Vegetable Juice for Baby and Hamilton Beach Blender Giveaway

veggie juice babyAre you looking for some toddler and baby friendly vegetable juice recipes? No masking  the veggies with fruits because she eats way too many fruits as it is. We’ve hit the toddler stage where eating veggies are a no go and while I’ve been sneaking in veggies in juice for a while I have no time for the juicer anymore . Cleaning it up and dealing with the pulp is a royal pain in the @$$! Which is why I’ve started blending things and it works for both, Little Monkey and Baby Boy. Since we’re in the steaming and puree stage for Baby Boy I’m sneaking in all sorts of veggies! Below are some of our popular combos right now and you have the chance the win one of two Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blenders (Canadians only)! You need a good blender for these drinks so that you have minimal pulp. If you do end up with pulp or ‘stringy bits’, strain the juice using a tea strainer before you pour it into their sippy cups. That way you’ll avoid all talk of  ‘there’s yucky stuff in my cup’ or ‘my cup is not working! It’s stuck’.


Disclosure : Hamilton Beach provided the blenders for the giveaway but as always, opinions are totally mine!


The combos below work well for pureed meals for the baby and diluting it with water makes juice for the toddler! Some days I sneak half of it for Baby Boy’s lunch by adding in some quinoa for texture. Little Monkey gets the juice version and she doesn’t complain because of the sweetness from the sweeter veggies masks the bitter greens. We’ve just started giving ‘juice’ to Baby Boy so he’s getting a taste of these in liquid form as well. Please note that if you blend as soon as you steam, the drink may still be warm. Add cold water if you plan to serve immediately.


IMG_20140108_112757 (Custom)Beets, Spinach and Sweet potato : Steam one beet, two large stalks of spinach and half a sweet potato. Blend and then dilute with water to your liking. I usually add two cups of water to this concoction.


Carrots, Kale and Peas : Steam a handful of baby carrots, a cup of kale and a cup of peas. Blend with a cup of water. Peas are the hardest to puree since the skins can never be fully pureed so this is one I always have to strain.


Butternut Squash, Celery and Cabbage : Steam a  large chunk of the squash (about 5 inches in diameter), two stalks of celery and three large cabbage leaves before blending with two cups of water. I’ve had some batches where the celery completely blends but then there are days where you can see a bunch of strings floating around. If you see that definitely strain before giving it to the little ones.


Cucumber, Red Bell Pepper and Pumpkin : Steam a large chunk of pumpkin ( about the size of your palm) and half way through add a bell pepper (no seeds) and large cucumber. These two don’t need to be steamed for long (probably about ten minutes). Blend with two cups of water.


Note that you can always add in some gin, vodka or rum to these recipes to take them up a notch for the adults and with or without these additions, they freeze nicely for some popsicles to cool you down this summer.


You may also enjoy these juice combos we shared when Little Monkey was 8 months!


veggie juice babyAlright here’s the fun part! Two winners will each win one of these Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blenders! Go for it!


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  • Richard Bloom
    July 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    We’re big fans of smoothies in our house — but our old blender just can’t handle them any more. I’m curious about integrating more veggies into our drinks and soups…and whether a more-powerful blender will allow us to do this.

  • Andrea Janzen
    July 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love adding Kale from my garden to any fruit blend!

  • Kurt
    July 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    It’s all about the green juice and smoothies. Get those kiddies used to a balance of sweet and savory early.

  • Vickie Cheung
    July 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Cucumber, green apple, green pepper, bitter melon and lemon

  • charityk
    July 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    spinach cucumber and berries

  • Angela Mitchell
    July 31, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I love carrot and berry blends.

  • nicolthepickle
    July 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I really like carrots, orange and grapefruit together.

  • Maggie K.
    July 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Beets and berries are a nice combo.

  • Holly Wright
    July 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Cucumber melon and kale with lemon

  • tasha may
    July 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I love adding carrots and kale

  • Wayne
    August 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Tomatoes, carrots, celery, a bit of onion – all fresh from the garden

  • Edmond
    August 1, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    When I can afford it, I luv apple, pears, beets, celery. . Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity

  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I make green smoothies… with whatever I have available and almond milk or yogurt

  • Athena
    August 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I make green smoothies with whatever I have in the house, with yogurt or almond milk

  • charityk
    August 1, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    i love using coconut milk when i blend a smoothie…it makes the fruit/veggie combos taste like icecream

  • Amy Heffernan
    August 2, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Oranges and pineapple!

  • Crystal
    August 2, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I like kale, cucumber, carrots, celery,, lemon and a bit of watermelon.

  • joanne
    August 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    strawberries, raspberries and spinich makes a great smoothie

  • Elizabeth Matthiesen
    August 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    cucumber, berries and oranges are my favourites

  • melanie borhi
    August 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Carrot and pineapple

  • Edith
    August 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love carrots and oranges

  • May
    August 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My favourite combo is cucumber, green apple, green pepper, bitter melon and lemon!

