DIY Baby Juice

      

 

 

         I decided to start making my baby, Quinn, homemade juice daily. This may sound like a large task, but actually takes no time at all. My little guy started to turn his head every time we pull baby food out of the cupboard. We know that he needs those veggies in his diet. Actually last time we took him to the doctor, we discovered he was low on iron, and what's the best way to get iron... meat, beans and spinach. My little guys most disliked food choice. Now that my little one can eat yummy table food, who wants to eat a baby pouch full of baby spinach. Also, I have learned that iron is best absorbed when consumed with citrus. Below I have explained my tips for making a budget friendly juice smoothie chalked with healthy nutrients.

 

 

 

 

Here is my list of ingredients and the steps I take to make the perfect Juice Smoothie.

 

 

 

 

1. Baby food that contains some kind of green veggie. In this case, I like to use spinach and lentils because I know it is full of iron. It actually contain 6% of your baby's daily iron. I only use half of the pouch or jar and save the other half for tomorrows juice.

 

 

 

 

 

Earth's Best 2nd Foods Veggie & Protein - Spinach Lentil Brown Rice - 3.5 oz - 6 pk

2. Half of a banana. This banana will cover up the taste of any strong bitter vegetable.

 

 

 

3. Some sort of fruit or fruit juice. What I've found my little guy likes in his juice smoothie is half a pouch of baby food fruit, any flavor. I also place the other half in the fridge for tomorrow's juice. I have also been adding the juice from fruit cups. For lunch I usually offer my baby mandarin oranges or peaches. I like to buy the fruit cups that are 100% juice. I just open this up in the morning and strain the juice into my nutribullet smoothie cup. I place the fruit in the fridge for lunch later.

 

 

4. I like to add some kind of grain. For this smoothie today I added Baby Quinoa. I wanted to have some extra protein in his diet since he isn't a big meat eater. If you would like to add extra iron to your babies diet I would recommend adding oatmeal baby cereal. I use about half a serving. If you look at the nutritional label on baby cereal it has 45% of their daily iron in one serving.

 

 

NurturMe Protein Packed Quinoa Organic Infant Cereal, 3.7 Ounce
Earth's Best Organic Whole Grain Oatmeal and Multi-grain Cereal (One 8 oz Box of Each)
 
5. Lastly, I like to cover the contents in the cup with water. Make sure you use purified nursery water.
 
 
 
Now you're ready to blend. I almost forgot to share with you my favorite kitchen tool, my handy dandy Magic Bullet NurtiBullet. We use this thing religiously at my house. My hubby and I blend protein shakes, smoothies, and banana ice cream on the daily! We seriously could not live without out the Magic Bullet in out kitchen. I linked up the exact one below that we use.
Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
Smoothie / juice recipe for baby.

 

 

When blending, make sure the consistency of your juice is thin enough that your little one can drink it through their sippy cup.

Over the course of the day my little guy drinks almost the entire cup. I offer the juice to him between meals and with lunch. Whatever is left in the evening is added his nightly baby cereal. You can see from this smoothie juice your baby will have consumed extra protein, iron, and spinach well still being able to explore fun new foods. Let me know if your decide to try my DIY juice recipe and comment below how it goes!

 

Comment below if your Baby loves the juice too!

 

 

 

 

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