If you thought avocados are only best for a health-conscious adult, then you are wrong. Avocados are one of the world’s best foods for babies. The avocados being the storehouse of rich vitamins, minerals and monosaturated fatty acids, is a great source of needful nutrients needed for your baby’s brain development. Moreover, the mild flavor and rich creamy texture makes it a perfect treat for your little munchkin.
Avocados are a storehouse of nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals ranging from Vitamins, K, C, B5, B6 and E, to minerals like potassium and Folate. Avocados also contain magnesium, manganese, copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous and Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 in smaller amounts. These fruits are also rich in protein and healthy fats.
Avocado for baby foods must be chosen with utmost care. The fresh, hand-picked and farm to table avocados and organic avocados is the ideal choice for preparing baby foods. When shopping for avocados, choose the ones that have dark and firm exteriors and is a little soft to touch. You can also choose the harder ones and ripen it to the desired level by placing the avocados in a brown paper bag with bananas.
Given below are the top three baby food recipes with avocados as an ingredient. Note that the recipe does not require any cooking or heating.
- Avocado Puree
Since the recipe is for your baby, make sure you buy the best organic avocados or place an order to buy avocado gift pack online. The farms to table avocados are easily available online.
Avocado - 1 medium ripe avocado
Optiona - breast milk, formula or water.
Use a sharp knife to cut the ripe avocado in to half. Scoop the flesh out of the avocado and put it in a dish. Mash the scooped-out flesh with a fork or a spoon. If you want a smoother consistency, use a blender or food processor.
Add breast milk, formula, or water to the mixture as needed to achieve a much thinner consistency.
- Avocado puree with banana
You can compensate the bland taste of avocados with bananas, apples or mangoes and enhance the puree’s taste.
Avocado - 1 medium size ripe fruit
Banana - 1 medium sized
Breast milk/formula Milk/Water - as required to reach thinner consistency
Wash and keep your avocados ready. Cut the avocado in to two halves. Scoop out the big seed inside using a spoon. Discard the skin and seed.
Chop the bananas. Take the scooped avocados along with the chopped banana in a blender. Grind it into a smooth puree. Add breast milk or formula milk to the mixture to reach the desired consistency.
- Avocado puree with pear
Avocado - 1 medium size ripe fruit
Pear - 2 ripe pears
Wash the avocado properly and slice the fruit in to two halves. Peel the skin and scoop out the seed from it. Mash the avocado in a clean bowl. Peel the two ripe pears and remove the seeds as well. Mash and mix it with the mashed avocados. Use a blender to make the mixture in to a smooth consistency. Mix the mixture well with the breast milk or formula milk to loosen the mixture.
The avocado baby food if mixed with the milk is should not be feezed. However, it is safe to freeze pureed avocados. The only thing you should be careful while storing it is to avoid exposure to air as it may rot fast. You can defrost the avocado puree and mix it with the milk to feed your baby. The frozen avocado puree must be used within a time of one month.
Avocado is definitely the best complete food you can give your child. Buy avocado gift pack online to gift your loved ones the super food. Order from the delivery partners who deliver fresh farm to table fruits and vegetables to complete your daily dose of nutrition.