i know, it sounds weird. but i’m telling you, fritz loves it. this puree is very sweet (thanks to the bananas) and packed with nutrients. the beets and blueberries are from the farmers market, though the bananas are not (obviously). i would advise feeding this to your child while they are shirtless though, as it does stain. also, please do not be alarmed you find a diaper is full of bright red poop. it’s just the beets.
credit for this combination once again goes to happy baby foods. fritz tried this on vacation and really liked it a lot, so i recreated it for him at home (lucky little squirt).
banana, blueberry, and beet puree
- 6 medium beets
- 4 bananas, peeled and cut into 1/4 ” discs
- 1 package fresh blueberries
- olive oil
- pinch of salt
preheat the oven to 350 degrees. remove the green stems from the beets, and wash them well (i used a little potato scrubber). quarter them and then cut each quarter into thirds. toss with just enough olive oil to very lightly coat them and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. very lightly dust with a pinch of salt. roast for about 30 minutes, remove and toss around, return to the oven and roast for an additional 30 minutes. they should be soft when pierced with a fork.
add the beets, bananas, and blueberries to the food processor and whiz up until they are smooth. pour into freezer trays and freeze.
notes: this is good. like, really good. i don’t normally go for beets (i mean, i’ll eat them, but i don’t dream about them the way i do with mangoes) but this made me reconsider. a very nice combo!