Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pink Lady Juice

We love juicing - it's been such an awesome way to introduce new fruits and vegetables to my daughter. We don't sneak anything here - she is fully aware of what she's drinking because she "helps" me prepare it. Check out some of my ideas on how to juice with kids here.

My daughter loves pink. I didn't set out to have a little girl obsessed with all things pink, but she is. Naturally, we had to make pink juice. I'd include a picture of her, but she looks like a vampire with dark pink all over her face. Pink juice was a big hit.

It's sweet, but not too sweet, has a twinge of tartness, and is gorgeous.

Makes about 2 1/4 cups of juice.

2 oranges
2 blood oranges
1 grapefruit
1 small beet, scrubbed and peeled, chopped into several pieces

Quarter and peel the citrus. I remove the seeds if they're obvious, but otherwise, I don't bother with them. Juice the citrus and then juice the beet. It's best to juice the hardest thing last so that it grabs any juice that's hiding in the machine. Toss in a few ice cubes before serving. Drink purposefully after juicing to ingest as many live nutrients as possible. This can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, too, but it might get a little discolored. Enjoy!

(If you haven't fed beets to your child before, be aware that they'll make his diapers really red. That's totally normal).