Juicing with the Family


If you have never tried juicing before, you may want to bring the whole family along for the ride. Juicing can be entertaining for adults and children alike as different kinds of fruits and vegetables go into the neck of the juicer and come out as juice, as if by magic. Children will often want to try their concoctions, especially if they had a say in what went into the juice. This can be a great way to get picky eaters to consume all of their vegetables.

Getting Started with Juicing

The first step to beginning to juice is, of course, buying a juicer. Previous posts can be more helpful with assessing the different features, but for a family with children that is new to juicing, the safest bet is usually a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juicers are fast, inexpensive, and easy to clean. There are many different styles to choose from, so you can suit the features to your preferences.

Once the juicer has been purchased, it is time to shop for the ingredients. Bringing the whole family, or taking a list made by the family, can greatly increase interest in the project at hand. If possible bring younger children to the store, as they may be better able to associate the vegetables and fruits with the juice and take ownership for the juice. This can help give them a sense of pride, so they may be more likely to drink the juice, even if has a slightly earthy or bitter flavor.

Drinking the Juice

Try as many different varieties of juice as possible, to get many nutrient combinations, and make the experience even more fun. Let all members of the family try a little sip of each, so that they can choose favorites and formulate ideas for next time. Make juicing a fun family time!