Beet, Blueberry And Banana Puree
Beetroot is an extremely healthy vegetable, which you can mix with fruits, other vegetables or even meat to make bright and delicious baby food combinations. It is rich in nutrients it has numerous health benefits because of the high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and folate. Beetroot even has a mild laxative effect so it can be beneficial if your little one is blocked up. If you are worried about the mess of beetroot wrap it in aluminium foli and pop it in a moderate oven to bake. When it is ready slice it open and scoop out the rich earth flesh to use in a puree. In our household we use beetroot in smoothies, juices, cupcakes, baked as chips, sliced, grated, boiled! We use it for everything! For your baby, start by adding a little to sweeter, lighter purees - it will balance the flavour of the vegetable.
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Beet, Blueberry and Banana Puree
1 ripe banana (200g)
1 cup of blueberry
Step 1:Peel and chop beet into small pieces the size of a thumbnail.
Step 2:Bring water to a boil in pan over medium heat. Add the beet to a steamer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Step 3:Add the blueberries to the beet and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 4: Puree beet, blueberries and banana in a food processor or blender, using a little of the cooking liquid to get a desired smooth consistency (2 tablespoons). You can also use breast milk or formula to mix with the puree.
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