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Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 1/2 apple, pear or small white potato peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp good quality olive oil (optional)
  • 100 g water (Thermomix recipe)

Broccoli Nutrition Information Label

  1. Prep: In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Steam: Place the broccoli and apple/potato/pear into a steamer basket and place over boiling water, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli and apple are tender. Reserve the water from the steamer. Let cool slightly.
  3. Transfer: Add the broccoli and apple to a blender or food processor.
  4. Add Olive Oil: Drizzle the olive oil into the blender or food processor.
  5. Blend: Puree on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional liquid (reserved water, fresh breast milk or formula) in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in 1/4 cup of water to the puree pictured.
  6. Eat: Serve to your baby or freeze for a later meal.
  1. Prep: Place all of the broccoli into the basket. Add water into bowl Closed lid to just touching the bottom of the basket. Place basket into the bowl and secure lid Closed lid
  2. Steam: Cook the broccoli for 15 minutes 100 degrees on speed 1. After 15 minutes the broccoli should be soft.
  3. Transfer: Empty the water from the bowl. Place the broccoli into the bowl and add 100g water.
  4. Blend: Puree for 30 seconds on speed 6.
  1. Prep: Place all of the broccoli into the steamer basket. Secure the lid and place into your favourite steamer & blender appliance. I use Tommee Tippee.
  2. Steam: Cook the broccoli for 16 minutes on the steaming mode. After 16 minutes the broccoli should be soft and luscious.
  3. Transfer: Tip a small amount of water out but leave enough to blend with. Place the broccoli into the larger bowl and place back into the appliance.
  4. Blend: Puree for 15-20 seconds.

Baby Broccoli Puree: A Nutrient-Rich First Food Choice for Babies

Baby broccoli puree is a nutrient-packed choice that offers an array of vitamins and minerals necessary for the healthy development of babies. This delightful and easily digestible puree, made from lightly steamed broccoli, is a fantastic introduction to greens for babies.

Preparation

Firstly, the preparation process for baby broccoli puree is simple. Fresh broccoli is lightly steamed to preserve its nutrients and then blended until it reaches the desired consistency. Depending on your baby’s preferences, you can adjust the texture of the puree by adding a little boiled water.

Flavour Profile

Secondly, what makes this puree a popular choice for babies is its mild flavour profile. The natural sweetness of broccoli comes through, making it more palatable for young taste buds.

Nutritional Benefits

In terms of nutritional benefits, broccoli is a powerhouse. It is not only rich in vitamin C, which aids in iron absorption, but it also provides vitamin K essential for bone health, and dietary fibre beneficial for the digestive system. Moreover, it also contains antioxidants that help protect against cellular damage.

Versatility and Options for Intolerant Babies

Furthermore, baby broccoli puree is versatile too. Apart from serving it on its own, you can mix it with other purees such as apple or pear to create a new flavour combination. For intolerant babies, this puree offers a wholesome alternative to dairy-based meals.

It is crucial to always consult your paediatrician before introducing new foods, especially if your baby is at risk for food allergies or for intolerant babies.

In conclusion, with its nutritional punch and mild flavour, baby broccoli puree is a wonderful choice for your baby’s first foods, and even for intolerant babies.

Further Reading

Checkout another puree we made from apple or our wonderful Creamy Mango Dairy Free Yoghurt.

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