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!

HB_Juicer

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.

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Author: cbeckley

I am a web/graphic/logo designer who develops websites in XHTML/CSS, knows SEO and dables in CAD & 3D Modeling. Since moving to Portland, my family and I have become more aware of the junk put into our bodies. Now we are striving to eat more organic, natural products without so many additives, preservatives and junk. We’re not perfect and we’re not snobs. We will sometimes eat bad food that we know has junk in it, but we are striving to better ourselves a little at a time. This blog is going to be about the different ways we eat and live healthier and some of the interesting facts that we find out about foods and junk around us.

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