blueberry, apple, and spinach puree {for baby stage 2}

10 | April 21, 2010

For those of you following the baby food recipe part of this lovely blog, here is Mia’s favorite puree (besides her apple cherry oatmeal that is). Not only will she down an entire bowl full she doesn’t even know there’s spinach in it. Yea, for the sneaky mama in her sock monkey slippers.

blueberry, apple, spinach puree {for baby stage 2}

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 peeled, cored, and chopped apples* (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach*

In a medium pot, place the blueberries, apples and water. Simmer over medium heat until apples are tender, about 5 to ten minutes.

Turn off heat and add spinach. Stir until spinach is wilted. Just about a minute or so.

With a slotted spoon, remove blueberries, apples and spinach and transfer to a food processor or blender.

Puree adding the reserved cooking liquid as needed to reach desired consistency.

The recipes we use are large enough to freeze in ice-cube trays for future use. This recipe will make one ice-cube tray full depending on how much water you use. To freeze, spoon puree in an ice-cube tray and cover with plastic wrap. Place in freezer and once frozen store in a freezer bag. Each cube is 1 ounce. Will keep for 3 months in freezer.

If using immediately this will store in refrigerator in an air tight container for 3 days.

* Apples and Spinach are on the “Dirty Dozen” list for foods to by organic due to their pesticide contamination level. If possible try to by organic.

While I was a cooking fool today this is what Mia was doing. Yes, I have become that mom that shows you countless pictures. sorry


  • Alex

    Delish recipe – baby loves it and I make it for myself as a smoothie! Another tip for baby’s extra calories is adding a bit of breast milk, if nursing and if baby cannot have honey yet. Thank u for this yummy idea!

  • tina

    My baby can not do apples right now any suggestions on what to sub ?

  • j

    Would this work by substituting fresh blueberries instead of frozen?

  • j

    Just realized how old this post. Oh well

  • Cristina

    I made this tonight! Will try it with my son tomorrow

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