  • Holly
    August 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Peach, Banana & Mango smmoothies are my fave!

  • seham merzib
    August 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

    carrots and apple

  • Belinda McNabb
    August 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    pineapple and strawberries, yummy combo

  • Tracey
    August 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    spinach, kiwi & pear

  • Karla Sceviour
    August 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    carrots,oranges,and strawberries

  • Karla Sceviour
    August 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    carrots and strawberries

    August 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I love cucumber, carrots and apple

  • ivy pluchinsky
    August 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    mango and pineapple

  • ginette4
    August 3, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Carrots and good

  • Lee-Ann
    August 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    strawberry, banana and carrot

  • heidi c.
    August 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I like to make shakes and smoothies with berries, flax/chia seeds, almond milk, protein powder, nut butter and greens.

  • Darlene Schuller
    August 5, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Celery, carrots, tomato !!

  • jessica eapen
    August 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    carrot, apple, and ginger!

  • Marlene V (Enelram)
    August 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    strawberries, raspberries and carrots

  • Jenness M
    August 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I love cucumber pear!

  • Natalie
    August 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    carrots, beets and kale – with blueberries

  • Tracy
    August 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    spinach, kale, and carrot

  • Eldon
    August 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Kale and spinach

  • Stephanie LaPlante
    August 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I like adding cucumber to my fruit smoothies

  • Anne Taylor
    August 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Beets, green apple and pear!

  • Suzie M
    August 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    spinach , avacado cucumbers & celery

  • loucheryl
    August 10, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I just love to mix cantaloupe and cucumber!

  • Glenda
    August 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    carrot juice and strawberry juice

  • Silvia D
    August 11, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I like carrots,kale,bananas and berries

  • Jane Reid Gray
    August 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Love Celery lime and Peach.

  • Aly Insco
    August 13, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Smoothies are delicious!

  • will
    August 13, 2014 at 2:06 am

    kale and carrots

  • kim Tanti
    August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Every morning I have spinach,berries,flax,hemp,chia and coconut water.

  • Elizabeth Carson
    August 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Having begun my weight loss journey (yes, I’m calling it the most corny thing possible) I am drawn to smoothies. I love the fact that you can throw any vegetables you want in there and their taste will be masked by the fruit ingredients. I personally love to put a banana in and some berries and then add as much spinach in there as will fit. The down side? My blender, though it cost a hundred dollars, sucks. I mean it cannot blend things on its own. If I’m adding seeds or oats to my smoothie I have to pulverize them in my food processor first – not exactly the quickest go-to breakfast. Then there’s the fact that while I can’t taste vegetables like spinach once there in there (did I mention I hate vegetables?) the fact that my blender does not blend well means that I still have the texture of it as it ends up as tiny hunks of green. Try sucking that up a straw – it’s a work out in and of itself. My blender is more of a stirrer, it can mix my smoothie ingredients but it can’t actually make a smoothie smooth, they’re more of a soup. Needless to say I am crossing my fingers that I can win this blender, I’ve heard such great things about it – thanks for offering this giveaway!!

    • Yashy
      August 13, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Ah! I feel your pain. I’ve been there!

  • Rosanne Robinson
    August 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I love blending cucumbers, spinach and carrots in almond milk

  • debra l
    August 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    spinach, and mixed berries

  • Rick F
    August 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    cucumber, ginger or basil

  • Mike Gismondi
    August 14, 2014 at 12:03 am

    peach and mango!

  • Nena Sinclair
    August 14, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I love carrot, pineapple and ginger!

  • M james
    August 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Spinach, bananas & black cherries

  • Yuen C
    August 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Kale and spinach

  • Andrea Amy
    August 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I don’t have a favourite. I’m not a fan of vegetable juice, but as long as the juice tastes like fruit I’m good, so I guess I would choose a mild vegetable with a strong fruit like orange or berries.

  • Krista M
    August 17, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Avacado, carrot & cucumber!

  • Maggie C
    August 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    spinach, kale, cucumbers and strawberries + chia seeds.

  • Michelle P
    August 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Peach and Mango

  • Michelle P
    August 17, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Mango & Peach

  • Jody D
    August 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I love carrots, bananas and kale to mix

  • Amy
    August 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I make smoothies every morning with protein powder and bananas

  • Carol M (Lushka S)
    August 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I like kale and cucumbers

  • Valerie Mallette
    August 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Tomato, celery, basil and carrots

  • Robyn Bellefleur
    August 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I love using all orange veggies and fruits together, carrots, oranges, sweet potatoes.

  • angela m
    August 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I love carrots and strawberries

  • angela m
    August 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I like carrots and strawberries

  • mrdisco
    August 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    celery & carrots

    October 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Just love how you can sneak stuff in with blender drinks

  • Nate
    November 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Oranges and apples

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