Making blueberry puree sounded like a good idea…..
My Wild Child loves just about any fruit you put under his nose. By 8 months we had tried pears, apples, bananas, apricots, and peaches. Since apples and bananas were really hard on his poor stomach I have stopped giving him those for a while. Of course, that left me pureeing pears, apricots, and peaches like crazy!
I have GALLONS of frozen blueberries (yes, gallons) just hanging out in our deep freeze. The thought occurred to me that at 8.5 months he was probably old enough to try blueberry puree. I’ve seen it in the baby food isle in the stores listed as a 2nd food – so why not. I double checked on the EWG page for domestic blueberries and they are on the “dirty dozen” list so I used organic.
I researched a few methods to puree blueberries….. I went with the one found in the “Cooking For Baby” cookbook.
- puree blueberries
- strain through fine mesh sieve to remove the larger pieces of skin
- cook in a sauce pan for 5-7 minutes
- cool & serve or store
*WARNING this method will result in stained everything! * I was super careful and still ended up getting stains.
The end result was plenty of blueberry puree to last for several months, a stained kitchen towel, and bib!
He really LOVES blueberry mixed in with the apricots and peaches. I have developed my own all fruit breakfast smoothie for the Wild Child using 2 thawed cubes of apricots, 2 cubes of peaches and 1 cube of blueberry.