Watermelon and I started a love affair when I was pregnant. I couldn’t get enough of it and I still can’t to this day. Audrey loves it as well, which I guess shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Now that it’s summer my fridge is always stocked with this nutrient-packed, hydrating and great for digestion treat. So much so I often have more than I know what to do with. I’ve made watermelon gazpacho, watermelon feta salad, and I’ve even used it to infuse vodka (sshhhhhhhhh). But the one recipe that’s the perfect accompaniment to Audrey’s breakfast is this naturally sweet and simple fruit purée. In fact, the taste is so delicious it brought me right back to 7th grade and the taste of watermelon Jolly Ranchers….minus the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors of course.
Watermelon & Raspberry Purée
9 months + up
Makes Approx. 1.25 cups
- 1 large banana, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, rinsed
- 1/2 cup seedless watermelon chunks
Puree banana, raspberries and watermelon in a food processor until smooth.
You could serve it on its own, but it’s best mixed with plain or greek yogurt.
* Have older kids? Put this healthy puree into popsicle molds and enjoy!
** For you? Add purée to blender with ice, flax meal, and coconut water or unsweetened almond milk for a healthy breakfast smoothie.