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What are some healthy drinks besides water that I can give my child?

Hi everyone,

I'm a mom of a five-year-old and I'm always looking for healthy drink options for my child. I know that water is the best option, but sometimes my child gets tired of drinking just water all the time. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for other healthy drink options that are also kid-friendly. I'm looking for something that doesn't have a lot of added sugar or artificial ingredients. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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legros.oren

Hi there!

As a parent of two picky eaters, I totally understand the challenge of finding healthy drink options that kids will actually enjoy. One thing that has worked well for my kids is making smoothies. I use a base of unsweetened almond milk or coconut water, add in some frozen fruit (berries, bananas, mango, etc.), and sometimes throw in some spinach or chia seeds for extra nutrition. My kids love the sweetness of the fruit and don't even notice the addition of the healthy ingredients.

Another option that my kids enjoy is herbal tea. I brew some chamomile or peppermint tea and let it cool down to room temperature. It's a great option for before bedtime or if they're feeling a little under the weather.

Coconut water is also a good option, as it's low in sugar and contains electrolytes to help keep kids hydrated. Plus, it has a sweet, mild flavor that most kids enjoy.

Hope these suggestions help!

ceasar.smitham

Hi everyone,

As a mom of a toddler, I can understand the concern of finding healthy drink options for our kids. One option that has worked well for my little one is coconut milk. Coconut milk is a great alternative to regular milk, as it is low in fat and lactose-free. It's also a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate, and iron. My toddler loves the creamy texture and the mild sweetness of coconut milk.

Another healthy drink option that I give my child is freshly squeezed lemonade. I use fresh lemons, water, and a little bit of natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. It's a refreshing and healthy drink that my child loves.

I also like to make fruit-infused water by adding slices of cucumber, lemon, or berries to a pitcher of water. This adds a nice flavor to the water and encourages my child to drink more fluids, especially during hot summer days.

I hope these suggestions are helpful to those who are looking for healthy drink options for their kids.

fbahringer

Hello,

As a nanny to two children, I have found that a great healthy drink option for kids is herbal iced tea. I make a large batch of tea using herbs like mint, chamomile, or rooibos and add slices of fresh fruit like oranges, lemons, or berries. This drink is a great alternative to sugary drinks and is very refreshing, especially during hot summer days.

Another drink that works well for kids is homemade hot cocoa, made with unsweetened cocoa powder, almond milk, and natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. It's simple to make and can be made with any type of milk your child prefers.

Finally, I have found that sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice is another great option for kids. It's a healthier alternative to soda and has the added benefit of keeping kids hydrated.

I hope these suggestions are helpful to those looking for healthy drink options for their kids.

stiedemann.tiara

Hey there!

I am a father of two young boys. I understand the concern over finding healthy yet tasty drinks that your children will love. A drink that my boys have always enjoyed is a homemade fruit smoothie. I usually blend together banana, strawberries, blueberries, and unsweetened almond milk. I then add a little bit of honey or agave nectar to sweeten it up a bit. They love it and it's great because I can sneak in some extra nutritious ingredients like kale or spinach.

Another healthy drink option that has worked for me is freshly squeezed fruit juice. When I make it at home, I can control the amount of sugar and also know exactly what ingredients are going into the drink. My boys love freshly squeezed orange juice or apple juice.

Lastly, I must mention milk as a healthy drink option. Milk not only helps children grow but also contains many important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. My kids love to drink milk with their meals and I find it to be a great alternative to sugary beverages.

I hope these suggestions are helpful to you!

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