Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shern Loves Mashed Avocado

Shern loves avocado's smooth and creamy consistency and delicate flavour. And what's more, it is a food with an impressive list of health-giving properties.
  • contains health-promoting monounsaturated fats needed by babies' body for the healthy development of his brain and central nervous system.
  • excellent source of pottasium (60% more of this valuable mineral than bananas).
  • Lutein. A natural anti-oxidant, lutein is responsible for promoting healthy skin and eyes.
  • Folate
  • Fibre
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Vitamin K
  • B Vitamins
  • Not only is avocado baby food highly nutritious in its own right, avocado actually helps your baby's body more efficiently absorb the nutrients from OTHER fruits and veggies he eats them with!

Avocado is an ideal food to take when you're travelling with a baby. An unpeeled avocado doesn't need to be kept cool and you can just slice it and serve it to your baby when you're out and about. You don't even need a bowl!

Shern likes his avocado with pureed fruits. It is yummy. I like it myself too. Below recipe is what I usually make for him.

Creamy Fruit Mashed
1 small apple or pear, peeled, cored, diced
1/3 avocado

Steam the prepared apple or pear until the fruit is tender.
Transfer the apple or pear to a food processor and puree until smooth.
Mash the avocado with the fruit puree and serve.

Shern loves it.

You can mix avocado with mashed banana, or baked potato or even steamed sweet potato.
One thing though, it is kinda expensive to buy avocados here in Penang.

Source: http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would like to know where u buy ur avocados, I bought fr jusco n find it a bit pricey. Thanks