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I'm not a huge fan of serving bottled and canned juices to kids because they're usually packed with sugar and fillers. If your kids love juice -- Kenya certainly does -- this is a great replacement to what you would buy in the grocery store because it's like a meal in a glass. But it's juice. How is this possible, you may ask?

I'm totally aware that just the thought of collard green juice will make most of you nauseous. I get it, most of us don't even cook collard greens to eat, let alone to drink. The best part of this juice besides the nutritional value from the greens is the gorgeous bright green color of the juice -- we may find this an unusual color for a beverage but if your kids are young enough, it's actually fun for them to have green juice. Collard greens are packed with vitamin C, soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with anti-cancer properties. It has also been known to help with bronchitis and blood circulation problems. Collard greens are available year round, but they're at their best from January to April.

I made the recipe on a total lark and Kenya was instantly addicted. I'm not kidding. Watch the video that goes along with the recipe. He slurps up every sip of his -- and mine! -- over and over again. Trust me, he's not a weird kid, it's really that good!

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Super Juice (3-4 Servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Collard Greens, coarsely chopped
  • Juice of a large Lemon
  • 2 3 Tbsp Agave, or to taste
  • 2 Cups water

Preparation

1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix on high for 1 minute.
2. Drink and enjoy.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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12 comments

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  • Shellydwaytobe

    I made this today and the juice is very bitter. I don't know what I was thinking even trying to make this!

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    • Singtoangels

      Shelly, when eating collards I've found that you really HAVE to get organic ones if you want to avoid the bitterness. We strip the main stem out and use each side as wraps for sandwiches and juice them, etc. And of course, make collard greens for the holidays. I don't even have to add sugar to the pot, or a carrot to pull out the bitterness like with conventional greens. I still add the carrots, though. :)

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  • Kim

    I made this with spinach instead. It was not bitter at all. I poured some into my 15 month daughter's sippy cup and she loved it! Why collard greens over spinach?

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  • Sabrina

    I absolutely love this! such a great recipe/idea. My daughter loves it too!!

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  • Chelsea P

    My daughter loves this juice!! This is a great recipe thanks!!

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  • Brandy

    This is the first weelicious recipe I've tried that I don't like, however, my 18 month old who hardly eats anything LOVES it so I'm really happy. Thank you.

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  • Kathryn

    Has anyone tried a sub for agave? I haven't liked a jelly that uses it, and when researching it (a wee bit), seems it is extremely processed and not a 'whole' food at all. But I love collards (especially with apple cider vinegar), and this vivid green is too alluring!

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      I'm quite pleased with the information in this one. TY!

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  • Catherine

    You can sub honey for agave at a 1:1 ratio!

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  • Heather

    Can you substitute kale for the collards? I have some left over from making green ice pops. :)

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    • Catherine

      Yes!

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