This is the recipe I make the most for Kula Baby, mostly because I’m lazy and I know he will eat it. It changes daily depending on the veggies I have on hand. If I could throw the kitchen sink into the blender I would…so the name of this recipe is fitting. It’s super easy to make and he always seems happy with it. Key components: one fresh basil leaf and a whole grain. I rotate my whole grains every couple of days for variety and also because it’s easy (are you getting the “easy” trend here???). For instance, I’ll make enough brown rice to last 3 days and I keep it in the fridge for easy access. After I’ve used all the brown rice, I’ll make enough quinoa for 3 days and use that. Easy? Easy!
The Kitchen Sink
- 1 fresh basil
- 1/2 cup whole grain brown rice, quinoa, millet, etc.
- 1 butternut or acorn squash
- 1 handful organic spinach
- apple a few slices for sweetness
- avocado a few slices of ripe avocado for healthy omega fats!
- vegetable broth or water, but broth is tastier for desired consistency
Steam squash and apple until tender. Remove from heat (keep the lid on) and add spinach. When spinach is limp, put veggies, grain, avocado and basil leaf into blender and blend. Add broth as needed. You can add extra grain at the end to make it chunkier for toddlers.
I make a variation of this almost everyday. The apple tastes great with the basil. I rotate veggies for variety: carrots, green beans, asparagus, swiss chard, etc. The added apple serves as a sweet touch to "hide" powerful tasting veggies so I sneak in as many leafy greens as possible. Not that Kula Baby really has a choice in the matter just yet, but I'm practicing for when he learns the word NO.
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