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Hulk Out with Green Juice

Green Juice

This may sound crazy, but have you ever given your preschooler spinach and ginger in a drink?  What about carrots and celery? Until recently I was convinced that the munchkin would not drink something green, but I was wrong. In fact, these days his favorite breakfast drink is his “Hulk Juice,” which he named after The Incredible Hulk from The Avengers. (My husband got the munchkin a kid’s comic book subscription.)

Green Juice

What is Hulk Juice you wonder? It’s green juice! This particular version is a slight variation of Giada’s “Rise and Shine” juice and it’s made with spinach, celery, ginger, apples, carrots and lemon. You chop up the ingredients, stick them in a juicer, press the juicing button and voila!, a tasty and healthy beverage. I started making it for myself after watching “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and when the munchkin showed an interest because of the color I let him take a sip. He loved it! Pretty soon we were drinking “Hulk Juice” together. :) Sometimes he flexes his muscles in between sips, which cracks me up. He says he’s getting strong like a superhero.

As you can probably guess, the only ‘bad’ thing about this drink is that you do need a juicer to make it. But that doesn’t have to be a barrier because you can get a pretty decent juicer without busting the bank. We have a Breville Compact 700-Watt Juicer that I purchased for about $120 and now it’s $99 on Amazon. Not cheap, but definitely worth it. Because hey, the munchkin is drinking SPINACH and he’s happy about it yo.

Now if only I could get the hubs to drink it?

Hulk Out with Green Juice
 
One of my preschooler's favorite drinks and a great way to include veggies with your meal.
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Ingredients
  • Two handfuls of baby spinach (about 1½ cups)
  • 2 sticks celery, ends trimmed off
  • 2 large apples, cored
  • ½ a lemon
  • 3 large carrots, ends trimmed off
  • Ginger root, peeled and cut into a cube about 1 to 1½ inches
Instructions
  1. Wash and prepare your ingredients. Put them in your juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions. Juice. Pour over ice and enjoy. :)

 

About the Author
I'm a work-at-home mom and entertainment director for my son, a.k.a. The Munchkin. When we aren't doing art, singing songs or making something tasty in the kitchen we enjoy listening to podcasts and exploring the outdoors. I'm also slightly obsessed with coffee and love to knit. :)
  1. Seanna Lea

    I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It was eye opening, but I am happy (without a juicer) just eating my vegetables.

    • Ari

      Even the guy in that movie stopped exclusively juicing after he was healthy. I believe he now just uses it as a beverage and eats his veggies with regular meals. For us, we have never done “juicing.” But I do enjoy making green drinks for the munchkin since it’s one of the only ways to get him to eat his veggies in the winter. (During the warm months he’s happy to eat veggies from his garden!)