Baby Juice And How To Make It: The Watermelon Version

I have never been a fan of feeding bottled juices to babies. They are just too concentrated and sweet for my liking. Instead, we opt for homemade smoothies or home pressed juices.

Watermelon juice is one of our favorites. The juice is very refreshing and just mildly sweet. The great thing about watermelon juice is that it doesn’t require any special equipment – a standard blender will do just fine.

If you made Baby’s First Birthday Cake, chances are you have quite a bit of watermelon left over from the carving step so this is a great way to use up those extra pieces. If you have watermelon that you need to use up, definitely try making this for your little ones! You can make it into popsicles as well if you wish.

The finished product is slightly pulpy which appealed to my babies, but if you aren’t a fan of pulp try straining it afterwards.

  • How To Make Baby Juice

    How To Make Baby Juice

    There are many different ways to make ‘baby juice’ but this here is the watermelon version. I made this juice for all three of my babies during the summer and autumn months as a way to use up some of the excess watermelon. Don’t be mistaken – this is not just for babies! Adults love it just as much ;).

  • Chop Your Melon

    Chop Your Melon

    Peel and chop 1-2 cups of seedless watermelon. If you made ‘Baby’s First Birthday Cake’ chances are you have quite a few chunks leftover. This is a great way to use it up!

  • Ice Baby!

    Ice Baby!

    Place the watermelon in a blender with 1/2 cup to 3/4 of a cup of ice (depending on how much watermelon you use) and 1/4 cup of water

  • Puree and Serve

    Puree and Serve

    This juice has a slight pulpy texture which we all love and makes it easy to spoon-feed babies. If you prefer a thinner juice suitable for sippy cups, just pour the liquid through a strainer before serving.

Do you make juice for your babies? If so do you prefer pureed versions or do you use a traditional juicer for the task?

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