Homemade gingered carrot soup kids snack recipe for Little Mashies reusable food pouches
Carrot is sweet, tasty and babies just love it! It is so versatile and is a gold mine of nutrients. It has a large amount of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A, improving the immune system of your baby and providing a good function of the lungs, digestive tract, skin and eyesight. You can steam, mash, boil, fry or bake carrot and you get a slightly different flavour with each. You can mix it with fruits, vegetables or meat and it still tastes great.
2 tablespoon butter
1 medium red onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
8 large carrots, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 litre vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 sprig of rosemary, leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons grated ginger or to taste
1/2 cup almonds soaked over night and drained
1/2 cup water (approximately) pinch sea salt
Step 1: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat and add the onions and celery. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
Step 2: Once the onions are softened, add the garlic, carrots, and bay leaf. Stir to combine and then cook a few minutes longer until the mixture becomes fragrant and the carrots begin to soften.
Step 3: Add the broth, increase the heat and bring to a boil. Once the soup boils, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the sea salt, chopped rosemary and fresh ginger.
Step 4: Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup.
Step 5: Separately, puree the almonds and salt pouring a thin stream of water into the blender until smooth. Swirl the almond cream into the carrot soup. Be sure to cool the soup before filling the Little Mashies pouch. To serve, fill the pouch halfway and then close.
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