All parents want to give them babies the freshest food they can for an easy digestion and a good healthy development.
It can be greatly rewarding to know that you, as a parent, can produce that kind of healthy home-made food using masticating juicers available on the market.
How old does my baby need to be for juicing?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends avoiding feeding babies younger than six months with fruit or veggie juices. Only in severe cases of constipation, this can be allowed, and even then, you need to consult the expert opinion of a medic. Generally, after eight months you can start feeding your baby homemade vitamin-filled juices.
Are there any risks to juicing?
Of course, the metabolism of a baby is a lot more different than that of an adult. Babies have different
systems that need developing, and nutrition is vital to their growth and development. Feeding your baby with too much juice can cause dental problems, as juices are very rich in fructose, but in this case, we recommend switching
to veggie juice, and then slowly add to the diet fruit juice. It is very important not to overfeed your baby with this diet, and the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends a maximum quantity of 120 ml each day. Make sure you watch out for any signs of allergy in the first days you start feeding your baby with juices.
Prepare your own baby’s food
You don’t have to shop anymore for the processed baby foods you find lying around on the counters of your
supermarkets. Some of them are high in water content, and thus they have added considerable amounts of starch thickeners. More than this, they’re rich in additives, artificial preservatives, and low-grade ingredients. You can skip all of these by using slow masticating juicers, which is also a lot cheaper and a lot healthier for your child. After you have processed the juices in the masticator, dilute them with water. We recommend diluting one part of juice in three parts of water for toddlers, and one part juice to ten parts of water for younger children.
What foods can I make with a masticator juicer?
You can make purees, mashed baby foods, from various vegetables and fruits. You can cook the vegetables and then throw them in the juicer with the blank juicing screen. Anything from apples, peaches, mangoes, to carrots, yam, squash, or broccoli can work wonders for your baby’s diet if they are thrown in the juicer. You can mix the cooked vegetables with the fruit, and make a nutritious home-made paste that gives a superior nutritional boost to your baby’s diet.
How do I prepare the food?
Before using the masticator juicer, wash your fruit and vegetables thoroughly before you process them, to be sure any impurities are eliminated. We recommend buying organic products only. Be sure to remove all the skins from the fruits, and any seeds or stems that come with them. This is very important, as it not only they jam your masticator, but they also add a bitter taste to your baby’s food. Replace the blank plate of your juicer with a mesh plate, and you’re ready to prepare a fresh, delicious meal for your child. Avoid using the microwave, because you don’t want to feed your baby irradiated food, do you? The simple steps to cooking a mineral-rich delicious food for your baby are:
And that’s it! You’ve prepared a delicious and nutritious meal for your offspring.
Juicers For The Win
You can change the masticator from juicer to grinder, thus giving you more possibilities in cooking foods for your children. You can make various purees, fruit-sorbets, and other things. You can expand on the recipes with your imagination, make variations on the recipes you find online and experiment in whole new ways with your juicer.
Juicing in a Wrap
Instead of buying bad quality processed baby foods in jars, made from non-organic fruits and veggies, choose to make your own healthy foods for your toddlers using your masticating juicer. It’s easy to use, multi-functional, and the benefits are endless. Your baby will become familiar in a short time with the food and will love it! Slowly incorporate into its diet juicing, and he will eventually develop a healthy attitude over time for fruit and veggie juices. Just be careful how you prepare the food using your masticator, and see the magic unravel in your child’s eyes when he sips the first taste.