Berry Prune Baby FRUIT BLEND
This tasty delight is always great to have on hand, especially if your baby is struggling with constipation. Prunes have been found to increase stool weight and speed up elimination due to their unique fiber and sorbitol content. Furthermore, the polyphenols and prebiotic fibers in the prunes and berries help feed healthy bacteria such as bifidobacteria. If dairy is well tolerated you can stir in some plain grass-fed whole milk yogurt for added protein and food based probiotics prior to serving.
Makes ~10 servings
Time: 15 minutes
10 dried plums/prunes
1 heaping cup fresh or frozen organic blackberries (or blueberries)
1 cup water
¼ cup grass-fed organic heavy whipping cream (may sub with 2 tsp coconut oil and ¼ cup canned full fat coconut milk)
Place the dried prunes, berries, and water into a small sauce pan. Cook uncovered over medium heat until bubbling. Stir, reduce heat to medium low, and allow to simmer for ~7-10 minutes or until the prunes are tender and the majority of the liquid has evaporated (leaving a little is fine and provides enough liquid to blend).
Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Add the heavy cream and blend until smooth. Divide the mixture into a baby food tray (or ice cube tray) and freeze.
Once ready to serve, place a single serving into a ceramic dish and microwave for ~15 seconds and stir. Taste test to make sure it isn't too hot. Alternatively, thaw in fridge overnight.
Note: Blackberries are a bit more tart than blueberries. If your baby is still new to tart flavors I suggest you do half and half blackberries and blueberries, or swap them all for blueberries.
Nutrition (per serving): 50kcal, 7.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 2.5g fat, 0.5g protein.
I hope you enjoy my creative, flavorful, and nutrient dense approach to whole foods cooking. All recipes are gluten free.