Bursting with fall inspired flavors, this Fall Superpower Puree is made with sweet potatoes, persimmons and egg yolks and is a perfect puree for baby at any age. Full of essential nutrients such as choline, good cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acid and iron, this puree is aiding in baby's brain and bone development! A puree that is tasty and nutritious all in one!
Well heeeelllllllooooooo there!
Sorry for the radio silence, it's been almost 2 weeks since my last post.. howdidthathappen?
No I didn't drop off the face of the earth, or runaway to a tropical island, which might be considered the same thing.
I, get this... just finished up my second book - 31,209 words, roughly 57 cups of coffee and 200 recipes later, Whole Food Baby will be out in bookstores next May!!! It will also be released to other english speaking countries. So I wanna see your happy dance from the across the pond and down under. You've been asking for my book and here it comes!!
Now that I am in the final editing stages, which is where I realize I use the words delicious, smooth and puree WAY too many times for a normal person, I can get back to you and this amazing blog! And boy do I have some fun stuff up my sleeves:)
Let's talk about this Fall Superpower Puree! It's pretty much the most deliciously smooth puree (here I go again) I have ever tasted! It's sweet, earthy and spicy without being overpowering and is full of sweet potatoes, persimmons and egg yolk.
Wait.... egg yolk? In a baby food puree?????
I know, threw you for a loop didn't I?
Believe it or not, my Avocado + Egg Yolk recipe is always one of my top 10 puree recipes! Egg yolks and avocados are amazing first foods for baby! They are almost a perfect meal. But get this, sweet potatoes, persimmons and egg yolks are also amazing first foods for baby, and they taste way better! Like in, I was eating this puree while drinking my forth cup of coffee, because it was sooooooo good! It tasted like fall. And as someone that is just starting to like eggs, this is a very strong statement to make.
Before you completely blow me off, let me tell you why eggs are good for baby.
Egg yolks are full of amazing nutrients like choline, good cholesterol, iron and vitamin D. Not to mention that pasture-fed hens have eggs that are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Both the cholesterol and the omega-3 are essential for baby's mental development. When paired with vitamin A, E, potassium, beta carotene and fiber full sweet potatoes, this puree falls into Superpower Puree status.
To make this recipe, I used the Babymoov Nutribaby, because it not only steams and purees produce, but it also cooks eggs for you at the same time. It's cool like that.
It also does about a million other cool things - heats bottles, defrosts purees, heats purees and sterilizes all your bottles and even pump parts. I am so wishing I had this during my pumping days! Game changer.
Let's get started- we hard boil (or hard steam) some eggs and lightly steam a sweet potato and persimmon. Since persimmons are such a seasonal produce, you can also use a pear, apple or even a banana in this recipe. Because we are using the Nutribaby, these steps all happen at once, giving you 15 minutes of free time!
When the timer goes off, and we peel ourselves off the couch, it's only about 4 more minutes of work before this puree is ready. We peel some eggs and save the white part for some egg sandwiches (for hubby, I am not there yet), toss everything in the blender and puree until smooth. Easy as can be.
Now, it's time for some fun!
This week, I am giving away a Babymoov Nutribaby! That's right, this amazing machine can be yours!! A $115 giveaway!!! You have 3 chances to win but the contest ends Friday, so keep on scrolling for the entry form.
Congratulations to Samantha G. for winning the Nutribaby!
Fall Superpower Puree
I made this recipe using the Babymoov Nutribaby
4 egg yolks
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 persimmon, cubed*
1 cup water, broth, breastmilk or formula
Instructions using the Nutribaby
1. Fill the water tank. Place the eggs in the large basket and the sweet potato and persimmon chunks in the smaller basket. Stack the baskets and start a 15 minute steam cycle.
2. When done let cool slightly.
3. Crack the eggs open and discard the shells and white part (these may be saved for another recipe), and scooping out the yolks and placing in the blender. Add the sweet potato, persimmon and fresh liquid (I do not recommend using the liquid from the steamer tray) and puree until smooth, adding additional liquid if needed in 1/4 cup increments.
Instructions for Regular Cooking Method
1. In a medium sauce pan, add in 4 eggs and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat for 10 minutes. Drain and run cold water over the eggs.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil, Add a steamer basket with the sweet potato and persimmon, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender. Let cool slightly. Reserve cooking water.
3. Crack the eggs open and discard the shells and white part (these may be saved for another recipe) and scooping out the yolks and placing in the blender. Add the sweet potato, persimmon and liquid (you may use the reserved water in this cook method) and puree until smooth, adding additional liquid if needed in 1/4 cup increments.
Yield - 15 ounces
Storage - 2 days in fridge or 3 months in freezer
*if persimmons are not available, you can sub in 1 apple, pear or banana.
Spices - If you want to spice it up, feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, rosemary or vanilla extract or even 1/4 teaspoon cloves, ginger or allspice to the puree before blending. Yum!