- 1 16-oz bag of organic green beans fresh or frozen, trimmed
- 1/2 tsp organic coconut oil
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the green beans into a steamer basket over the boiling water and steam for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly and reserve steamer water.
Transfer the green beans and coconut oil to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on high or until you reach your desired consistency, adding reserved water, breast milk, formula, water or broth in 1/4 increments if needed. I had to add 1/2 cup of reserved water to the puree above.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 16 ounces
Coconut Oil Tip: healthy fats are a great thing to add to baby’s first puree. Healthy fats such as organic coconut oil, organic olive oil and grass-fed pasture raised butter or ghee are my favorite healthy fats to add to baby’s food. You don’t need much, usually 1/2 teaspoon or less, and you can add it to any roasted or steamed veggies for an instant flavor boost. Healthy fats help aide baby’s brain development and function, repair torn or strained muscles (great for crawlers) and is great for digestion needs.
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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