Orange-Infused Apple Carrot Purée

Orange-Infused Apple Carrot Purée

I’m not much of a juice fan (which means my son isn’t either!) but whenever we are in Italy I always seem to crave it, maybe because EVERYTHING seems to taste better there!

One of my favourite juice flavours is “Ace”, which is a surprisingly delicious blend of orange, lemon, and carrots.

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Yesterday, (with the weather warming up and all) I was reminiscing about our vacations in Italy and for some strange reason the thoughts led to juice!  I (very conveniently) had some carrots in the fridge and had also just bought a few oranges.  I swapped the lemon (which obviously would have been too tart for baby in this recipe) for a Honeycrisp apple just to add a little more sweetness in the mix.

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Ingredients
(Yields about 1 cup)
1 medium apple (about 1 cup), any sweet variety, peeled and chopped into 2 inch pieces
1 small carrot (about 1 cup), peeled and chopped into 2 inch pieces
1 tsp. orange zest
juice of fresh orange (or sugar-free orange juice), quantity as desired
pinch of cinnamon

Peel and core apple, peel carrot then chop both into 2-3 inch thick pieces (the size does not need to be exact-as long as they are small enough to fit into a small food processor).

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Purée apple and carrot until well combined and smooth.

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Add orange zest (making sure NOT to grate the white pith of the peel which is very bitter!), cinnamon then add orange juice (1 tbsp. at a time) puréeing until you get the desired consistency.

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It’s a simple as that!

Serve alone or with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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What’s your favourite fruit juice blend?

Which flavours would you like to see served as a purée for baby?

Orange-Infused Apple Carrot Purée

I’m not much of a juice fan (which means my son isn’t either!) but whenever we are in Italy I always seem to crave it, maybe because EVERYTHING seems to taste better there! One of my favourite juice flavours is “Ace”, which is a surprisingly delicious blend of orange, lemon, and carrots. Yesterday, (with the …

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5 thoughts on “Orange-Infused Apple Carrot Purée”

  • Megan Elford 5 years ago

    Ooh, this looks like something my little one would love! He’d probably make a huge mess of himself, but I bet he’d eat every last little bit.

  • nikkiran 8 years ago

    Don’t know about this one…texture is kinda weird. I will see what the baby thinks of it! 😉

    • You’re right, it’s not super-smooth but it’s very refreshing! Let me know if baby likes it 😉

      • nikkiran 8 years ago

        He would not eat it…me either actually! lol I think if the carrot were cooked slightly and then cooled, it would make for a better consistency. I am going to try it! Will let you know! 😉 As always, thanks for your recipes and blog…I love all the ideas!!!!!

        • Awe, too bad! It must be a consistency thing! Try steaming the carrot maybe? Ok, let me know…I appreciate the feedback 😉

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