat the rest of the day is a total bonus!

James and I usually have 32oz. of Green Lemonade for breakfast, but we like to change it up with the Morning Juice every once in a while.  Here is my personal preference.  I can drink just about any juice, be it a beautiful Green Lemonade, this fantastic Morning Juice, or any mud colored juice (which happens a little more than I’d like to admit.) as long as it has a little bit of fresh pineapple in it.  Pineapple is the magic fruit.  Tons of flavor in a little strip of fruit.

This recipe makes approximately 64 oz. of fresh juice.  (Now last time I was visiting my favorite Big Island I noticed that this juice was $7 for 16oz.  So if you’re a number cruncher like me this recipe is a $28 value!!  And you’re making it for a lot less than that:) Between my 4 children this is the perfect size for them to guzzle down before they run for the bus.  James and I will sip on 32oz. each for a few hours usually.  Sometimes well into lunch.  Adjust the recipe to the amount you need.  If you only want a quart of fresh juice, half the recipe.  If you only want 2 cups then quarter the recipe.   I you need a gallon…….well good for you!  And double the recipe:)  Enjoy and remember you can always experiment.  No apples, go ahead and use pears.  I used Blood Oranges yesterday for the kids.  That was a pretty juice!

I’m asked a lot what kind of juicer I use and I have a Hurom Press Juicer.  I love it!  It was a little on the pricey side, but it’s been going strong for almost 3 years now.  I’ve used a cheap juicer from Sam’s Club to great success as well.  A lot of people swear by their Breville’s.  All of the juicers, no matter which one you get will have you eating better the first time you use it.  I also get asked if you can blend this in a blender.  Of course you can!  It’s different though, and you will need to adjust the amounts of fruits and veggies.  Also you’ll need to add a lot more liquid or you get a thick frothy mess.  Again, just experiment and enjoy getting more fruits and veggies in your day!

My Kids Favorite Morning Juice

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples
  • 6 medium oranges (skins cut off)
  • 8-10 good sized carrots
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple peeled
  • 1-2 c. water to make 32 oz. of juice if necessary

Instructions

Peel and half oranges. I quarter my apples and juice with the seeds and all. I wash and slice the carrots in half. Peel and quarter your pineapple. Send everything through your juicer. Serve over ice, but if your like me, I like it a little more on the luke warm side:) Heaven in a glass!

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Comments

    • Lisa says

      Thanks so much Averie!! I love your blog and read it frequently, and YOU just made my day:) Thanks for sharing your words of encouragement! xoxo Lisa

    • Lisa says

      Thanks so much Lavender! I hope you like it as much as my family does. And BTW, I just found your blog. So great!

    • Lisa says

      Thanks Natalie!!! I just love how it turns my hands orange too when I drink a lot of it:) I hope you enjoy!!

  1. Sherry says

    I made your kids favourite juice this morning and love it. I’m going to make the other ones you have too. Thanks…yummy!

    • Lisa says

      Sherry you’re so welcome!!! I love juicing:) Hopefully you’ll like the Green Lemonade too. It’s actually my FAVEORITE!!

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