Avocado has a very similar nutritional profile to olive oil – with powerful omega oils that are great for your baby's development. Tiny tots will love the smoooth and creamy texture of the avocado, and its buttery flesh makes it a cinch for mum to mash (just remember to pick an avocado that's nice and ripe). The banana is a perfect food buddy to blend and balance the taste, with just a hint of natural sweetness. If you're looking for avocado recipes for babies, this two-ingredient and no-cook mixture is a brilliant place to start. On the go? Both of these soft fruits can be mixed into baby food without a food processor so just bring them both with you!
Makes 1-2 servings
¼ perfectly ripe avocado (flesh only – no peel, stone removed)
1 small perfectly ripe banana
1. Simply mash these together, leaving some small lumps to help your baby learn to chew.
Tip: As your baby gets older this is also a fantastic sandwich filler!
6 top tips for weaning
1. Babies are sensitive to the temperature of food, so test a little on the inside of your wrist – it should be no hotter than lukewarm.
2. Many recipes can be frozen in little portions – use small pots or an ice cube tray. Before serving, thaw, heat to piping hot, then allow to cool again.
3. Babies learn about food when they squish and squash it, so don’t tell them off for playing with their dinner!
4. Don’t add salt or sugar when making baby food. Honey should also be avoided until your tot is at least one year old, due to bacteria that’s occasionally present in it.
5. After your baby’s first birthday, you can replace formula or breast milk with cow’s milk – but you can breastfeed for as long as you want.
6. Don’t feel guilty for using baby food from a jar. You can’t be Supermum all the time!