Avocado apple mush, avocado apple baby food
Avocado apple mush, avocado apple baby food – A baby food puree made with avocado and apple.
Now this is the season of avocados. Our family loves avocados. I make avocado chappathi, avocado milkshake, avocado egg salad sandwich etc. for us often. I was thinking I should make something with avocado for shreeya too.
Apples and avocados go really well. Avocado has a creamy texture, so babies would generally like it. Shreeya loves it. It is also very simple and easy to make. You just have to grind apples and avocadoes together, and you are all set to feed your baby. Avocado apple mush makes their little stomach full too. Try it our and your baby will like avocado apple mush.
Health benefits of avocado and apple
Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber
Least allergic food
Maintains bowel regularity
Rich in omega-3
High in mono-saturated Fat
Helps in brain development and central nervous system
Excellent source of potassium
When should you introduce avocado and apple
Apple and Avocado are usually recommended for babies between 6 to 8 months old. Please discuss with your pediatrician just before giving it to your baby because generalities may not apply to your child. It is a good idea to introduce one food at a time waiting 4 days before another new food can be introduced just to make sure your baby is not allergic to it.
If your baby has latex allergy, then you might want to avoid avocado and discuss it with your pediatrician.
Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Baby’s Age. from 6-8 months
How to make avocado apple mush or avocado apple baby food:
Peel the skin off the apple. If your blender can grind the apple’s skin smoothly, then you may add the apple’s skin if not discard it. Then cut the apple into small chunks. Scoop out the avocado flesh. In a blender, add apple chunks, avocado flesh, and water. Grind until smooth. The puree/mush should be of thin consistency.You can wrap up the Avocado and Apple Mush with a cling wrap and refrigerate the Avocado Apple Mush for two days. The color will change slightly still it will taste good.
How to make avocado ripen quickly
You can store the avocado in a paper bag. Place the avocadoes in a cool place for two days to ripen.
How to select and buy avocado and apple
Apples are one of the fruits that are highly contaminated with pesticides so purchasing organic is your choice. Apples should be firm without indentations, bruises and cuts. Choose brightly colored apples and avoid discolored ones.
Avocados are one of the least contaminated with pesticides so purchasing organic is your choice. Buy firm avocadoes and when you press them gently, they should yield. Avocadoes should neither be very hard or squishy. Hard avocadoes are unripe and squishy avocadoes are past their prime. When you cut the avocado into half, the inner part should be green and the color surrounding its pit should be buttery yellow. If you are planning to give Avocado Puree right away to your baby, buy ripen ones. If not buy little unripe ones and ripen it at home.
How to pit and slice avocado
Cut the avocado into half working around the pit. Twist the two halves apart. The pit will come off. Using a spoon, just scoop the flesh out.
How to avoid apple and avocado from browning
You could soak apples and avocado in cold water, apple juice or pineapple juice or lemon juice to prevent it from browning. The citrus acid might be allergic to babies so ask your pediatrician first.
- Do not refrigerate the avocados before they are ripe. They will not ripen well later.
- Though avocados do not look appealing when oxidized, yet they taste good. Just scrap the brown part and eat it.
- The peel and pit of avocado might be allergic to pets so be dispose them off carefully.