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Sneaky Chef Purple Purée

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

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

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 1/2 Cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-2 Tablespoon water

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.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving18
Total Fat0.1g0.2%
Sugar3gN/A
Protein0.5g1.1%
Carbs4g1%
Vitamin A54µg6%
Vitamin C6mg10%
Vitamin E0.4mg1.9%
Vitamin K60µg75%
Calcium13mg1%
Fiber0.9g3.7%
Folate (food)23µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)23µg6%
Iron0.4mg2.1%
Magnesium11mg3%
Niacin (B3)0.2mg1%
Phosphorus9mg1%
Potassium84mg2%
Sodium9mgN/A
Zinc0.1mg0.7%