6 Juice Recipes for Kids

6 Juice Recipes for Kids That Are Healthy AND Tasty

  • by Goodnature

Looking for healthy juice recipes that your little ones will love? Then you’re in luck.

As you certainly know, getting fresh fruits and veggies into your child’s diet isn’t always easy.

That’s why we put together this list of kid-friendly juicing recipes. These 6 juices taste great and have loads of health benefits, so you can be proud of what your kid is sipping down.

6 juice recipes for kids

Note: Every healthy recipe is gluten-free and nut-free with no added sugar or sweetener. The total time to make each one, including prep, should be around 6-10 minutes.

The Best Juicer Recipes for Kids

Whether you’re juicing for a toddler, a 17-year old or any age in between, these fresh juice recipes will get them excited to consume fresh produce:

  1. OJ Citrus Cooler
  2. Mountain Doo Green Juice
  3. Apple Limeade
  4. Cherry Limeade
  5. Grape Lemon Pear Juice
  6. Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice

1. OJ Citrus Cooler

If you want to boost your youngin’s immune system in a tasty way, this easy recipe is for you.

We asked our in-house chef Ari to come up with a recipe that implemented high-in-Vitamin C produce like oranges and pineapple.

The result of his work is this Orange Juice Citrus Cooler, every major ingredient of which is rich in Vitamin C. The recipe also has some Vitamin A, potassium and magnesium. All of which support a healthy immune system.

vitamin c juice recipe on a white table with ginger

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Orange (peeled)
    7.33 oz (1 1/2 medium oranges)
  • Pineapple
    9 oz (1 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or 1/5 of a pineapple)
  • Lime
    0.66 oz (1/3 lime)
  • Ginger
    0.2 oz (1/2 inch piece of ginger root)
  • Carrot
    1.66 oz (3/4 medium carrot)

Directions:

  1. Wash produce thoroughly.
  2. Peel the orange and remove the green crown from the pineapple.
  3. Weigh out the ingredients.
  4. Remove end nubs from carrots and cut the pineapple small enough to fit in the grinder hopper/juicer.
  5. Quarter limes (peel on) and place in the press (if you have a juice press).
  6. Grind the remaining produce together and press. If you do not have a juice press, juice all of the ingredients together.  

Note: Does your kid like sweet potato pie? Try our Sweet Potato Pie Juice recipe!

2. Mountain Doo Green Juice

This “gateway” green juice recipe has the most vegetables of any recipe on this list.

Don’t call it a vegetable juice recipe, though, because the pineapple and apple juice do a lot of heavy lifting flavor-wise. Some think it tastes like a healthy version of Mountain Dew soda, which makes it the perfect kids recipe.

two glasses of cold pressed green juice surrounded by ingredients to make green juice recipe

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Green Apple
    8 oz (1 1/4 medium apple)
  • Kale (green)
    4 oz (2 cups kale)
  • Celery
    4 oz (2 1/2 medium stalks)
  • Pineapple
    3 oz (1/2 cup pineapple chunks)
  • Lemon
    0.9 oz (1/4 medium lemon)
  • Ginger
    0.8 oz (1 1/2 – 2 inch piece of ginger root)

Directions:

  1. Cut the base off of the celery and cut the pineapple into chunks. If using a Goodnature juice press, leave the skin on the pineapple. Peel the lemon if you prefer a lighter flavor.
  2. Wash the produce thoroughly.
  3. Juice all ingredients together.

3. Homemade Apple Limeade

99% of limeade recipes you’ll find online or in cookbooks are pretty much the same: lime juice, a few cups of sugar (or simple syrup), and a few cups of water. Maybe you’ll find one with a mint leaf or two thrown in.

This chef-made limeade recipe (and the Cherry Limeade recipe that follows) is different. Water and sugar are replaced by cucumber and fruit, respectively, resulting in a wellness-conscious version of limeade.

apple limeade juice recipe for kids two glasses on a table

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Lime
    1.66 oz (3/4 lime)
  • Red Apple
    4.2 oz (2/3 medium apple)
  • Green Apple
    6.2 oz (1 medium apple)
  • Cucumber
    1.4 oz (1/5 cucumber)
  • Green Grapes
    3.4 oz (20 grapes)
  • Spinach
    1.2 oz (1 cup spinach)

Directions:

If you have a cold-press juicer:

  1. Wash and weigh all produce.
  2. Zest the limes, placing the desired amount of zest right into your juice collection container, then quarter the limes and place directly into the press bag.
  3. Remove the grapes from the stems and grind the grapes, apple, cucumber, and spinach.
  4. Press.
  5. Serve over ice (optional).

