Asparagus may seem like an odd choice for a baby puree, but it actually makes for an excellent first food for your baby! Simply steam until tender and then puree along with a pinch of fragrant mint.
- An excellent source of vitamin K for bone health and blood clotting.
- A good source of vitamin C, for iron absorption and immune support.
- A good source of vitamin A, for healthy eyes.
- Contains prebiotic fiber to help feed the good bacteria in the gut.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 ounces
Age: 6+ months
- 2 cups asparagus, trimmed
- pinch of fresh mint (optional)
In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the asparagus into a steamer basket, cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
Place the cooked asparagus into a blender or food processor along with the mint (or other preferred spice or herb, if any). Turn on the blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium. If the puree is too thick, add 1/4 cup of the reserved water at a time, until you achieve desired consistency.
Serve and enjoy, or store for later.
Age: 6+ months
Yield: 15 ounces
Storage: you can store this puree in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Spices/Herbs: Adding spices to your baby’s foods is a great way to introduce more complex flavors at an early age. Some great spices and herbs to add to cooked asparagus are a pinch of garlic, nutmeg, smoked paprika, milk chili powder, cumin rosemary, basil or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.