Little Miss Green makes fresh juice!

littlemissgreenIf you remember, we highlighted the Philips Avance juicer recently. Philips kindly sent us one to support Heart Month.

I had a go at making a ‘red juice‘ of apple, carrot and beetroot and was amazed how good it tasted.

I LOVE beetroot, but I’ve only ever eaten it cooked. I tend to roast it in the oven with butter and garlic. Oh, and grate it into cakes 😉

However, even juiced I really enjoyed the taste and in case you’re not aware, beetroot is a true superfood, known to help the body rid itself of anaemia and even cancer.

Little Miss Green was enthralled by the juicer; no sooner have you popped your fruit and vegetables in, than you’re guzzling back the most amazing tasting drink known to man, woman or child.

So she wanted to roll up her sleeves and have a go at making her own ‘red juice’. More recently she’s been wanting to make her own simple meals and what better start to the day than freshly prepared juice packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?

The question is, can a juicer be so simple to use that a ten year old can manage it alone? Watch the video above to find out!

The machine kind of has a life of its own, but LMG copes beautifully!

Should I put in a disclaimer to cover myself? Probably.

Ok then, we at Little Green Blog do not recommend you allow children under the age of 16 to use an electric juicer.
Juicers have moving parts and sharp pointy bits and operating them inappropriately may cause severe injury. Always keep hands and utensils away from the spinning cutters. Ensure the unit is turned off and unplugged before assembling or disassembling. Never use anything other than the provided plunger to push foods into the juicer. Don’t allow ties, necklackes or long hair near the opening of juicer’s feed tube while it’s running.
Ok, I think that’s covered it 😉

What about you – do you or your children have a favourite juice recipe to share?

We would also like to thank Abel and Cole for sending us a fantastic array of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables for us to use throughout Heart Month!


  1. Joxy on February 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    My 5yr old son, Rye helps to make juices. Although I do put the fruit in the tube myself and then let him help push the plunger down.

    He loves all different kinds of juice and will drink juices made with; broccoli, avocado, celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, lettuce, cabbage etc. The key is to use a sweet fruit base like apple or pineapple and maybe a little lemon or lime, which seems to help all the flavours meld harmoniously.

  2. Small Footprints on February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    A Culinary Star is born! 🙂 Thank you, Miss Green … that was an informative (and delicious looking) video. I noticed that you put everything in … the grape stems, apple including the core & seeds, etc. Does the juicer filter out the pulp or does it become part of the drink. Your choice of fruits made my mouth water! Thanks, again, Miss Green!

  3. Michelle on February 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    That’s great! I got into juicing last year and LOVE it! My kids love fresh orange juice, but I like to make mock V-8.

    You always have great tips, thanks. 😉

  4. Mrs Green on February 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Joxy: You’re such a pro Joxy. I want some more of your favourite recipes; I think it’s great Rye eats all these fantastic greens in his juices and that’s what I want to do too.

    @Small Footprints: Hi SF, this juicer is amazing, I’m telling you! All the pips, stems, cores etc get pushed into a separate section and you just get smooth juice! Brilliant!

    @Michelle: Hi Michelle, I would LOVE that V-8 recipe if you get a moment to share!