Did you know a 6-12 month old requires more daily iron than an adult male?! (An adult male requires 8mg, whereas a baby requires 11mg).
Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense food you can find (rich in iron, b12, folate, vitamin A and copper. Just one 100g slice of chicken liver contains a baby’s daily source of iron (11mg). Another way I like to include iron in Leo’s diet is by sneaking iron rich sources into his gummies and smoothies. I use certified organic beef liver powder (it is freeze-dried with nutrients preserved). See below for the recipe for my iron-rich gummies! I also add cod liver oil & additional camu camu powder if Leo is battling with daycare sickness.
Side note- these are actually one of the only ways I can get Leo into a car seat - he would eat the whole batch if I let him!
1 cup organic frozen berries of choice
1 cup water (1/2 cup is used to “bloom” gelatin)
1/4 cup good quality gelatin powder
1 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice (I used agave)
1 tbsp organic wild blueberry powder or camu camu powder
1 tbsp organic freeze dried beef liver powder
optional* 1 tsp chia seeds (combine with frozen berries)
Method add 1/4 cup gelatin to 1/2 cup water. Set aside and allow to “bloom”.
On a very low heat, combine frozen berries with 1/2 cup water (don’t allow to come to the boil, just let the berries become warm / defrost to avoid killing all the nutrients)
Blend the berry and water mixture. Add sweetener, blueberry powder and liver powder, whisk until combined. Add gelatin and whisk until fully combined!
Pour into gelatin moulds or a square tray (so you can cut into slices). Set in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until firm.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. I also freeze these and defrost them in Leo’s lunchbox. Cut into appropriate finger length shapes for young babies. Let me know if you try this recipe and what your baby/toddler thinks! #babyleadweaning #babyrecipes #toddlerrecipes