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graphic for post - avocado for Baby - puree and blw. Images are of 4 ways to serve avocado to baby - hand holding a wedge of Avoado, mashed in a bowl, pureed with banana and stripes rolled in puffs.

Get the recipe: Avocado for Baby - Puree & BLW

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Avocados are a superfood and great first food for babies 6 months and up. Serve them pureed, smashed, or as a finger food for baby-led weaning.

Ingredients 

MASHED AVOCADO – SMOOTH OR CHUNKY

  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tsp breast milk, formula or water (optional)

SLICE OF AVOCADO FOR BABY-LED WEANING

  • 1/4 avocado

AVOCADO PUREE WITH BANANA

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana

COATED AVOCADO SLICES

  • 1/4 avocado, sliced and peeled
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds, breadcrumbs or crushed baby puffs

Instructions 

MASHED AVOCADO – SMOOTH OR CHUNKY

  • Place the avocado on a cutting board, and taking the back of a fork, smash until you get your desired consistency. For a smooth puree, add in the liquid and smash until smooth.
    Smashed avocado in a small bowl with spoon resting next to it with puree on it.

SLICE OF AVOCADO FOR BABY-LED WEANING

  • Cut a slice of avocado with the peel on. Using a sharp knife, cut the peel 1/3-1/2 the way up the side of the avocado until you get to the flesh. Do not cut all the way through the avocado slice. Take the peel off and serve the avocado slice to baby with them holding the peel that is still on the avocado.
    hand holding a slice of avocado

AVOCADO PUREE WITH BANANA

  • Place the avocado and banana in a small blender or food processor. Puree for 1 minute or until smooth, adding in liquid if needed.
    Small white bowl of pureed avocado puree

COATED AVOCADO SLICES

  • Take the sliced and peeled avocado and roll in the hemp seeds, breadcrumbs or crushed baby puffs.
    3 slices of avocado coated in crunchy toppings.

Notes

Age: 4-6 months for purees, 6+ months for baby-led weaning
Yield: 1 serving
Storage: If saving any leftover avocado or avocado puree, since it's likely baby will not eat the entire avocado, squeeze a few drops of lemon or lime juice on the avocado to prevent it from turning brown. Avocado puree or strips will last 1-2 days in the fridge. Avocado puree can be frozen with a little lemon or lime juice mixed in for up to 2 months. 

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