Juicing and Carrot Juice Pancakes for Our 3 Year Old
My wife wants to start having fresh juice as a way to supplement meals from time to time when she doesn’t want to eat anything heavy, so we bought the fairly inexpensive Hamilton Beach HealthSmart Juice Extractor. We bought a bunch of organic fruits and vegetables and started making juices out of pineapples, apples, oranges, strawberries, carrots and beets. We also figured it would be a fantastic way to get our 3 year old daughter to get more vegetables, since we can sneak in some carrot and beet juice in a pineapple juice mix and she won’t even know it’s there!
In fact I got the idea to start mixing vegetable juices like carrot and beet into recipes. Today I mixed carrot, pineapple, apple, strawberry and substituted some water in pancake mix with the juice. I also added some of the pulp from the pulp catcher into the pancakes as well. My daughter and I thought that they turned out fantastic and I was able to feed her carrot juice in a tasty treat that she gobbled up! I plan on putting carrot and beet juice into more recipes in the future.
I can’t wait for the Farmer’s Markets to start up again soon and we can buy fresh, in season fruits and veggies for our juice.