Tuesday, August 10, 2010


We've been juicing this summer, and the kids love it.  It's the only kitchen task they do together that doesn't include arguing, because the tasks are so perfectly divided.  Reed puts the veggies or fruit into the chute, and Skyler presses the plunger down.  Teamwork!
We use all kinds of mixes including:  carrots, apples, lemons, nectarines, pears, cucumber, melons, and whatever else we have in the fridge.  I took these photos before we left for Michigan when we were cleaning out the fridge, and we used up all of our produce. 

If you remember from the post about green lemonade, we don't put greens in our juicer because our juicer isn't that good, and you end up with a few drops of juice for a handful of greens.  So, if we want our juice green (we do!) we just throw the juice into the blender with a few handfuls of spinach or kale.  This batch wasn't green because we didn't have any, but it did include cucumber, watermelon, carrot, lemon, and apple. 

In other veggie news, my genius child Skyler told Reed that broccoli "has strawberries on the inside" and now he eats it.  I fully support this tall tale. 
By the way, this is a typical meal for the kids around here. (seen here, turkey burger, raspberries and broc).  I look forward to the day that they don't freak out if their food is mixed; they require separate piles.


Natalie said...

I'm 26 and I still require separate piles. I'll mix by choice, but it needs to be in its own place when I start in.

fussy eater said...

Me too! I can't stand it if the food touches! lol

Tiercy said...

My kids wouldn't touch the broccoli if I paid them. I still serve it with hope. =)