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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!

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Blueberry Puree: Baby Food Recipe

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A healthy antioxidant blueberry puree for baby is made with sweet blueberries, crisp Fuji apples, creamy banana, and delicious mango for a homemade smoothie treat your baby will love!

blueberry puree baby food in a glass jar

This blueberry puree is a great way to get a bunch of fruits into your baby’s diet at once, and it’s super easy to make at this baby food recipe home (and in bulk). You can do a bunch of things with this recipe! Mix into oatmeal for breakfast, turn them into mini popsicles for a snack, or use them for “dessert” at the end of the day.

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Blueberries are one of the 10 Baby Superfoods! They are bursting with antioxidants and flavonoids, that help baby’s eyes, brain, and even urinary tract. In addition, they are high in fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and manganese.

You can use this basic recipe to create a variety of fruit purees for your baby!

🫐 How to Pick the Best Blueberries

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this puree. If using fresh blueberries look for ones that are fresh, plump, and a deep blue color! Blueberry season is the perfect opportunity to go out and pick fresh blueberries that you can use immediately for this recipe and others, or freeze to use throughout the year.

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • A simple fruit baby food recipe
  • Packed with healthy antioxidants for baby
  • Quick and simple recipe
  • Sweet blueberry flavor
  • Easily freeze individual servings
  • Makes 24 servings (see recipe card for nutrition information)
  • No fancy equipment needed

🔪 How to Make Blueberry Puree for Baby

Ingredients

blueberry puree ingredients

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries: This recipe will work well with fresh or frozen berries. I tend to use frozen berries because they are easily available throughout the year. However, if it’s summertime, go ahead and use fresh! I recommend using organic if possible.

Organic Fuji Apples: This crisp apple is refreshing, has a hint of tartness, along with notes of honey, and citrus. They are an excellent apple to use in baking and cooking.

Banana: The banana adds natural sweetness, and creaminess to this puree. Make sure your banana is ripe before adding to your smoothie, as unripe bananas have a slightly bitter flavor.

Organic Frozen Mangoes: For a little extra creaminess and sweetness, mangoes are the way to go!

Equipment

Instructions

Simmer Fruit: Add blueberries, apples, and mangoes along with 1/2 cup water to a large pot. Bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes on low-medium heat.

cooked blueberries mangoes apples in a pot

Blend: Pour the blueberry mixture into a blender. Add the banana. Let cool slightly and then puree until smooth.

pureed mangoes apples in a blender

Store and/or Freeze: Pour the mixture into an airtight container or into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.

pureed fruit in a blender

❓Recipe FAQs

How long does blueberry puree last?

In the refrigerator this recipe will last for up to 4 days. When properly frozen in ice cube trays or baby trays that are wrapped and airtight, the puree will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Can I puree frozen berries?

When making blueberries for baby you must thaw frozen blueberries first before blending. Another option is to simmer them on the stove to thaw, or heat them in the microwave for about a minute.

When can baby start eating blueberry puree?

Baby can start eating blueberries between the ages of 4-6 months. It’s an excellent fruit to add to your baby’s diet. They are sweet, a good source of dietary fiber, and full of healthy antioxidants.

Are blueberries safe for baby to eat?

Pureed blueberries are safe for baby. However, whole berries can be a choking hazard. If your baby is older, likes chunkier food, and is able to use their gums to mash their food, you can mash some blueberries up before serving. Do not give your baby whole blueberries.

👪 How to Serve Fruit Puree to Baby

Mix this baby food puree in yogurt, or oatmeal, or allow your baby to sip it like a smoothie. You can also warm this puree and serve over pancakes, waffles for older kids and toddlers. Mix this puree with others to make it a bit sweeter. This would taste nice with butternut squash or sweet potato puree.

🧊 How to Store

To Store in the Fridge: Transfer to an airtight container or airtight jar. A clean and sanitized mason jar works well. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To Freeze: Transfer to a storage container for baby food (individually portioned), or in ice cube trays / baby food trays. Wrap and seal so they are airtight. Freeze overnight in the ice cube trays. After 1-2 days, you can pop out the blueberry ice cubes and place them in a freezer safe zip top bag for easy storage. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To Defrost: When ready to serve, take a serving, and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. Alternatively, you can quick defrost in the microwave. Be careful not to heat for too long, and test the temperature before giving to baby.

blueberry puree baby food in a glass jar

📖 Other Fruit Combinations

You can use this basic recipe to create a variety of fruit purees for your baby. Just follow the simple principle of adding the fresh fruits to a large pot, simmering for 10 minutes, transferring to a blender, pureeing, and then freezing in ice cube trays.

Here are some of my other favorite fruit puree combinations:

  • Cherry, Peach, Mango
  • Blueberry, Apple, Pear, Banana
  • Pear, Apple, Prune
  • Papaya, Pear, Banana, Apricot
  • Peach, Apricot, Banana
  • Sweet berries (any of your favorite) and Banana

💭 Expert Tips for Making Fruit Purees

  • If using frozen blueberries cook them over the stovetop as suggested in the recipe. If using fresh blueberries, you can add them to the blender.
  • If your blender gets stuck add a bit of water to help get the blades moving.
  • Give the puree a good stir before serving. Especially if you are defrosting from frozen. That way all the ingredients combine and get evenly distributed.
  • If defrosting this puree will have the best result if you thaw it overnight in an airtight container rather than warming in the microwave.
  • When serving new foods to your baby, it’s always important to introduce only one new food at a time, and wait two days before introducing any other new foods to check for an allergic reaction.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold.

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Blueberry Puree: Baby Food Recipe

A healthy antioxidant blueberry puree for baby made with Fuji apples, banana, and mango for a smoothie treat your baby will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 (4oz) servings
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces frozen organic blueberries
  • 2 organic fuji apples cored, peeled and cut into big pieces (about 2-3 cups)
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 20 ounces frozen organic mangoes

Instructions

  • Add blueberries, apples, and mangoes to a pot, simmer for 10 minutes on low-medium heat.
  • Pour the blueberry mixture into a blender. Add the banana. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, wrap, and freeze.

Video

https://youtu.be/SZXPaL_x4WY

Notes

  • If using frozen blueberries cook them over the stovetop as suggested in the recipe. If using fresh blueberries, you can add them to the blender.
  • If your blender gets stuck add a bit of water to help get the blades moving.
  • Give the puree a good stir before serving. Especially if you are defrosting from frozen. That way all the ingredients combine and get evenly distributed.
  • If defrosting this puree will have the best result if you thaw it overnight in an airtight container rather than warming in the microwave.
  • When serving new foods to your baby, it’s always important to introduce only one new food at a time, and wait two days before introducing any other new foods to check for an allergic reaction.
  • Serve at room temperature or cold.
  • Makes about 96oz of baby food, 1 serving = 4oz of baby food.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

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Your little one will love my DIY healthy baby food purees. For a twist, try making a “smoothie”!

It’s so easy to make your own nutritious baby food at home. Introduce ingredients at your own pace and create unique flavors for your baby.

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