I have decided to show you three of my most popular juice drinks for those days when the kids need a little pep up and cooling down at the same time. They are easy to make for or with the kids!
Fizzing Fruity Summer Punch – Summer Juices
This is a perfect thirst quencher and is ideal for youngsters to serve themselves with as well. You can either squeeze your own juice or just buy shop bought juice for easiness.
500ml Fresh Orange Juice
500ml Fresh Apple Juice
500ml sparkling water
500ml Mango or Pineapple Juice
Preparation the Day Before:
Fill an ice cube tray with the mango or pineapple juice and pop into the freezer.
Put the other juices and sparkling water into the fridge to cool.
On the Day:
Cut the lemon and lime into slices.
Slice the strawberries.
Place the cut fruit into a large bowl or large pitcher and add the fruit juices.
Add the sparkling water to give it a little fizz.
Finish by popping the fruit juice ice cubes.
These are also ideal for barbecues or picnics for grown-ups who are wanting a non-alcoholic drink.
Banana and Berry Summer Smoothies – Summer Juices
A delicious and packed full of goodness which will give youngsters an energy boost as well as quenching their thirst during the warmer months.
Frozen or Fresh Mixed Berries
2 Ripe Bananas
1 Grated Carrot
(2 ice cubes if NOT using frozen berries)
How to Make it:
Take a blender and add the grated carrot, berries and peeled bananas. If you are using fresh berries then do not forget to add the ice cubes as well.
Switch on until all the ingredients are fully blended.
Serve immediately in a glass with a straw.
If your smoothie is too thick then add some water, fresh apple juice or coconut water.
If you have spare smoothie left over then pour into an ice lolly maker or an ice cube tray. Freeze and have as a cold treat!
Green Meanie – Summer Juices
These are great for getting kids to drink their ‘greens’ when it is summer and they are not wanting to eat cooked vegetables. Tell them it will give them green tongues and teeth!
Fresh Mint Leaves
How to Make it:
Peel and de stone the avocado before chopping into pieces.
Grate the carrot and the cucumber.
Chop the fresh mint leaves.
Either pop into a blender or push the ingredients through a sieve.
Add the cranberry juice.
Serve with a straw and a smile!
It can take a little experimentation getting the Green Meanie to suit your kids taste. Try orange juice instead of cranberry juice. Or try watermelon instead of cucumber. The whole idea is to try to get some of the ‘green stuff’ into them when they may not want to eat cooked greens during the hot summer months!
I hope you enjoy making and trying out some of our Awesome Summer Juice Recipes and would love to hear more about your favourites too!
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