Asparagus and Apple Puree May 20 2014, 0 Comments

Asparagus is in season from April to June in the UK and contains so much goodness. It provides a good amount of dietary fiber, rutin, vitamin A, protein, folic acid, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin K, riboflavin, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Asparagus also provides some essential nutrients, including vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, and calcium.  Extremely green asparagus is very high in vitamin C so choose the greenest you can find! Like some other green vegetables asparagus can be a little difficult to digest so wait until your baby is 7 months old before trying it.

Mixed with Apple this recipe has a lovely sweet flavour.

4 Asparagus spears chopped (discard any woody parts of the stem)

1 medium apple chopped

Boil and then simmer the asparagus for 2 minutes in a small amount of water and then add the apple. Simmer for another 4 minutes or until the asparagus and the apple is soft. Drain most of the excess water and leave to cool a little before adding to the blender.

Blend the asparagus and apple until smooth or leave slightly textured depending on your baby's preference.

Asparagus is great for breast feeding mum's milk supply, too, so cook some extra and have some too!

The above ingredients will make 2 pouch servings.