Apple, Blueberry and Spinach Baby Puree

Giving your little Popeye spinach, you are providing him with lot of benefits: spinach has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and thanks to a wealth of vitamin K it helps bone health too. So your baby won’t be immediately as strong as the Popeye character was, but your bub will be provided with all the health and vitality benefits needed for strength from an early age. For some reason many parents are scared to feed spinach to their kids. I think maybe it's from our own bad memories of sloppy food as children! Spinach doesn't have to be like that though.

There are so many ways to make spinach attractive to kids but one of the best tips I have is just to start feeding green leafy vegetables like spinach to your babies as early on as possible because then they grow up with it, it's not a daunting task to introduce them to it. Spinach puree can be added to almost any meal. If you are using Little Mashies squeeze containers the monster works as a bit of a disguise if it is needed. For example if your little one wants a strawberry smoothie you can add a little spinach if it's served inside the Mashies squeeze pouch and they won't even know. It will still taste like strawberry but because they can't see the green they are none the wiser. To thicken spinach puree up for older babies, try adding a little mashed avocado. The recipe here is an absolute favourite with babies and toddlers! Even preschoolers love it :) To get 50 of my best recipes in printable format just head to www.littlemashies.com.au/free

Baby food recipe Apple, Blueberry and Spinach puree from Little Mashies reusable food pouches. For free recipe ebook go to Little Mashies website or Amazon

Apple, Blueberry and Spinach Puree

Ingredients:
1 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup spinach, stems chopped

Instructions:
Step 1: Steam the diced apples for about 8 minutes and then add the blueberries and spinach to cook for a further 5 minutes.

Step 2: Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender such as the Baby Bullet system or Beaba Baby Cook.
 
Step 3: Puree all ingredients  in a food processor or blender such as Beaba Baby Cook or the Baby Bullet system.
 
Step 4: If preparing baby food in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches.
 
Step 5: Label and date produce so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies squeeze containers so that you can write all the details.
 
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