As I’ve mentioned in previous baby food posts, now that Darlington’s a regular solids eater, we started incorporating fruits and vegetables into our weekly menu, including juices. The fun thing about this new method is that it’s reintroduced me to some fruits and vegetables that often get left off my short list.
Along with her usual favorites, I make it a point to introduce her to a new fruit or vegetable each week. I want her tiny palate to get used to a variety of tastes, and eventually as she gets older, I’d like her to be amenable to trying new cuisines. I cannot wait to travel with our little Honey Girl so she can do just that.
As for right now, mommy’s little helper and part-time sous chef has the job of placing the juicing items into the juicer tube so mom can squash them down and make a ton of noise, which brings laughter and squeals. This juice in particular is filled with a few of her favorites like parsnips and carrots.
How about your littles? What are their faves?
- 1 large bunch of carrots—excellent source of vitamin A
- 1 large bunch of parsnips—great source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium
- 1 pineapple—great for anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits
- 5 oranges—antioxidant protection and rich in vitamin C
- 1 sliver of ginger—great for nausea, circulation, gastrointestinal relief, and reduces and prevents inflammation
- Wash carrots, parsnips, pineapple, oranges, and ginger.
- Peel carrots, parsnips, oranges, and sliver of ginger.
- Cut pineapple into juicing size pieces and take off the outer skin.
- Toss ingredients into juicer and activate.
- Stir and serve.