What’s The Healthiest Fruit Juice for Kids ?

It’s grapefruit juice.

Bugger!

Too tart for my kids.

Maybe I need to try it again… or mix it with orange juice?

 

healthy juice index

Fruit Juice Australia has created a Healthy Juice Index and is keen to get out some positive information about fruit juice.

Nutritionist and health scientist Kristen Beck says:

‘Fruit juice is a MUCH better option than so many drinks, especially the sports drinks on the market. It’s not the devil it’s sometimes made out to be nutritionally.’

‘Obviously the first drink of choice should be water, for everyone. But we’re encouraged to drink eight glasses a day and there’s nothing wrong with making one of those a glass of juice. 125ml of juice is the equivalent of 150g of fruit, it’s only lacking some of the fibre. Of course, it’s still all down to moderation.’

And I reckon, with my wiry, active children, a fruit juice is better than a biscuit or chocolate bar.

 

For me, the problem with fruit juice is….

Those blooming teenagers of mine just drink it all.

If it’s in the fridge, it’s gone in about a nanosecond. Annoying!

When the weather is hot, I sometimes buy some juice boxes and give them to the twins after school. They love juice and I love how it cools them down and makes them less feral on those boiling hot afternoons when they’re en route from school to the backyard pool. Do not pass go.

I also make my own whole fruit juices in the Thermomix. The texture of the juices is more foamy than squeezed juice, but I love them. My orange, carrot and ginger is great from the Thermomix. It makes terrific ice blocks too, especially with a banana and some yoghurt chucked in there.

 

Nudie vegetable and fruit juices

If I can get the kids to drink a fruit juice that’s mixed with some veggie juice then I am very happy with that.

Boys drink juices

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Are your family fruit juice fans?

Grapefruit too?

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

15 Comments

  • Reply November 17, 2012

    Mary Preston

    Hi, I’m always on the lookout for a healthier option.

  • Reply November 17, 2012

    Rachel

    My kids love juice, but we only ever buy apple or blackcurrant. I was really surprised to see that OJ had less sugar. Although we do always make half water/ half juice for the 3 and 5 year olds, and I use it like a cordial, so just a dash in soda water. The teenager drinks it straight, cos she’s tough like that.

    • Reply November 18, 2012

      Seana

      Yes, those teens are fearless when it comes to sculling juice!

  • Reply November 18, 2012

    Caroline Kelly

    There is Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. 🙂

    • Reply November 18, 2012

      Seana

      Now, I have never, ever tried that in my life. Will give it a whirl. Many thanks.

  • Reply November 23, 2012

    Amanda Elizabeth from Amanda's Mummy Jeans

    subscribed again sorry I forgot that I had already xxx

    My 3 kids love juice xxx

    • Reply November 23, 2012

      Amanda Elizabeth from Amanda's Mummy Jeans

      And my kids love OJ the best. Cant beat OJ xxx But they like all juice xxx

  • Reply November 23, 2012

    Adriannia drury

    it’s so good to see flavours out there other than OJ!

  • Reply November 25, 2012

    Melinda

    My hubby is crazy for a Nudie juice! Every time I go to the supermarket, he says…can you get me a juice? He can’t live without these.

  • Reply November 25, 2012

    Dianne Childs

    Signed up! My son loves apple and orange juices – I haven’t actually tried him on grapefruit juice!

    • Reply November 25, 2012

      Seana

      As another commenter said there’s also the ruby red grapefruit… which I’ve been meaning to buy but haven’t yet remembered to get it on the shopping list.

  • Reply November 26, 2012

    sam greenwald

    just as good as a cold beer very healthy

  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Trish

    I make my own juices at home and fruit (apple) always makes the vege taste better.

    • Reply November 29, 2012

      Seana

      I guess life is just like that, isn’t it, we all love a little sweetness to help the veggies go down. I don’t have a proper juicer but my sister swears by hers.

  • Reply November 30, 2012

    tammie weier

    my kids love apple and mango mixed

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