Orange and Pineapple Juice

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A few weeks back, we went to Scottsdale Culinary Festival. It was a six-day festival, that offered a diverse menu of luxurious dinners, themed cocktail parties. They had a signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic, featuring 50 restaurants, chef demonstrations, live bands and specialty tasting venues. It was a fun family event. There, I had this Orange-Pineapple shaved ice, which was really good. My little toddler enjoyed it too. So, I thought of using these two flavors for a fresh summer drink. For today’s recipe,  I have mixed pieces of orange and pineapple and added a little mint to it. It turned out to be a fresh summer drink for the whole family.

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Oranges are best known for its high amount of vitamin C. It is also a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin B1, copper, potassium, and calcium. They have antioxidants which protect the immune system along with various other health benefits. I introduced my daughter to citrus fruits after she turned 1. It is usually said that acid in citrus fruits can cause diaper rashes or mouth rashes. So use caution and talk to your Pediatrician, before introducing it to children below 1 year of age. 

Pineapple is yet 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 too. 

I have added mint to this juice. Mint acts as a flavoring agent here. It gives a fresh minty taste to this drink, which I loved. 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.

Let your children enjoy this drink on a hot summer day. For parents, add your favorite liquor and enjoy it.

Orange and Pineapple Juice
Recipe Type: Drinks
Cuisine: Toddler Food
Author: DeepikaH
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Serves: 1
Orange and Pineapple Juice. A refreshing summer drink.
Ingredients
  • 1 orange (peeled and cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple cubes (frozen, 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup water.
Instructions
  1. Gather all the ingredients in a blender and give it a churn.
  2. Strain the juice and get rid of the pulp if any.
  3. Pour it in a glass and Serve immediately.
Notes
I serve this juice without straining to my daughter, just to add more fiber to her drink.[br]Since this recipe has honey in it, do not give this juice to babies below 1-year-old. [br]If you wish to give, then omit honey from the recipe.[br]Enjoy this drink fresh. Storing will turn it bitter.

Important Note:

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

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Looking for summer-friendly recipes. Try these:

Cucumber with Yogurt and Dill

Kiwi Pineapple Punch 

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18 comments

  1. Emily says:

    Totally bookmarking this. I have a 3-week old baby right now but definitely want to give her the healthiest diet I can when she moves beyond just breastmilk! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Brooke Knipp says:

    I used to love drinking pineapple juice out of these little cans my grandma always had at her house. I haven’t had it in years. This sounds like such a great combination, and I love the idea of the mint addition. We have mint growing in our backyard, so I love finding ideas for where to use it. Thanks!

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