Baby Blueberry “Smoothie” Recipe

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on December 30, 2014

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I love making fruit smoothies for Layla. It’s a great way to get a bunch of fruits into her diet at once, and they are super easy to make at home (and in bulk). You can do a bunch of things with them: mix them into oatmeal for breakfast, turn them into mini popsicles for a snack, or use them for “dessert” at the end of the day.

The basic principle for making them is:

1) Throw a bunch of fruits into a large pot, simmer for 10 minutes

2) Puree

3) Pour into ice cube trays or store in the fridge up to 5 days. Serve in a variety of ways!

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This particular one I happened to make was: 2 Organic Fuji Apples, 2 packets frozen Organic Wild Blueberries, 2 packets frozen Organic Mangoes and 1 banana.

Other mixes I’ve come up with:

– Cherry, Peach, Mango

– Blueberry, Apple, Pear, Banana

– Pear, Apple, Prune

– Papaya, Pear, Banana, Apricot

– Peach, Apricot, Banana

But honestly, any mix of fruits will work great! You can also throw some spinach into the mix for a “green smoothie.” Once it’s in the ice cube trays it looks like this:

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Each cube = 1oz of food! I usually mix 5 cubes into 2oz oatmeal for Layla’s breakfast each morning.

Baby Blueberry โ€œSmoothieโ€ Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 packets frozen organic blueberries
  • 2 organic fuji apples, cored and cut into big pieces
  • 1 banana
  • 2 packets frozen organic mangoes

Directions

  1. Add blueberries, apples, mangoes to a pot, simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour into a blender and add banana
  3. Puree until smooth
  4. Pour into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tai January 6, 2015 at 2:19 am

Hi Anjali, I made this one yesterday. Mixed it with some yogurt for an afternoon snack and my wee one loved it! Thanks for the recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

Oh great!! So happy your little one liked this!

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geeta January 8, 2015 at 9:44 am

how do you thaw them before serving?
love your website. I’m expecting my first in may and will definitely be using a lot of your recipes!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Hi Geeta! You can thaw them in a few ways: leave a few cubes out on the counter (covered) for a few hours and they’ll thaw on their own; defrost them in the microwave for a few minutes; or put them in a bowl over a steaming pot of water (kind of like a double boiler) and they’ll heat up super fast. Hope that helps! Congrats on your pregnancy too – you will have a great time when your little one arrives in May! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fiona February 12, 2015 at 12:59 am

Great idea to get some extra fruit into little ones diet! I’m going to make these this weekend, can’t wait!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 12, 2015 at 5:08 am

Yes!! I give this to Layla almost every morning – mixed with her oatmeal ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your little one loves it!

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Vanisha January 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

hi Anjali – do you add any water when you simmer the fruit?

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2016 at 8:33 am

Hi Vanisha! Great question! Depending on how thick you want the puree, you can choose to add water or not. The frozen fruit already has water in it, so for the thickest puree you probably don’t need any additional water. For a medium puree you can add a splash of water if the frozen fruit isn’t providing enough water and the fruit is sticking, and for a thinner puree you can add up to 8oz of water. Keep in mind that the purees will get thinner after they have been in the freezer so you have to account for that when adding water (when you defrost the purees, they will be a thinner consistency than when they went into the freezer). Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

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