Puree Monday - Carrot Bliss
This puree is perfect for bebes just starting out with solid food. It’s mild, easy to digest and packed full of nutrition!! A sweet and savory blend for tiny palates. When first starting out Bebe B wasn’t crazy about this one unless the texture was very smooth but gradually it became a favorite.
Carrot Bliss Puree - 6 Months+
About 10-12 fresh carrots
1 apple (gala or fuji)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
Water for steaming
Clean, core and slice the apples leaving the skins on during steaming (this helps lock in more nutrients). Steam the apples in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket of apple slices. If steaming on the stove use about 2 inches of water and steam for about 10 minutes. reserve apple cooking liquid. Allow apples to cool a bit while you prepare the carrots (this makes it a bit easier to remove the skins).
Clean, peel and chop the carrots (large chunks is fine). Steam the carrots in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 3 mark for a full basket of chopped carrots (you will mostly likely need to steam two batches for all the carrots) If steaming on the stove use about 2-3 inches of water and steam for about 10-15 minutes, checking with a knife every so often to see if the carrots are tender enough. Discard carrot cooking liquid.
Next remove the apple skins. The skins should come off fairly easy with either your fingers or a small spoon. Puree the apples, carrots, cooking liquid from apples and nutmeg together until a smooth texture is reached. You may need/ want to add a little addition water as you puree. As your bebe grows and develops you will be able make this puree chunkier and with more texture. This recipe will keep for about 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer, making around 20-30 cubes. Another fun variation is to add veggie stock and rosemary giving the puree a bit more of a savory feel. And I haven’t forgot about toddlers...this puree also makes a great spread for toast, dip for pretzels or topping for pancakes!
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.