Sneaky Chef Purple Purée

Jerry Errico

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. 

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.
 

Notes

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

18 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

1%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 1%
  • Sodium 9mg 0%
  • Calcium 13mg 1%
  • Magnesium 11mg 3%
  • Potassium 84mg 2%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 9mg 1%
  • Vitamin A 54µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 60µg 75%
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