Spinach Apple Baby Puree (Stage Two)
This Spinach Apple Baby Puree is high in iron and a perfect food to introduce to baby around 6 months. With the addition of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, this stage two combination puree tastes amazing!
Servings: 25 ounces
- 6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1-2 cups fresh baby spinach, packed (see notes)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ginger powder
- 1/8 tsp cloves
Cook: In a medium saucepan, add the apples, water, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until apples are tender when pricked with a fork, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Spinach: Add the spinach on top of the apples, cover and let sit for 1- 2 more minutes.
Transfer: Add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
Puree: starting on low speed and working your way up, puree the ingredients for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth and all bits of spinach or blended.
Serve: Let cool and serve to baby or freeze for a later meal.
Age: 6 months and up. For older toddlers and kids, spoon puree into reusable pouches and serve as a quick snack on-the-go.
Yield: roughly 25 ounces
Notes on Spinach: If this is your first time serving spinach to baby, I would recommend you start by adding 1 cup of packed spinach to this recipe and work your way up from there.
Frozen Spinach: I haven't tried using frozen spinach in this recipe, but frozen spinach is packed down in the freezing process, so if you try it, I would start by adding 1/4-1/2 cup and adding more from there. You can add to the cooked apples, but let it simmer with the apples for 3-4 minutes before pureeing.