Raw Apple Cider

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Having a child with multiple allergies can have it’s  heartbreaking moments.  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve eaten something and Sweet Baby tries to eat from my plate instead of hers.  It kills me, every single time.  She used to say “My nummy nums!” and now her new thing is “haaam”.   We don’t eat ham often and I don’t remember the last time we did, but whenever she wants to eat something, “haaam”! It’s too darn cute.  I wish I could feed her anything and everything.. and my hope is one day she won’t have FPIES.   Most children outgrow FPIES by age 3.. so fingers crossed ya’ll.   Until then she knows if I don’t allow her to have it she just says “no, no, no’.. Like I said.. heartbreaking.

baby apple cider

There’s those horrible moments when I can’t share everything with her, then there’s the best moments when we can enjoy something together.  Food is just more fun when it’s enjoyed with someone else.  Who wants to eat all alone?  I love company.  Family, food, friends, it all makes life complete.  Some days I just feel as if food is just fuel.. and then there’s days like just last week where Sweet Baby and I enjoyed her first “cider”.  While she could probably have apple cider it’s not something I really want to waste a trial on.  (We have to trial each and every food – there’s no test or treatment for FPIES) So we got creative in the kitchen with our Vitamix and baby’s safe foods.  The end result was quite delicious, healthy, and full of love.

raw apple cider

Best of all this cider is raw and full of all the vitamins that you wouldn’t get in a traditional cider.  I get to control all the ingredients, which are all organic of course!   We add strawberries for a little sweetness since we always buy more of a tart apple.  Even if this juice isn’t your typical cider, it’s just as good if not better in our opinion! :)

baby apple juice


Raw Apple Cider
  • 2 Cups Apples
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 1½ Cups Water
  1. Put all the ingredients into your blender (I recommend a Vitamix) and blend for about 2 minutes. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
  2. Note: When making raw juices it's best to consume within the hour as oxidation occurs and breaks down the nutrients.


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Courtney Lopez

Founder/Editor at Courtney's Sweets
Family, Food, and Photography are Courtney's passions and you'll see all of that on this blog.She married Chris in summer of 2008 and they had Sweet Baby summer of 2012.Sweet Baby has a rare food allergy called FPIES, which Courtney discusses frequently.She also loves to do car reviews, so check those out too!
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  1. says

    Loving the clean look Courtney, congrats on being on WP!! You know I’m here if you need anything:) This sounds delicious. I love making strawberry apple smoothies:)

    • Courtney says

      Thanks, Nichol! I seriously can’t thank you enough for all your help. We are so enjoying all these smoothies. Hoping to trial oranges soon for even more raw juicing fun! :)

  2. says

    Your site looks great and sweet baby is adorable! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll try it sometime soon and see if I can convince my two picky sons to try it too.

    • Courtney says

      It’s funny that Sweet Baby is quite picky with her extremely limited diet. She loved this cider :) – Thanks for the sweet comment!

  3. says

    You are doing a great job of trying to find good things for her. I can imagine how hard it is my daughter is a “what to try everything” kinda girl even at almost 8.

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