This blackberry puree for babies is super tasty and packed full of antioxidants and nutrients. Blackberries are combined with beets to support a healthy liver and gallbladder. The blackberry baby puree with beets is for 6-month-old babies and older. It is first steamed and then pureed into a smooth consistency suitable for babies learning how to swallow.
Beets are one of my top superfoods for many reasons, so of course, I wanted my baby girl to love eating beets. This beetroot puree for babies is made with steamed beets, and blackberries then blended with water. It is gentle on the digestive system and packed full of phytonutrients. Steaming beets for babies before blending also helps to neutralize the earthy flavor of beets.
Combining beets with blackberries is a great way to introduce beets to your baby as the blackberries naturally sweeten this beet puree for babies and offsets the earthy beet taste.
I initially introduced raw beetroot blended into a blackberry banana smoothie to my baby, but she didn’t seem to love the raw beetroot flavor, so I decided to steam the beets first.
Steaming the beets with blackberries before blending with water was a gamechanger. I can confidently say that my girl loves her steamed baby beet puree with blackberries and eats it all up every time.
This beetroot baby puree recipe is easy to make with only two ingredients: beets and blackberries steamed, then blended with water for a nutritious yet straightforward baby puree packed full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Ways to use this blackberry puree for babies
- mix with plain yogurt for additional fats and protein
- serve with a pureed oatmeal porridge for babies
- for older babies or toddlers, you can use this beet puree to top these banana oat pancakes
- serve with soaked chia seeds in water for plant-based protein and essential omega-three fats. Be sure to soak the chia seeds in a lot of water for babies as they are super concentrated and can cause constipation in young babies.
While I made this beetroot puree recipe for my baby girl, it is also an excellent beet puree for anyone to enjoy, especially anyone with a sluggish gallbladder or inflammation. Beets are one of the best foods for the gallbladder, and blackberries are one of the top antioxidant-rich fruits.
How to cook beets for baby puree
The easiest and fastest way to cook beets for a baby puree is by steaming them in a double boiler for ten minutes. Steaming the beets helps to soften the beets for easier digestion and offsets the raw, earthy flavor of beets.
First, wash and cut the beets into 1-inch chunks, then steam boil for 10 minutes. Halfway through steaming the beets add in the blackberries and cook together for another 5 minutes.
Transfer the cooked beets and blackberries into a high-speed blender with ¼ cup water and blend until smooth. Store in a glass jar in the fridge or freeze into ice cube servings in the freezer.
Blackberry Puree for Babies with Beets for 6 Months and Older
- double boiler
- High speed blender
- 1 cup frozen or fresh blackberries
- ¾ cup beetroot
- ¼ cup water
- Chop the beetroot into 1 inch chunks then place in the steamer pot over boiling water in the bottom double boiler pot. Steam for 5 minutes then add the blackberries and steam together for another 5 minutes.
- place the steamed beetroot and blackberries in a high speed blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend into a smooth puree.