Puree Monday - Super Green Puree
This one is a hero recipe full of super nutrition. It seems like a lot of fresh greens but they do wilt down quite a bit during cooking. This combo is mild, earthy and a great mix of savory and sweet. Both Bebe B and I adore it as a veggie dip.
Super Green Puree - 6 Month+
1 lb of fresh Spinach
1 lb of fresh Kale
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 ripe Avocado
1/2 ripe Banana
Clean and remove the stems from the spinach and kale. Steam them together in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 1 mark for a full basket of greens. If steaming on the stove use about 2-3 inches of water and steam for about 3-5 minutes. They will wilt down quite a bit and reduce in size but should still be bright green in color. Plunge greens into cold water for a few minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain, pat dry and set aside. Discard cooking liquid.
Puree the avocado and banana in a food processor or babycook until smooth. Then add steamed greens and cinnamon and puree until well blended. The longer it is pureed the smoother it will get. This recipe will keep up to 2 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Also makes the perfect addition to toddler meals- a perfect dip for veggies and pretzels. This recipe will fill about 2-3 ice cube trays (10-20 servings).
Vegan. Dairy-Free. Gluten-Free.
Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Avocados are a wonderful "good fat" food for baby's brain and physical development. They contain valuable nutrients including folate, fiber, potassium, vitamin E; and iron.
-Bananas are rich in vitamin b6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium and easy to digest.
- Spinach and Kale are both VERY nutrient and antioxidant rich.