Broccoli Puree - Homemade Baby Food

Broccoli.... why give your baby broccoli?? Well here you go:First, look at the nutrients broccoli contains: vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A (from beta-carotene), B vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, folate (folic acid), omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, protein...and more! 
Second, it really boosts your baby's immune system and it has anti-inflammatory properties! 
No wonder it's considered a super food!

So here you go:

1. Cut off broccoli stems and cut broccoli into small pieces. 
(if you're like me, you'll throw the broccoli stems out in your yard for the bunnies that live under your shed....yes, they love me....Harley the dog, not so much)

2. Steam broccoli. This doesn't take long, 5-10 minutes only. You just want the broccoli to be soft when you pierce it with a fork. Save a small glass of the water that you used for steaming the broccoli, to thin the puree (nutrients seep out of the broccoli into the water, which is why you want to use this water vs new water...or breast milk is always an option too).

3. Puree broccoli to desired consistency. Use a blender or food processor. 
I use my Ninja Blender's single-
serving option. Works like magic.
4. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to freezer bags for easy storage!

*Helpful hint: broccoli has a strong taste (don't we all know) so it's not always a baby's favorite first. Try mixing your broccoli puree with sweet potato or pumpkin purees to make it much more yummy for your baby!*


PS...Broccoli mixes good with sweet potato & pumpkin
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