Because of Lucas' eczema, we drink carrot juice almost every day. It's a great body detox and also helps his digestive system that sometimes struggles to do what the rest of us take for granted. With the addition of all those greens, I have just added them to his carrot juice. Thankfully he loves his carrot juice and gets so excited every morning when I get it ready for him!
Juicing or green smoothies are great for everyone, not just for kids like Lucas! They are a great way to start your day and ensure you get all those veggies that you need each day. And, with the addition of an apple, a pear or a banana, they don't taste half bad. We try to drink them before we eat anything else. One thing I learned when we were on GAPS was that our bodies do a great job of detoxing until about 9 or 10 in the morning, so if you just juice before then, it aids your body in resting and allowing any detox that needs to happen, come easier.
Such a simple way to get added veggies and fruits into your diet!
Our favorite is a bag of organic carrots from Trader Joe's
1 organic apple
a bunch of greens
And the kiddos like it too (at least the youngest one never protests!)
A lot of people like the vitamix, but I didn't have the money or patience to wait for the money to get that one, so back in February, we got an Omega Juicer. Cheaper and I love that I only have to deal with the juice, not all the thickness of what the vitamix would give you!
Do you juice? If so, what's your favorite combination of fruits and veggies?