Brain Enhancing Broccoli Purèe Baby Food & Steamed Potato Sauce




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Studies show that participants who smelled a rosemary sprig before taking a test scored higher than those who didn’t!  Rosemary enhances the brain’s ability to perform, so why not start baby off with a big brain, along with the amazing benefits of broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, which improves skin and hair, anti cancer, improves digestion and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. You and your baby will love this combo.


For the purèe:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 large rosemary sprig
  • Water for steaming

For the Steamed Potato side dish:

  • 3-4 Yukon gold or red potatoes, diced into 1” pieces, and steamed, till tender
  • ½ cup, or more of broccoli purée
  • Optional add ins:  Freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion
  • powder, chives, etc.


Make the Purée:

  1. Pour 2 inches or so of water into a ( 2-3)- quart saucepan.  
  2. Add the rosemary sprig  to the water, and place the steamer basket on top. 
  3. Add the broccoli florets to the steamer basket, and cover.  
  4. Bring the water to a low boil  over medium high heat, turn down the medium low,  and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until tender. 
  5. Remove the broccoli  from the steamer and place in a high speed blender or food processor.  
  6. Pour in some of the rosemary infused steaming water and process to desired consistency, adding more of the steaming water as needed.
  7. Use ¼ to 1/3rd of the purèe for your baby. 
  8. Let cool and feed your baby, or spoon purée into ice cube trays and freeze.

Make the Steamed Potato side dish:

  1. Place diced and steamed potatoes on a plate and pour the broccoli sauce on top.  
  2. Spice it up with black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, whatever moves you. I actually like it with just a few red pepper flakes. 


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