spinach, mango, and pear puree {for baby stage 3}

0 | February 8, 2010

If Popeye and Olive Oyl ever made a meal together for Swee’Pea this is what it would be. Spinach, mango and pear purée. It’s slightly sweet flavor makes it easily enjoyable for babies, Mia in particular.

Why wait till baby is 10 months to serve spinach? Spinach is high in nitrates and by giving baby spinach at that age would ensure that the body is ready to handle nitrates. For more information on nitrates read the Nitrate Article by Wholesome Baby Food.com

Spinach, Mango, and Pear Puree

You will need:

  • 2 medium mangos
  • 1 pear, pears are on the “dirty dozen list” of foods to by organic if possible
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, but not Olive Oyl, that would be strange
  • 10 oz. fresh baby spinach washed and picked through, organic if possible
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water or baby pear juice

Peel, core, and dice the mango and pear in medium chunks.

Heat oil on medium heat.

Add the spinach and cook until wilted.

Place spinach in food processor or blender with mango and pear. Do not use any remaining cooking liquid from the spinach. Add 1/4 cup of water or pear juice. Puree until desired consistency is reached adding the remaining water or juice if needed (I used 1/2 cup).

Transfer to an ice-cube tray and cover with plastic wrap. Each cube is 1 ounce. Place in freezer until frozen and store in a freezer bag. Use within 3 months. Makes enough for 1 ice-cube tray plus extra for serving right away. Can be stored in refrigerator for up tho 3 days. As with any new food check with your physician to see if your baby is ready.

Sorry Mia, no bananas in this one.

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