Fruit & Veggie Cubes

Whether you have a child in your home or not, Fruit & Veggie Cubes are a great way to ensure that you always have plenty of fruits and veggies!

When making these cubes you have a couple of different options:
– Puréed Cubes, made by blending, are great for babies or toddlers. They make a fun, nutritious snack.
– Flavored Cubes, made by juicing, can be added to smoothies/food to intensify flavor or to sparkling water as a flavored ice cube.

The important difference is that blending retains the whole of a fruit in liquid form, while juicing separates the fruit juice from the fruit’s fiber/pulp.

How Kids Can Help:

  • Pick out their favorite fruits & vegetables.
  • Create their own flavor combinations.
  • Adding the ingredients to the blender or juicer.

Suggested flavor combinations:

  • Strawberry, Apple, Cucumber, Kale & Mint
  • Blueberry, Raspberry, Cucumber & Mint
  • Pineapple, Watermelon & Mango
  • Orange, Lemon, Lime & Ginger
  • Pineapple, Orange, Watermelon & Spinach
  • Beets, Blueberries, Strawberries & Orange
  • Carrots, Apples, & Lettuce

Flavored Ice Cubes - Foodstirs

Flavored Ice Cubes - Foodstirs

To make blended cubes:

  1. Using a blender or juicer, blend together your child’s favorite combination. Use any of the combinations listed above or create your own.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

To make layered cubes:

  1. Using a blender or a juicer, blend one of your favorite flavors, and pour a small amount of the liquid into each cube’s space.
  2. Allow to freeze for 2 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer, and repeat step 1 with your second layer of flavor.
  4. Repeat step 2.
  5. Continue repeating steps 1 and 2 until the cubes are filled.
  6. Can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

~Recipe and photos by Katie Romey, MS, RD, for Foodstirs

Author: Alexa March