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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Baby Blueberry “Smoothie” Recipe

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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!


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:


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

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Baby Blueberry “Smoothie” Recipe

A "smoothie" for babies is essentially cooking down fruit to their desired texture. Use it in oatmeals or other grains or just feed it plain.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 ounces


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


  • Add blueberries, apples, mangoes to a pot, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into a blender and add banana
  • Puree until smooth
  • Pour into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.

24 responses to “Baby Blueberry “Smoothie” Recipe”

  1. Hey Anjali
    How much do I take to prepare 1 serving? With fresh fruits?
    Also, can I keep it in the fridge, & use it in 1-2 days?

    • Hi! This recipe will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container (assuming you aren’t adding breastmilk or formula to it when you make it). For just one serving of 2 oz, you probably just need a handful of blueberries, 2-3 pieces of mango and 1/4 of an apple and that should be more than enough — that might make even more than 2oz!

      • Hi! You can serve the smoothie warm – I usually served it at a lukewarm temperature. If you want to serve the smoothie cold, you can just thaw the cubes in the fridge overnight and they will be defrosted by the morning. If you want to serve it slightly warm, you can defrost the cubes in your microwave and warm it until it’s the temperature you want! Hope that helps!

  2. Hi! I’m confused but it may be a typo that you mix 5 cubes with 2 oz oatmeal for breakfast? Isn’t that a lot of the smoothie since each cube is 10 oz?

    • Hi Bertine! Each cube is 1oz of food 🙂 But that would be 7oz total! It’s correct in the post but you might have read it as “1o” “z” instead of “1” “oz” — so maybe that’s why you thought it was 10? Hope that helps!

  3. Thank you for the recipe! I was wondering how you make them into mini popsicles? Is there anything you use as the “handle”?

  4. Hi Anjali,
    Are there nutritional benefits to cooking the fruits prior to freezing them versus keeping them raw for 6 mo old? I plan to purchase your book on Amazon. Thanks!

    • Hi Jenny! Cooking the fruits makes them easier to puree — it makes for a smoother puree which is much easier for babies new to solids to “chew” and swallow. I can’t wait to hear what your baby thinks of the recipes in my book! Keep me posted on how it goes!

    • 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!

      • Hi Anjali! If I cant find those packages of blueberries and frozen mangos but instead of them I have organic mango and blueberries how much should I need to do this recipe? TIA

      • Hi Amanda! It’s about 20oz of blueberries and 20oz of mangos – so that’s about 2.5 cups of blueberries and 2.5 cups of mangos – which would be the amount if it was fresh or frozen. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

    • Yes!! I give this to Layla almost every morning – mixed with her oatmeal 🙂 Hope your little one loves it!

  5. 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!

    • 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! 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

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