Juicing for a Sick Kid

This week, I have been Juicing for a Sick Kid. The little person of the house has had a cough and I think, a developing cold all week. I sometimes struggle to get fluids in her to compensate for her being sick, but I find Juicing is something she will always accept. I am mindful that this is a lot of sugar, and not a lot of fiber, so we really don’t make a habit of it. I feel good about it really.

So we use the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor with these little bags.   With this set up, the dried or semi dry materials are pretty easy to clean up.

Over the past few weeks, we have been getting fruit and vegetables from  CSA, and we have a lot of things I have been lazy to cook or prepare. The juice is an easy way to clean out the fridge and not waste the goodies we have.


Juicing for a Sick Kid has looked like this:

Day 1

2 long carrots

2 ripe pears

Ginger chunk


A few sprigs of parsley


Day 2

2 green apples

A few sprigs of parsley

Chunk of ginger

2 celery stalks

A small Satsuma orange ( no peels)


Day 3

A beet

1 carrot

1 pear

Ginger chunk

A small Satsuma orange ( no peels)

A few sprigs of parsley



Each of those make a small serving of juice in a coffee cup for me and the short person. It is about a full coffee cup for each recipe, depending on the size of the materials you use. The kid inhaled all of these juices in seconds. I do encourage this, since they are pretty thick if you let them sit and separate.

She may be on the weird side, but she asked for more beets last night. We were out, so we need to shop for a few more, I guess.

As for me, I am not a huge fan of greens in my juices, even though I know the value of them. I could not taste the parsley at all. I COULD taste the celery in the  Day 2 juice, but it was nice in that blend. I have some chard and I am considering using it tonight with some apples. Apparently it is the new kale.

I am not a fan of juiced kale.. so hopefully that will not be true. HA!

Juicing for a Sick Kid is pretty easy though. Try it!