I'm generally not a fan of fruit juices, especially not for kids (sorry Jack LaLanne fans). While there are some nutritional benefits associated with cold-pressed juicing, fruity beverages in general are one of the easiest ways to take in too many unfulfilling calories, even if they seem to be the healthiest kind. And even though the sugars are often derived from whole food sources, when you chuck the fiber you end up with one problem-
- after a brief sugar high, your kids are h-angrier than a baby bear coming out of hibernation.
Now I do believe that drinking those fruits and veggies can be a good way to get in a few extra servings, especially when it comes to kids who are anti-all-things-green. As opposed to juices, smoothies keep the fiber, something that's critical when it comes to balancing out the release of sugars from fruit juices into those little bodies.
But what if you drop off your kid at sun up and don't have time to make a smoothie everyday? And even if you do, has anyone really found a good way to pack a liquified spinach/spirulina/pineapple/banana concoction in a lunchbox?Read More