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3 Kid-Friendly Juicing Recipes

After my interview with Joe the Juicer that shared tips for juicing with kids, I thought I’d share with you some of Joe’s and some of Michael’s favourite kid-friendly juicing recipes. Now, please note, that all 3 of these recipes have been tested and given the thumbs up by the world’s pickiest food critic. This guy.

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Here are a few tips from us:

  • Let your kid do the actual juicing. I cut up the fruits and veggies, and he makes the juice. It’s kind of like a magic trick for him, and it’s part of the fun.
  • Put things like greens (spinach, kale, etc) in first, and then progressively juice things that are harder in texture.
  • It’s okay to dilute your juice with a little water.
  • Start out with juices that use a heavier concentration of fruit, and slowly introduce veggies in. Introduce more and more veggies as they get used to it.

Michael’s “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Juice

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 apple
  • 1/3-1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large round slice of pineapple

Juice in the order stated. You can leave the peels on the orange if you like, but I find it makes the juice very bitter.

“It’s Easy Being Green” Juice

This is a good beginning green juice. We all know that green juices are full of antioxidants and really good for you, but bitter greens, like kale, can be tough for kids or beginning juicers. This one is kid-approved.

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 celery stalk

Juice in the order shown.

The Divine Dreamsicle (by Joe Cross)

Divine Dreamsicle


Joe says: “my favourite juice for beginners that’s healthy but perfect for kids is The Divine Dreamsicle. It’s sweet the way kids like it but it’s also loaded with veggies.”

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 4 – 6 carrots

Juice in the order shown. Michael liked this one!

Juice on, moms and dads and kids! 

For more recipes and juicing ideas, visit my board on Pinterest.

The Juice Cleanse, Day 5: And What Do I Do With All that Pulp??

As I’m winding down my juice cleanse (and I’m starting to feel better!), I’m starting to think about other uses for my juicer.

Juice Pulp Crackers

Every time you juice, you get quite a bit of pulp, which is the fibrous by-product of your juice. Now, one thing I love about juicing is how little prep there is–you don’t have to peel anything–you just wash it and fire it in the hole. You could certainly compost this pulp, or there are tons of other uses for it. I have been freezing mine to add to soup stock, for example. You could also add it into your burgers, or into your bread, if you are making your own.

But last night, I made these great crackers, which are gluten-free and vegan, and their main ingredient? Juicer pulp! Yeah!

Before the oven...

Before the oven…

Juice Pulp Crackers (vegan, gluten-free)

Adapted from original recipe here


  • 3 c pulp vegetable/fruit pulp from juicer (I used a mix of carrot, beet, green pepper, celery, and some onion at the end)
  • 1/4 c flax seeds
  • 1/2 c chickpea flour
  • 1 c water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In the food processor, place all ingredients, and whiz about until incorporated.
  • On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spread the mixture out, tamping down with your hands until it is one, even, thin layer.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool until you can handle them. Flip upside down on a counter, and then cut into crackers using a pizza cutter.
  • Turn the oven down to 300 degrees, and return the crackers to the cookie sheet. Bake for another 20 minutes or so. Turn the oven off, and allow to sit overnight.
  • The next morning, you will have crispy crackers–serve with your favourite dip, like hummus.
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