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Beetroot and Broccoli Mash – Stage 2

beetroot-and-broccoli-mashSo I’m at count down now with book launch number 2 – 10 days to go! Whilst every time I think about the launch, my heart is literally pounding out of my chest [I’m that scared!], I am also very excited and proud at the same time. It really is a fab book, and I’m really excited to hear all your thoughts about it. Please feel free to leave me comments below.

So onto my recipe! This is a delicious, mildly sweet yet earthy tasting two-veg mash taken from my cookbook – The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook. Perfect for tickling a baby’s sweet and savoury taste buds. Beetroot may encourage the production of disease-fighting white blood cells and contains folic acid and iron. Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C while turmeric is known as an anti-inflammatory spice. With all these immune-boosting ingredients, this yummy mash may help to keep colds and flu at bay. Suitable for babies from 7 months.

Total prep and cooking time – 15-17 minutes
Makes 11 ice-cubes

100g (raw) beetroot – scrubbed, washed, peeled, sliced
80g broccoli – washed, cut into small florets
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground black pepper

Steam the beetroot (8 minutes) and broccoli (3½ minutes) until tender. You can pop the broccoli in with the beetroot after 4–5 minutes. Pop the tender vegetables into a food processor (or use a handheld blender) along with the turmeric, black pepper and a little cooled boiled water if necessary. Blend using a pulse motion until you have a yummy textured mash for your little one.

This recipe is taken from The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, available to order now from all good bookshops including, WHSmith and Waterstones. Also available from

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