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The Silent Blender

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by Emma Elwin on 22 February, 2017

Blender, Bosch SilentMixx Pro.

When I was pregnant, I always pictured myself making my baby’s food from scratch. But when Dylan started eating solid food the thought of making it myself felt a bit scary. What would I make him? What should babies eat at first? How do I make sure he’s getting all of the necessary nutrients? I probably made the process of making Dylan’s food a lot bigger in my head, but that’s what new moms do, right? Making food for your baby is not only cheaper than buying it ready-made but it’s also a great way make sure that they’re getting pure, healthy ingredients without preservatives.

Anyway, I overcame my fears a few weeks ago when I found this recipe for millet porridge! It’s very simple, healthy, and Dylan loves it! Now, before you write it off as being too much work, I say try it just once. Nowadays I make a bigger batch of both the jam and porridge because it stores well and can be reheated. I make enough for myself because it’s delicious for breakfast. Both the millet and the apricots contain a lot of iron and zinc, crucial minerals for babies 6-months and older (they’re also excellent for tired mothers!).

I’m pretty sure the blender I use was designed for new parents! It’s super silent but still effective enough to blend a number of ingredients so you can use it when the baby is sleeping without worrying about waking the little one up. I also love that the pitcher is made out of glass! It comes with extra gear so that you can use it to make juice, crush ice and chop onions. What more can you ask for? The recipe for the porridge is below. Send me your baby food recipes if you have them!

The porridge

2 dl of water
1/2 tablespoon rapeseed oil
3 tablespoons crushed millet grain or millet flakes

Bring the millet flakes to boil in water and simmer for a few minutes. When the porridge is ready, add the oil and stir. Pour the porridge into the blender and mix until smooth.

The jam

10 dried apricots, soaked
3 strawberries
1 apple
1/2 tsp rose hip shell flour
1 tablespoon of lemon

Put soaked apricots, strawberries, apple, rose hip shell flour and lemon into the blender and blend until smooth. Add some water if you want the consistency to be thinner.

This is a collaboration with Bosch.


3 Comments

Ida: Ska prova med min lilla!
February 27, 2017

Emma Elwin: Hi! It is 1/2 tsp :)
February 24, 2017

Thank you for an answer.: Dear Emma, I found this recipe to be truly amazing and realy would give it a try, just how much oil does the recipe ask? 1/2 tsp or 1/2 tbsp or 1/2 dl
February 23, 2017

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