How to get your toddler to eat beets starting with beet juice!

How to get your toddler to eat beets!

The other day at the farmers market, I noticed a vendor with multiple fresh squeezed juices.  When I saw the beet juice, it was like a light bulb went off.  My thoughts were that if my son drank beet juice, then he will get past the taste of beets and eventually eat beets!

I try everything to make sure that my son will like all foods.  So here is what we did…

 

How to get your toddler to eat beets!

How to get your toddler to eat beets starting with beet juice!First, we gave him a mixture of beet juice, coconut water and fresh ginger.  To our delight, he drank it so fast he almost quit breathin

Second, we had him try a simple version…  Blended beets with water.  That’s right – I stuck half of a beet into my blender and added nothing but water.  He did not like that very much, so I added a tiny bit of brown sugar to sweeten it a bit.  He chugged it.

Finally, we gave him just the blended beet and water and he drank it – no brown sugar needed.

Now that he tolerates the blended beet water, we can move onto actual beets.  (If this works, I will update the blog).  Parenting is about trial and error.  Until then, I will consider half of a raw beet to be a small mommy win!

NOTE:  We blend instead of juicing.  This preserves all of the beneficial fiber.

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