Let’s juice it – Part 1. Adding vegetables and fruit to a fussy three year old’s diet.


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A three year old fussy child = a vegetable and fruit avoider.

A three year old highly allergic fussy child = a voluntary carnivore.

So how do you get a three year old carnivore to devour fruit and vegetables? You make juice – bright, colourful juice. And then you give it a name. Like:

red milk

James’ Juice (think Thomas the Thank Engine)

or simply,

red apple juice.

This Sweet Red juice is packed full of good stuff – potassium, manganese, vitamins A, C, K, folate, etc., etc.

But I have to admit, Kai hated the first batch of veggie juice I made. It was the consistency – the fine grain texture that leaves you wondering whether you just drank a food or ate a drink.

I have learnt now to strain my juices and keep the mushy stuff for bolognese sauces, another great hiding place for veggies. The result is a beautiful ‘clean’ juice that is delightful to drink – even for a highly allergic fussy three year old carnivore.



Sweet red

Serves 3-4
Prep time 5 minutes
Dietary Top 8 allergen free
Meal type Beverage
By author Juanita Sanganithy
A delicious and nutritious juice to enjoy daily. As you become an expert juicer, reduce the apples to just one.


  • 2 Red apples (quartered, seeds removed)
  • 1 Beetroot (peeled)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Mint leaf
  • 2 cups Cold water


Step 1. (Optional) Steam peeled beetroot or cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Step 2. Wash apples, carrot and mint leaf thoroughly. Put all ingredients through your juicer or Thermomix (or similar food processor).
Step 3. Pour the juice through a cheese cloth and set the pulp aside. (I prefer to use the pulp in bolognese sauces).
Step 4. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an air tight bottle.

June 9, 2014 Permalink
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