Beetroot & Berry Teething Pops

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It does not get much better than teething pops made from vegetables! These also make great summer iceblocks or just to sneak in some nutritious ingredients in a really fun way!

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These teething pops are made from beetroot! Who would have guessed that you could have this awesome purple vegetable in a teething pop? Beetroot is a wonderful antioxidant, so when combined with berries (also high in antioxidants) like this that’s a powerful immune system booster. Not to mention beetroot is high in iron and folate. These cool pops are also made from coconut milk so are dairy-free but with dietary fat for long lasting fuel (and no blood sugar spikes!).

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We had so much fun making these in the morning and in the Avent Combined Steamer Blender it was just so easy; one of the many uses for thisĀ must-have baby item!

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Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of raw beetroot chopped or about 4 small baby beets

6-8 strawberries

1 Cup of coconut milk

Directions:

1.Peel the raw beetroot and chop into rough cubes. Alternatively if using a bag of baby beets, simply put into the Avent Combined Steamer/Blender.

2.Add the strawberries and steam for approximately 15 minutes.

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3.Add the coconut milk (you may need to slightly drain a bit of excessive water depending of how much you placed in

4.Simply blend and then pour into ice block molds (I use Tupperware ones as they are quite sturdy!).

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5.Leave in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours. Remove and enjoy!

 

As you can see our boys just demolished these in a matter of second in the sun!

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This is Smushie asking for “More, More”.

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You can check my other Teething Pops and Healthy Homemade Iceblock recipes over on the blog and for more ideas on how to sooth teething bubs here.

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P.S I do a live demonstration of making healthy nutritious baby/toddler food using the Avent Combined Steamer Blender at our Starting Solids Events – Wellington is this Saturday on November the 5th and Palmerston North on November the 19th!

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For those outside of these cities do check out my new Electronic Starting Solids Guide!

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xxx Dr Julie Bhosale

 

3 Responses

  1. Jannah
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    If you use a normal steamer as I don’t have one of those fancy advent ones, would you just add the water that’s been collect from the steaming?

    • Julie Bhosale
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      As the coconut milk will add a lot of liquid you may not need to at all, or just a tiny bit. The steamer/blender normally just has a little bit in the bottom left over from the steaming!

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Yes but you would only need a little bit – the coconut milk will add a lot of liquid!