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Spirulina Super Baby Food Recipe

This morning I gave Sun his “yum yum” (what he calls breakfast). It was avocado, applesauce, DHA, and Spirulina. I wanted to share this with anyone else interested in making their own nutritious baby food.
Spirulina Baby Super Baby

1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp spirulina
1/2 mashed avocado
1 DHA Deva vegan softgel (I burst it open and mix it in the food)

Sun is 23.5 lb and big for 10 months, so he can eat the whole thing.

I also gave him 1/4 of a gluten free vegan ginger muffin I made last night. I used chicpea flour and applesauce with a little molasses. It’s high in protein and he really enjoyed it. I also gave a muffin to my brother last night as well, and he said, “Wow, this actually tastes like wheat!” He really enjoyed it which is a compliment coming from someone who eats Pringles potato chips all the time and Peppridge Farm cookies :-)  It’s a modified version of the Vanilla Cupcakes recipe in Erin McKenna’s new gluten free vegan baking book Babycakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked About Bakery:

2 cups chickpea (garbanzo bean)  flour

1/2 cup arrowroot flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 c coconut oil or canola oil

3/4 c applesauce

2 tbsp of molasses

1.5 tbsp of pure ground vanilla

1/2 tbsp cinnamon ground

1/2 tbsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp cloves ground

1/8 tsp nutmeg ground

1.5 – 2 c of hot water

Preheat oven 325 F. Bake 28 minutes. After the first 14 minutes, rotate the cupcakes pan 180 degrees. After it’s done baking, let stand for 20-30 minutes.

I don’t like a lot of sugar. The original recipe calls for 1.3 c of agave nectar. That’s WAY too much for me, but you may want to do that if you want it to be sweeter. I prefer the molasses since it’s higher in minerals and vitamins, especially iron and potassium.

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12 thoughts on “Spirulina Super Baby Food Recipe

  1. plantfolk on said:

    is there a substitution for the xanthum gum? can that be omitted? thanks!

  2. Great! This was just what I was looking for. Spirulina can not be anything but good for my baby right?! Xx

  3. I know this was a year ago now but your ‘Sun’ looks amazing and also cute! My daughter is 10 months now and I feel that I need to up her dose of spirulina! As I am expecting another baby in May, she does not breastfeed as much as she used to, just concerned that sheis not getting much from me anymore! So quantities what do you recommend fellow sista!! Namaste

  4. Angela on said:

    http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/update-on-spirulina/

    http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/update-on-spirulina-2/

    Naiomi, PLEASE consider REMOVING spirulina from your diet and that of your children. The recent studies on spirulina are deeply concerning: Spirulina is found to be a hepatic and neuro toxin (liver and nervous system), and in some cases it has been indicated in muscle deterioration.
    One can have a extremely healthy plant based diet without such supplements. Before adding any supplement to your diet and that off your children, please consider visiting nutritionfacts.org to see if any scientific literature exists regarding its effectiveness and safety. The site is run by Dr. Greger who espouses and promotes a plant based diet in addition to spending a copious amount of time examining and presenting the latest scientific literature on diverse array of subjects related to nutrition.
    Lastly, if you decide to remove spirulina from your diet please pass the information along.
    Peace Always

    • Angela,

      Thanks for the heads up on this. I have heard about Spirulina being “healthy” and others saying it’s “toxic.” I found my information about Spirulina on the internet an also peer reviewed journals on nutrition. It seems like you have to be careful where you source the spirulina. My acupuncturist told me to take spirulina WITH Chlorella. Chlorella is the detoxifier while Spirulina is the “builder.” Has anyone else been told to do the same? I have been taking Spirulina for years and during both my pregnancies, but I took it with Chlorella and took the supposedly ‘best’ grades. I’m am still trying to figure more information out about this.

    • Marisa M on said:

      I strongly believe that those adverse reactions are due to the pesticides and chemical cleaners used from non-organic “spirulina farms”. Natural, organic spirulina is insanely good for you, and would not cause such reactions. It just wouldn’t happen. I strongly distrust most modern doctors as many of them are paid off to say vitamins and supplements are bad, just to keep prescribing pills to people, which is where the real problem lies.

      • Marisa, thanks. I have found this to be true too about the non-organic spirulina and chlorella farms as well as allopathic doctor’s being told to say that herbs and superfoods are ‘bad’ or ‘don’t work.’

  5. Hello
    I know this is a long post but I’m hoping you could help.i have been taking spirulina for a while before I got pregnant with no side effects . Now I have started giving my 8 month old baby as well but I’m worried about these studies.can you recommend a good brand ? I live in the uk I use the naturya spirulina but just want to clarify a good brand
    Thank you

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