Need a fun thirst quencher this summer after a day of play in the hot sun? Try this SUPERhero juice! Based on recipes for DIY sports drinks — but way more fun with a cape and a mask. It’s a perfect way to get your pint-sized heroes mixing in the kitchen AND talking about nutrition.

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What You’ll Need to Make Superhero Juice

  • Coconut Water
  • A variety of 100% fruit juice
  • Half a pinch of salt (optional)
  • Mason Jar
  • Lid
  • Straw

How to Make Superhero Juice

Start with discussion. Before we even started mixing, I talked to the Bug about each ingredient in the juice and why superheroes need to refuel (ESPECIALLY after a long day fighting bad guys in the hot sun). Even more fun? We discussed the SUPER powers of different fruits.

CRANBERRIES: Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Flavonoids and PACs which help strengthen the body’s immune system! New research suggests they might even help prevent cavities. IMMUNE BOOSTER!

APPLES: Great source of fiber + immune boosting Vitamin C! DIGESTION POWER.

ORANGES: Naval oranges contain Vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B6, and folic acid. IMMUNE BOOSTER + BRAIN POWER!

PEACHES: Have Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Fiber and Beta-Carotene. Helps keep your eyes and immune system strong! VISION SHARPENER + IMMUNE BOOSTER!

MANGO: Mangoes are rich in vitamin B-6 which helps in improved brain functioning. Apart from vitamin B-6, mangoes contain glutamine acid and it is known to improve memory and concentration. BRAIN POWER!

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Refueling begins with hydration. Our superhero juice is mostly coconut water. As the Bug was filling 3/4 of her mason jar with coconut water, we talked about how coconut water is a super hydrator and why hydration is important

Add a SUPER fruit. Ask your kids which SUPER power they want to add into their drink. Do they want digestion power, brain power, immune boosters? Then have them add that fruit juice into their mason jar. They want to add about 1/4 juice to their mix. If they want to mix different juices, let ’em at it! {Remember that kid who used to blend all the different kinds of slurpees together in middle school? This is the same kind of fun — only healthier!}

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Dash of salt. Most DIY sports drinks call for a dash of salt to help with sodium loss that occurs during heavy exercise and sweating. You can choose to add a dash or not!

Time to shake it, shake it. Cap your drink and let the kids shake! Way more (cool) than stirring.

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Enjoy! Add a straw and enjoy! You can even experiment and add different fruit juices to create their new blends.

What are your kids favorite superhero juice blends?