Sneaky Chef Purple Purée

Sneaky Chef Purple Purée
Staff Writer

Jerry Errico

Sneaky Chef Purple Purée

The blueberries in this purée give it a fun color and also hide the fact that there's actually a vegetable in it as well, making it a great sneaky and delicious way to get your kid to eat some spinach. 

Notes

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Directions

Raw baby spinach should be rinsed well, even if the package says "prewashed." If you’re using frozen blueberries, give them a quick rinse under cold water to thaw a little, and then drain.

Place the spinach in the food processor first and pulse a few times. This will reduce the spinach significantly. Next add the blueberries and 1 tablespoon of water; purée on high until as smooth as possible. Stop occasionally to push the contents to the bottom. If necessary, use another tablespoon of water to create a smooth purée.

This recipe makes about 1 cup of purée; double it if you want to store another cup. It will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or you can freeze 1⁄4-cup portions in sealed plastic bags or small plastic containers.
 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

91 kcal

Daily value:

5%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 3 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 5 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 5077 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 257 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 20 mg
  • Vitamin D 11 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 233 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Beta-sitosterol 2 mg
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 65 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 27 µg
  • Carotene, beta 2948 µg
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Choline, total 35 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 152 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 48 µg
  • Folate, food 47 µg
  • Folate, total 47 µg
  • Folic acid 1 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 649 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 26 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 115 mg
  • Phytosterols 4 mg
  • Potassium, K 500 mg
  • Quercetin 40 mg
  • Retinol 5 µg
  • Selenium, Se 12 µg
  • Sodium, Na 61 mg
  • Stigmasterol 2 mg
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Water 96 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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