Kiwi Pineapple Punch

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This refreshing juice is just what you need this season. A perfect drink for the family. 

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When it comes to serving juices to toddlers, we are generally out of choices. What we have is just the store bought juices that are filled with sugar and preservatives. Making a fresh homemade, juice is always a great idea. Today I have come up with this refreshing drink for all the kids starting from toddlers. It has all the fruity goodness of kiwi, pineapple, grapes and apple. I have added few fresh mint leaves to give it a nice minty touch. This drink will surely be a keeper for this spring and summer season. For moms and dads, I have a version for you too so keep reading.

Kiwi, also known as Chinese gooseberry is indeed a nutritious fruit for babies. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folate. Kiwi does not cause allergy, but it is acidic in nature. The acidity of the fruit may prompt mouth rashes and possibly rashes on the bottom. So I introduced my daughter to Kiwi after she was 1-year-old. Kiwi is a very good source of dietary fiber and is loaded with antioxidants. They can be introduced to babies as early as 8 months. If the baby tolerates this fruit well, it can be mixed with bananas or avocados to reduce its acidic nature.

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Pineapple is another fruit which is acidic and can cause a rash to babies. So it’s best to introduce raw pineapple after baby’s 1-year birthday. My daughter tolerated almost all the fruits well, so I introduced her to cooked pineapple at the age of 10 months.They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and they protect the immune system. Mint acts as a flavoring agent here. It gives a fresh minty taste to this drink.  Mint is an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and copper. It soothes tummy aches and works as an anti-microbial and anti-cancer agent.

Make this beautiful fruit juice for your little ones and for yourself. For the adult version, strain the solid, add some vodka along with ice cubes and enjoy this drink.

Kiwi Pineapple Punch
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Toddler food
Serves: 2
 
Toddler's version of a refreshing fruit punch.
Ingredients
  • 6 green grapes
  • 5 pineapple pieces (frozen)
  • 4 oz organic apple juice
  • 4 oz water
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small kale leaf (optional)
Instructions
  1. Scoop the kiwi flesh and add it to a blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend it well. Run this through a strainer.
  3. Pour it into a glass and Serve.
Notes
You can skip straining the solids, I usually do to give some more fiber to my daughter.
You can use sugar instead of honey to adjust sweetness.
You can add some more mint leaves to this drink for older kids and adults, if you wish to.

Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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16 comments

    • Deepika says:

      Kelly, I am so glad to know that you enjoy the recipes. It makes all the efforts worthwhile. Yes, this recipe can be a summer treat for you and your toddler as well.

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