Baby Food Recipes with Avocado

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Everyone can agree with me that avocados are great first food for our young children. Avocados are known to be excellent sources of natural fats.  

In this article, we talk about introducing avocado to your baby’s diet and we give you three tasty baby food recipes that are easy to make at home.

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Avocado, Strawberry, and Banana
Recipe 2 – Avocado, Cucumber, and Apple
Recipe 3 – Avocado, Mango and Greek yogurt

You might also be interested in our recipes with banana, mango or strawberries.

When can a baby eat avocado?

A baby is ready to be introduced to avocado once at 4-6 months old as this is the time the kid is ready to start solid food.

As we have seen, it’s no doubt that avocados have great nutritional value and thus making them finger food and first or introductory food to our kids. The overall avocado baby food recipe is quite simple as it doesn’t require any cooking. It’s easy, and fast to prepare and it’s a sure thing that the baby will enjoy it.

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

How to prepare avocado for baby food

To prepare baby food with avocado, you require one ripe avocado and maybe a formula, breast milk or water but it’s optional.

Using a sharp knife, cut your avocado into two halves just around the pit lengthwise. After that follow by score pitting with your knife and twist it to pull out the avocado pit. Using a spoon, scoop the avocado meat out of the avocado skin and place it right on the dish.

Using either a food processor, blender or fork, mash the avocado meat into a puree until the desired consistency is arrived at. You can add some breast milk, water or formula to achieve a thinner consistency.

Have some small food storage containers ready or use an ice cube form to pour in the mixture.

 

Recipe 1: Avocado, Strawberry, and Banana (age 4-6 months+)

Quick, easy and very tasty. Your baby will love this one!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ Banana
  • 1 Cup breast milk or formula (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1 – Using a spoon, scoop the avocado meat out of the peal and add it to a blender or food processor.

Step 2 – Clean the strawberries, remove the crown and add them to the blender.

Step 3 – Peel the banana and slice ½ in pieces before adding them to the blender.

Step 4 – Mix the ingredients into a smooth puree. You can add some breast milk, formula or water if you want the puree to be slightly thinner. 

Recipe 2: Avocado, Cucumber, and Apple (age 8 months+)

Fresh, green and tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Cup breast milk or formula (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the avocado, scoop the meat out and add it to a blender or other kitchen tool you want to use.

Step 2 – Peel the cucumber and slice it up before adding it to the avocado.

Step 3 – You can use the apple fresh or choose to cook it for a very short amount of time. This way, the apple becomes a little bit softer. Peel the apple, remove the core, cut the apple in pieces and add it to the blender.

Step 4 – Mix all the ingredients into a smooth puree. You can add breast milk or formula to make the puree slightly thinner if you want.

Recipe 3: Avocado, Mango and Greek yogurt (age 6 months+)

Tropical delight that your baby will enjoy for sure!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Tablespoon Greek yogurt

Some people will argue that a baby can eat yogurt from the age of 8 months. But a lot of sources claim it is OK to give yogurt to a 6-month-old baby, Healthline for example. If you don’t want to use Greek yogurt you can replace it with breast milk or formula.

Instructions:

Step 1 – Scoop the meat out of the avocado and add it to a blender or other kitchen tool you want to use.

Step 2 – Peel the mango and slice it up before adding it to the blender.

Step 3 – Last but not least, add the yogurt (or breast milk or formula). Mix the ingredients into a smooth puree. 

A delicious, tropical and sweet baby food recipe that your baby will absolutely enjoy eating!

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Feeding guide for avocado

 

4-6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10-12 months

No. of tbs per portion

1-2

2-3

2-3

2-4

2-4

No. of feedings

per day

2

2

2

2

2

Please keep in mind that this guide only applies to avocado. If you add any other ingredients, like meats, this guide doesn’t apply anymore. 

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

Are these baby food recipes freezable?

You should store your batch of avocado baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze this baby food into different portions by employing ice cubes as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.

In the freezer or fridge, avocados and banana tend to be brown but then, the nutritional value and flavor of the food are not affected in any manner.

Ensure you employ practical child or baby feeding tips once you portion out the meal so that there will be an enjoyable experience to the consumers.

 

Which kitchen tools to use

In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Blender or food processor

  • Knife

  • Tablespoon

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Cutting board

  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

 

Nutritional benefits

This fruit offers quite a number of nutritional benefits to our bodies. It is actually considered to have the most nutritional value as compared to other fruits and vegetables. Avocados are loaded with fiber, zinc, thiamin, protein, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and other nutrients. It is considered a superfood for other people out there. 

To add on these nutrients, they are also high in natural fats, but then, don’t ever let the natural avocado fat deter you. Research proves that the natural avocado fat is heart-healthy as it contains good HDL cholesterol and it’s monounsaturated.

The fruit contains coveted Omega 3 fatty acids in tons that help promote brain development and other benefits and thus making it such an excellent choice for any growing child. They are actually the perfect introductory solid food as they are known as very mild.

 

How to pick the right avocado

All of us have at one time faced challenges choosing ripe avocados out there in the market. But then, we should solve this once and for all. How can one tell if the fruit is ripe? In case you need to have one to eat, settle at the one that is dark green in color and the one with bumpy skin. With just a bit of feel of firmness when squeezed, it’s ready to be consumed.

Don’t go for a rock hard one as this is not ripe and the one that feels too much soft can be spoilt, so make a choice right. Pick an avocado that is somehow ripe and not too much ripe. Avocados should be stored outside the fridge unless otherwise, they are already ripe.

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