Steamed Kale Puree Recipe

plant-1011492_640 (2)I recommend steaming certified organic kale because it is known to lower high cholesterol more then other cooking methods. Learn what to look for when selecting kale here.

  1. Wash 1 bundle of certified organic kale in cool water.
  2. Remove the stalk by holding the bottom end of the stalk with one hand and gliding your other hand all the way up the stalk.
  3. Remove the large veins from each leaf as they can be harder to digest.
  4. Tear into smaller pieces so you can fit more leaves into the steamer. You don’t have to chop the leaves into small pieces because steamed greens shrink down considerably.
  5. Add 3 cups of water to the steamer saucepot and place the steam basket into the saucepot.
  6. Cover the steamer and set the temperature to med/high.
  7. Once the water is boiling, place 2 cups of raw kale into the steamer basket and cover. 
  8. Steam for 5 mins, stirring half way to ensure the leaves are steamed evenly. Steaming kale too long will cause it to lose a lot of vitamins and nutrients.
  9. Remove the kale from the steamer and place into Vitamix or blender of your choice.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 for the remaining kale, adding more water to the saucepot if needed.
  11. Add 4 ounces of water from the saucepot (it contains a lot of nutrients) and 2 scoops of formula OR 4 ounces of breast milk.
  12. Blend until the puree can easily pour out of the blender into the ice cube trays.
  13. Add more water or breast milk if the puree is too thick.

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

Related Recipes:

Steamed Frozen Kale Puree


Kale Puree Mixtures

Follow these simple steps to create puree combinations!

  • Acorn Squash: 4 months
  • Apples: 4 months
  • Apricots: 6 months
  • Bananas: 4 months
  • Blueberries: 8 months
  • Butternut Squash: 4 months
  • Carrots: 6 months
  • Green Beans: 6 months
  • Mango: 6 months
  • Nectarines: 4 months
  • Parsnips: 6 months
  • Pears: 4 months
  • Peas: 6 months
  • Peaches: 6 months
  • Plums: 6 months
  • Pumpkin: 6 months
  • Sweet Potatoes: 4 months


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  1. I have never really had any experience with Kale. Can you tell me what vegetable it is similar to? What kind of benefits are there for the baby? I see the list of other vegetables. Do you incorporate them with the Kale puree as your baby grows?

    • Kale is SO nutritious!!! It has a very mild flavor so it can be mixed with so many fruits and veggies!!! Kale is related to cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts. You can introduce your baby to it as early as 6 months and the health benefits are countless! Vitamin A is crucial for early development and the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can prevent so many chronic diseases. It is recommended to give your baby kale 2-3 times a week. Toddlers tend to be picky eaters but you can sneak kale into so many recipes! I will post how to mix purees tomorrow, so stay tuned! You will be amazed at how easy it is!!! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you back soon!!

  2. I really like this Kale idea. We eat Kale but I never thought of pureeing it for a baby . My grandson is a bit sickly I am sending this it on to my son so he can do it for the baby. Thanks ! Lee

    • That is fantastic!!! Kale has so many antioxidants that rid the body from toxins we are all exposed to that cause chronic diseases. I knew someone that had cancer and he started juicing with kale in every smoothie and his condition improved dramatically. I hope your grandson gets well soon!! Thank you for visiting, Lee!

  3. Nice recipe! I just read an article yesterday about kale and the looong list of benefits it has for you (Even preventing cancer of course). This will be great for a hard heading baby who doesn’t eat his/her vegetables!

    • EXACTLY!!! It mixes so well with all sorts of fruits and veggies so even the pickiest of kiddos won’t even taste it!!! Thanks for visiting, Matt. It is always a pleasure to see your comments. Stay healthy, my friend!

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