“Tickled Pink” Kid-Friendly Juice Recipe

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I don’t ever recall eating beets as a child. In fact, the first time I ever remember trying beets, I was pregnant with Jack…which means I was 30 years old! I didn’t like them, to be honest. I thought they tasted like…dirt. So I didn’t really feel much inspiration to give them another go, despite their lovely color that always makes me think I *should* like them,  until one day I noticed Claire came home from school with some bright red stains on her shirt. She told me it was from the beets she ate at lunch.

:::Screeching brake sound here:::

WAIT! My kid eats beets??

I asked her daycare provider and it turned out that she did, on occasion, eat beets at lunchtime. 

Tickled Pink Beet Juice for Kids

So pretty!

I received a copy of the book, Best 100 Juices for Kids by Jessica Fisher. As soon as I got it, I started digging through the different recipes. When I saw the “Tickled Pink” beet juice recipe in (affiliate link alert!) Best 100 Juices for Kids, I thought I’d give it a try and share the recipe here.

Tickled Pink


  • 6 large carrots
  • 3 medium pears
  • 1 medium beet

Directions: Trim the carrots and core the pear. Trim, peel, and quarter the beet. Juice according to your machine’s directions, and whisk together. Add water if your child prefers a milder taste.

I tasted it and thought, “Yes…beets do, indeed, taste like dirt.” But when it’s mixed in with pears and carrots and just so PRETTY…you still want to drink it. I planned on adding some water (or maybe even another pear) to give it a milder taste so my kids would like it, but, to be honest, the kids never got to try it. I let Charles have a taste and he downed the whole glass. So…success?

We have two more beets and I’m going to make this again, and possible throw in a peach, too.

Best 100 Juices for Kids Best 100 Juices for Kids is FULL of kid-friendly juice ideas. It’s even got some amazing smoothies and popsicles I can’t wait to try. The book is full of gorgeous photos and recipes I KNOW my kids (and I) will love. I can’t wait to dive in a little more and start trying some of the recipes out – especially the Hot Apple Cider!

OH – and we are totally going to check out the other beet recipes, too.

You can read my other post about juicing for kids here:

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  1. Kenia says

    My kids pretty much love all the juice I make them. Once in a while they will not like when I put in more veggies then fruit.

  2. heather sullivan says

    orange and pinapple and also gauva ! i have a new juicer i have yet to try this book would be so helpful !

  3. says

    My 6 year old likes Apple juice (since citric juice give his tongue sores) and my youngest loves Orange juice. Mom and Dad love to make fancier juices with fruits, kale, spinach, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc. :)

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