Banana, Cherry + Beet Baby Food Puree
This intensely colored Banana, Cherry and Beet Baby Food Puree is full of fiber, potassium, antioxidants and a vast amount of other essential vitamins and minerals for baby.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 12 ounces
- 3 medium bananas
- 2/3 cup cherries fresh or frozen, pitted
- 1/4 cup red beets peeled and finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Place beets into a steamer basket and put over the boiling water, cover and steam for 7 minutes or until tender with a fork.
If using frozen cherries (fresh cherries can be added during blending) add them on top of the beets, cover and steam for another 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserver steamer water.
Place the beets, cherries, bananas and lemon juice into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on high or until completely smooth. You may need to add in some additional reserved water to thin it out, if so start by adding in 1 tablespoon of water in at a time or until you reach your desired consistency. I did not add any additional water to my puree.
Age: from about 7 months and up
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).
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