Is it just me, or do all mamas walk around and randomly start reciting children’s books in our heads? Just me, okay just checking.
This reciting started with Hungry Little Caterpillar, then moved to The Going to Bed Book and now I am on to Hug Time. It happens when I least expect it and in the most random locations – taking a shower, signing in the car, grocery shopping. It is almost like going to my happy place except that if reciting children’s book in my head [and out loud] is my happy place then I need some serious help.
Time to find a new happy place. A new happy song or dance. Something maybe a little more grown-up.
This puree is another thing that will take you to your happy place, wherever that is. It is sweet enough with a pinch of tart to keep you on your toes. Loaded with Vitamin A, C and B and a ton of carotenoids from the Mangos and calcium from the cherries, this puree is a like a special treat with double dose of healthy nutrients.
This puree can be made without any extra energy and in less then 15 minutes. Which should leave you plenty of time to read and memorize another kids book.
This puree would be amazing paired with;
- Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese or Ricotta
- Leftover Quinoa
- Spooned into a blender with ice and a splash of milk for a healthy toddler smoothie
- Mixed with a Spinach or Green puree and spooned into a reusable pouch for a great on the go snack
Mango + Apple + Dried Cherry Puree
2 organic Mangos
2 organic Apples
1/2 cup water
4 tbsp Dried Cherries
1/4 tsp Cloves
Peel and chop mangos and apples into small chunks. Place chunks of mango, apple, water and cloves into medium sauce pan and heat for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Get ready, this is going to make your home smell amazing! Meanwhile, pour hot water over dried cherries to plump them back up.
Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Makes roughly 25 ounces and will last 4 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.