It is hard for kids to eat healthy foods. Most of them don’t like the idea of eating vegetables and fruits. What they want is red meat, oily foods, and junk foods. When it comes to drinks, they would want to have soda. That’s why as parents, it is our responsibility to nourish them with healthy foods. But the question is, how will we do this? Here is a recipe I’ve got from super healthy kids.
Step 1) I found snow cone cups. This step alone was the only reason my kids wanted to try one. They loved them! You can find them anywhere they sell snow cone supplies.
Step 2) We took a cereal box in order to make a snow cone holder. The box should be somewhat deep, in order to hold them. Cut circles out of the top by tracing a bottle cap (like a pill bottle). Then let your kids decorate the box with paint or paper.
Step 3) Juice fruits and or vegetables! We chose
- 1 beet and 1 strawberry for red.
- 1 orange for a yellowish color
- 1 yam plus 1 carrot for orange.
- 1 celery stalk and 1 green apple for green.
Step 4) Put juices in a small squeeze bottle (I buy these by the kitchen gadgets or the cake decorating supplies)
Step 5) Shave the ice! I put a few handfuls of ice into a good blender, and it literally came out like snow!
Step 6) Let your kids squeeze on the juice! Beets and yams may not sound like a delicious smoothie combo, but it was interesting how willing these kids were to eat them. The flavor is pretty subtle anyway, with the ice being so overwhelming. It’s definitely not the same as DRINKING Beet juice! the only trouble I had was with the celery/apple. It came out a little too thick for our taste. My juicer does not have a filter to really strain enough of the pulp.
I highly recommend that you try this one. It is fun and your kids will love it! This is a great bonding way during weekends!