Avocados are perfect as first baby food for babies 6 months and up. Learn how to serve avocado as baby food, how to prepare avocado baby food recipes for stage 1, stage 2 and 3 as well as best avocado baby food combinations - purees and toddler friendly finger foods.
pasta with avocado sauce(avocado, basil, lemon juice, cheese)
Incorporate avocado in smoothies and baked goods
Avocado Baby Food Stage 1
Blend avocado in a food processor with the liquid of choice (breastmilk, formula, or water ) until smooth and soupy.
Avocado Baby Food Stage 2 (thicker purees or mashed)
Here you can mash the avocado with a fork, place as much avocado onto a plate and mash until you reach the desired consistency.
When adding the other ingredient (fruit or vegetable) make sure to cook the vegetable for an easier blending. Some fruits like berries, banana pineapple, kiwi or mango don't require cooking. Mix with avocado puree once ready.
Avocado Baby Food Stage 3 and 4 (chunkier puree)
Cook the cereal, vegetable or the meat first, then add the avocado puree at the end.
To extend the freshness and preserve the avocado color - mix a little fresh lime or lemon juice into the puree. To prevent oxidation, keeping the puree without air exposure (no air pockets) is essential.
Avocado baby food can either be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months - use a silicone ice tray with a lid, to keep divided portions).
The avocado baby food will usually change color in the fridge (due to browning of avocado), so it's best to consume the same day or freeze.
To thaw the frozen puree, place it in the fridge the night before you want to use it.
Underripe avocado and will become grainy when pureed, so make sure to choose a ripe one.
1/2 avocado mixed with liquid, yields about 3-4 ounces of puree.
Serving: 1ozCalories: 40.2kcal
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