If you do not have a cold-press juicer:

  1. Wash and weigh all produce.
  2. Zest the limes, placing the desired amount of zest right into your juice collection container, then juice the limes.
  3. Remove the grapes from the stems and juice the grapes, apple, cucumber, and spinach.
  4. Serve over ice (optional).

Note: If your kid likes this recipe, they’re sure to like our juicer-made Apple Lemonade!

4. Homemade Cherry Limeade

This tasty concoction was inspired by the famous cherry limeade at Sonic drive-ins.

We think this one tastes even better and, since it’s made from 100% cold-pressed juice, it’s better for you and your kids too. This veggie-fruit juice is high in calcium, rich in antioxidants and great for aiding weight loss efforts.

glass of sonic cherry limeade made from copycat recipe on a table

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Cherries (pitted)
    4.2 oz (1/2 cup cherries)
  • Lime
    1.3 oz (1 small lime)
  • Green Apple
    7.8 oz (1 1/6 medium apple)
  • Red Apple
    4.8 oz (2/3 medium apple)
  • Cucumber
    1 oz (1/10 cucumber)
  • Beetroot (red)
    0.3 oz (1/3 beet)
  • Nugget Ice (optional)
    1 cup (enough to fill your glass)

Directions:

  1. Wash produce thoroughly, scrubbing the beet(s) to remove the dirt. Remove the top ends of the beet(s).
  2. Weigh out the ingredients.
  3. Quarter the lime (leaving the skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lime and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. If you have a juice press, grind the remaining ingredients together and press.
  5. Put a straw in a tall glass, fill with nugget ice and add the juice.
  6. Garnish with a cherry and two lime wedges (optional).

5. Grape Lemon Pear Juice

Grape juice was one of our favorite beverages to gulp down as kids. There are few things better than chugging grape juice right out of the fridge.

If you’re like us, however, you stopped drinking processed juices and juice concentrates as you got older due to their abundance of preservatives, sugars, and high-fructose corn syrups.  

But there is an alternative: our crisp grape juice homemade with 100% whole foods!

grape juice juicer recipe

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Red Grapes
    9.5 oz (55 grapes)
  • Pear
    9.5 oz (1 1/2 medium pears)
  • Lemon
    0.49 oz (1/4 medium lemon)
  • Lavender (dried buds)
    0.1 oz (about 6 buds)

Directions:

  1. Wash and weigh the ingredients.
  2. Juice all ingredients together.
  3. Garnish with lavender stalks or lemon (optional).

6. Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’re already familiar with pumpkin juice. For those of you who aren’t, here’s a description of pumpkin juice from the Harry Potter wiki:

Pumpkin juice is a beverage made from pumpkins. Manufactured since 1837 by London Pumpkins & Sons, it is extremely popular in the wizarding world, particularly among the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Pumpkin juice is usually served iced and it is available on the Hogwarts Express. Also it is drunk on any occasion, such as for breakfast, lunch, feasts, and other special events.

Our chef pulled this recipe out of the fictitious world of Harry Potter and into the real world, making it healthy along the way.

harry potter pumpkin juice detail

Yield: 12 ounces (one serving). Yield may vary depending on the produce.

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin (peeled)
    6.4 oz (1 1/2 cups of pumpkin cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • Red Apple
    6.4 oz (1 medium apple)
  • Pear
    6.2 oz (1 medium pear)
  • Carrot
    2.35 oz (1 medium carrot)
  • Lemon
    0.55 oz (1/8 medium lemon)
  • Ginger
    0.2 oz (1/2 inch piece of ginger root)
  • Ground Cinnamon
    0.5 oz (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Ground Nutmeg
    0.166 oz (1/8 teaspoon)
  • Ground Clove
    1.66 oz (1/8 teaspoon)
  • Turmeric
    0.15 oz (1/8 teaspoon)

Directions:

  1. Peel and deseed the pumpkin, then cut it into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Peel the lemons.
  3. Juice all produce together.
  4. Whisk the spices into the juice.

Pro Tip: If you don’t have fresh pumpkin, you can mix pumpkin puree (1 oz per serving) into the finished juice. Stir before serving so the pumpkin puree doesn’t settle at the bottom of the glass.

Which of These Tasty Recipes will Your Kid Be Trying First?

Let us know in the comments below.

Juicing provides a wonderful opportunity to give your child the fresh produce they need in a form they actually like. We hope the recipes above will serve that purpose for you and your family.

Finally, here are two recipes that just missed making the top 6: Watermelon Lime Juice and Apple Ginger Carrot Juice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Note: Want to browse all of our chef-made juicing recipes? Check out our juicing recipes here!

 

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