Broccoli Puree is a great first food for babies. However, with a little bit of butter, salt and lemon it can also be a delicious and nutritious family side dish.
Wash broccoli and cut into small florets.
Add florets to approx 125ml (1/2 cup) of boiling water. Simmer, covered, for around 6-8 mins, until tender but still bright green in colour.
Remove broccoli from the pan, reserving the cooking liquid. Place in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, adding the reserved water (or baby milk) until desired consistency is reached.
STEAM: You can alternatively steam the florets.
SIDE DISH: If you are making this as a family side dish, rather than a baby puree, try adding a tbsp of butter, a little salt and lemon juice (to taste) when blending.
REFRIGERATE: Allow to cool, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.
FREEZE: Allow to cool, spoon the puree into ice-cube trays and freeze until solid. Once they’re fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place the frozen cubes into a freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.
Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg