Avocado Mash 🥑
Avocados are an excellent choice for babies due to their nutritional richness and numerous health benefits. Packed with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, avocados support a baby's overall growth and development. The healthy fats in avocados, such as monounsaturated fats like oleic acid, are crucial for brain development and function. Avocados are also easy to digest, making them gentle on a baby's stomach. With their low allergenic potential, avocados are a safe and nutritious choice for introducing solid foods to babies.
AVOCADO MASH RECIPE 🥑
- small bowl, knife, spoon, fork
- 1 ripe avocado
Select a ripe avocado to ensure that it is soft enough for easy mashing.
Cut the avocado in half lengthwise.
Remove the pit by gently twisting the halves in opposite directions.
Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from both halves of the avocado and place it into a bowl.
Mash the avocado flesh with a fork until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
If the avocado is a bit firm, you can add a small amount of breast milk or formula to help thin out the puree and make it easier for babies to eat.
Once the puree reaches the desired consistency, it's ready to serve. You can spoon it into a bowl or directly onto a spoon for your baby to enjoy.
Avocado puree tends to oxidize and turn brown when exposed to air. To prevent this, cover the puree with plastic wrap, ensuring it touches the surface of the puree to minimize air exposure.
Refrigerate any leftovers promptly and use them within 24 hours. If you want to freeze your avocado puree, add some lemon juice to prevent oxidation. Avocado puree can be last for about 4-6 months in the freezer.
Remember to consult with your pediatrician about introducing solid foods to your baby and to ensure that avocado is suitable for your baby's age and dietary needs.