If you follow my posts, you know my baby suffers from awful constipation so I have to keep fibrous foods in his daily diet. I feel bad because he eats almost the same puree everyday of pears and prunes, sometimes with another fruit or vegetable added in but let’s face it.. Prunes rule the puree. Until now! I came up with a wonderful puree that has is packed with a fibrous punch less the prunes to mix up his routine.
This puree is basically a breakfast smoothie in a puree and it can be so easy to mix around with other fruits. The thing I love about spinach is it’s so easy to sneak into pretty much any puree or smoothie and it doesn’t have much flavor but is packed with essential nutrients (including folate). Only the appearance is slightly greened, but what’s a child to know the difference if it doesn’t alter the taste!
Pear, Mango & Spinach Puree
- 2 pears
- 1 mango
- 1 handful spinach
Take a stackable steamer and fill the bottom portion with water and set on the stove over high heat to bring to a boil.
As water heats up, wash and cut the pear and mango. Toss into steamer along with spinach.
Set on the stove top for approximately 5 minutes to soften the fruit. My pears and mango were already beyond ripe so I steamed just until I saw the spinach wilt. If your fruits are not as ripe, they should be steamed until soft. Keep in mind, the long fruits and vegetables are cooked, the more nutrients are cooked out so keep it on the short side whenever possible. The only reason for this step is to make for a smoother puree.
Once softened, toss into blender or food processor to the thickness your baby prefers. Store in 4oz jelly jars for 3 days in the fridge or up to 6 months in the freezer.
-Essentially a Mom