Kid-Approved Green Power Juice

Kid-Approved Green Juice
By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Want to help your kids reach for more veggie-based juice?  Besides the visual appeal of color and container, the more they participate the more likely they are to want to share in the fun and deliciousness.  I actually enjoy grocery shopping and trips to the farmer’s market with my kids.  I know this may be bit hard to believe…what busy mom doesn’t want to just get in and out of the store quickly?! But I find that having them help make choices at the store can make a big difference in the choices they make at home, friends houses and dining out.  Plus, as they get older, helping me carry groceries or quickly running back to grab an item I forgot can make them much more of a help than a hindrance on errands.  And I selfishly just love spending time with my boys so while they’re still willing to hang out with me, I’ll take whatever I can get!

If this juice isn’t sweet enough for your youngster, titrate the flavor gradually for long term results.  Start by adding a bit of honey, another green apple, a red apple, a pear or some fresh pineapple.  Even diluting with maple or coconut water may be appealing. For kids, healthy eating is a marathon not a sprint so even if their juice has more fruits to start, don’t worry, that can change over time. Plus, fruits still have many antioxidants and other important nutrients for their health.

This juice has plenty of Vitamin C-rich cruciferous vegetables that help to support a healthy liver, like cabbage, which may be better tolerated as juice vs eating.  There are also anti-inflammatory, heart healthy, skin enhancing and metabolism supportive properties native to the fruits and veggies found in our Green Power-Smash Juice.

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  • 1 small handful of mint leaves
  • 1  lime
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 head of green cabbage


  1. Wash and prepare all produce well.
  2. Peel lime and core apple.
  3. Wrap mint around cucumber to produce more yield from the mint.
  4. Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy.
    Tip: Your child may enjoy it a little colder so feel free to add it over ice!


  • Green apple – pear
  • Lime – lemon, orange
  • Mint – basil
  • Cucumber – celery
  • Green cabbage – kale, broccoli

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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