For this Beet, Blackberry + Apple Baby Food Puree we add sharp red beets, juicy blackberries, a chunk of sweet crisp apple together all rocked out with a healthy amount of mint. Anytime you can get a vegetable into your baby’s dessert, is a good day in my book!

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Beet, Blackberry + Apple Baby Food Puree

This vibrant puree is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, calcium and manganese. Which I know you love to hear about but I’m pretty sure you would rather hear me tell you that if you add a little honey, this puree would make an amazing toddler and adult popsicle!!

2 Steamer baskets full of summer produce.

This amazingly delicious summer inspired baby puree meal is part of a complete dinner for baby – Summer Puree Meal Baby.

Head over to the full post to find out why I love this easy-peasy summer inspired meal for baby (hint.. the purees are packed with nutrients for growing baby and they both taste amazing) as well as get the dinner course recipe for this meal!

2 small white bowls full of summer baby food purees.

Other ways to enjoy this purees- 

  • Swirl in some greek yogurt for an extra creamy dessert puree.
  • Is great over cooked oats for a bright breakfast bowl. Puree for baby or serve with a sprinkle of chia seeds and touch of honey for toddler.
  • Like I suggested above – add some honey or sugar and freeze for an amazing toddler popsicle.

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2 small white bowls full of summer baby food purees.

Get the recipe: Beet, Blackberry + Apple Baby Food Puree

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For this puree we add sharp red beets, juicy blackberries, a chunk of sweet crisp apple together all rocked out with a healthy amount of mint.

Ingredients 

  • 1 red beet, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 4 mint leaves

Instructions 

Instructions using Beaba's Babycook Pro.

  • Fill one basket with the beets, apple and blackberries, in that order. Using the measuring bowl, fill the correlating heating tank to a level 3 with water.
  • Lock bowl in place and turn babycook on.
  • Run steam cycle.
  • Keep the cooking juices and transfer the contents of the beet basket into the blender, add the mint and pulse in 3 second bursts until you reach your desired consistency.

Instructions for Regular Cook Method

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2" of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the beets, apple, and blackberries into a steamer basket over boiling water, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
  • Transfer the beets, apple and blackberries to a blender or food processor, add the mint and puree in short bursts until you reach your desired consistency, adding reserved steamer water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

Notes

Age: 6+ months
Yield: 12 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!
 

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