2 Carrot Juice Recipes for Babies and Kids

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Looking for fresh carrot juice recipes for babies?

Trying to make some homemade juice for babies?

Want to try out some yummy carrot juice recipes for kids?

Here are the 2 delicious takes on carrot juice recipes for babies and kids.

carrot juice recipes for babiesAs a kid, I loved homemade carrot juice! I wasn’t one of those ideal kids who would eat everything that was offered.

I was the fussy when it came to eating anything. Well, not anything, only when the food in question was healthy. But she managed to give me carrot juice, by telling me that it is ‘Suntop’, a brand of packaged orange juice and luckily for her, I fell for it.

Carrots for kids? If you ask your pediatrician, he would suggest carrots in the list of first foods to offer to li’l one. While boiled and steamed veggies or veggy purees are more beneficial to your kiddo, a little juice occasionally isn’t so bad either as it provides variety and kids love it!

When can I start giving my child juices?

The answer is 6 months; the reason behind this is that your little munchkin’s nutritional needs are met by breast milk till 6 months.

Even after that, breast milk takes precedence over any other beverages and so intake of juices are to be limited.

Nutritional facts and benefits of carrots:

Here are the health benefits of carrots.

  • Good for the eyes:

Carrots contain Beta- carotene, which gives carrots their color. This is converted into vitamin A in our body.

Vitamin A is good for the eyes. Beta carotene is also an anti-oxidant.

  • Contains essential minerals:

Carrots contain iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sodium and small quantities of vitamin C.

  • Good source of fibre:

Being rich in fibre, carrots aid digestion and promote good bowel movement.

  • Strengthens immune system

Benefits of raisins

  • Helps in regularizing bowel movements and is good to treat constipation
  • High in iron
  • Contains minerals like magnesium and potassium

Benefits of sweet lime

  • Good source of vitamin C and thus helps in boosting the immune system.
  • Good for the digestive system.
  • Contains minerals required for the body.

2 Delicious carrot juice recipes for babies, toddlers and kids:

These humble carrot juices are filled with goodness. Pssss, these carrot juice recipes are not just for babies and kids, all you lovely mommas can have it too as it promises a host of goodness for you too! (It is said to slow the process of ageing due to the presence of anti- oxidants).

The best part about these healthy carrot juice recipes is that it is super easy to make.

#1. Carrot juice recipe

Here’s the plain carrot juice with the goodness of raisins.

Ingredients required

  • Carrots – 1
  • Water (boiled and cooled) – as required
  • Raisins (optional) – a few

Method

  1. Wash the carrots thoroughly.
  2. Peel them.
  3. Cut the carrot into small pieces. An inch or an inch and a half will do.
  4. Put the pieces into a blender, add a bit of water so that you can grind it well.
  5. Take the ground pulp and strain it through a sieve or a muslin cloth.
  6. Dilute the juice with water, especially if you are introducing it to their diet. The ratio should be 1 parts of juice to 3 parts of water. For older kids it can be equal amounts of juice and water.

Optional

  1. Puree raisins that were soaked overnight in water.
  2. Add this to the juice for added sweetness.

#2. Carrot and sweet lime juice recipe

A combo of sweet carrots and slightly tangy sweet lime, a treat for little taste buds.

carrot juice recipes for babiesIngredients required

  • Carrots – 1
  • Sweet lime – ½
  • Water (boiled and cooled) – as required
  • Raisins (optional) – a few

Method

  1. Prepare the carrot juice as mentioned above.
  2. Add the juice of half a sweet lime/ mosambi.
  3. Dilute as mentioned.
  4. Serve immediately.

Optional

  1. Add pureed raisins for added sweetness.

Important points to consider

  • Use fresh carrots.
  • Wash the carrots well to cleanse off the grime and pesticides.
  • Make only what will be consumed immediately and avoid keeping the left-over juice for later.
  • Avoid adding sugar to juices as they can harm your li’l one’s teeth.
  • Added sugar will also impede the ability of babies to savour and appreciate the taste of new foods, if you feel your baby doesn’t like the taste of a food that was newly introduced, wait for a few days and try feeding it again.
  • If you are using a juice extractor, you do not have to cut the carrot into small pieces.
  • Ensure that the blender and all the utensils used for making the juice have been cleaned properly.
  • I haven’t mentioned the exact amount of water to be added as the amount of juice will differ. Use the ratio 1:3.

You can also try the malta orange juice recipe for babies and kids.

Hope you like these carrot drink recipes and will try it out soon. It is easy and yet healthy! Let me know how you and your li’l one liked it.

Till then take care and happy mommying!

About Author

A stay at home mom for a feisty 19 month old named Ahaana, Chitra Santosh has rekindled her romance with words once again now. Though Arakkonam is her home, she can be seen migrating to Mavelikara, a quaint little town in Alappey during summers. Studies have shown that this has no connection with the migratory patterns of birds.

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