This Cherry, Mint + Yogurt Baby Food Puree is a great way to introduce baby to yogurt right from the start. Yogurt is paired with sweet cherries and refreshing mint for a addition worthy puree combination. Filled with probiotics, calcium, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, this baby food is beyond nutritious.

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Cherry, Mint + Yogurt Baby Food Puree

I will have to admit, that while I was pregnant with the little one I enjoyed yogurt with berries at least once a day if not more, and that is if you don’t can’t the frozen variety with spoonfuls of other yummy goodness on top. I couldn’t help it. I was and still am addicted to yogurt. I won’t even go into my epic adventures into making my own yogurt, all which ended miserably. 

So I wasn’t all that surprised when the babes turned out to be a yogurt-aholic as well. She could probably eat it at every sitting without even batting one of her pretty long eyelashes. I have been know to send her to day care with such yogurt creations as – chopped bananas and walnuts with a small swirl of honey, or butternut squash with thyme puree with chunks of apple, or even pureed strawberries with spinach.

But this recipe isn’t that fancy.

It’s a starter yogurt for those babies just learning to enjoy the magic of yogurt. It’s simple but flavorful. Soft but fruity. But most importantly it is fast and easy. 

Unlike when you buy store bought yogurt with a pre-determined amount of fruit inside, when you make your own yogurt with fruit puree you get to add the amount of fruit you want to the yogurt, all while skipping the added sugars. First time eating yogurt, no problem. Start with mostly fruit and a spoonful of yogurt. Once they turn into a yogurt eating junky you can cut back on the fruit and load up on the yogurt. 

Since plain yogurt can be introduced at 6 months, it is a great thing to mix into almost any puree to add more protein and fat into their diet, just make sure to get the full fat organic variety. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone when you sneak a couple of spoonfuls of the full fat yogurt.

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Get the recipe: Cherry, Mint + Yogurt Baby Food Puree

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Yogurt is paired with sweet cherries and refreshing mint for a addition worthy puree combination.

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups cherries, fresh or frozen, pitted
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp mint, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt, (see notes)

Instructions 

  • In a small saucepan, add the cherries and water and cook on medium-low for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring often. Let cool slightly.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cherries to a blender or food processor, leaving the liquid in the saucpean. Add the mint leaves and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding reserved liquid in tbsp increments if needed.
  • To serve, spoon 2 tablepsoons of the puree and 2 tablespoons of yogurt into a baby-safe bowl and serve. Gently stir together.

Notes

Age: 6+ months
Yield: 12 ounces of cherry puree
Note on Yogurts: you can serve baby plain full-fat yogurt, Greek Yogurt, goats yogurt, nut or plant based yogurt. I would just recommend serving baby a plain yogurt without any added sugar. 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days with or without the yogurt added. Freezer – the cherry puree can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and thisare my favorite freezer storage containers), it is recommend to add the yogurt after defrosting. 
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