Banana Milk Puree, A Perfect First Food for Baby
Soft, ripe bananas are the one fruit that most paediatricians recommend for starting a baby on solid foods. The soft mushy texture and natural sweetness of bananas make them an ideal starter food that most babies will love. Plus this recipe involves no cooking time and is quick and easy to prepare!
Banana Milk Puree For Baby
4 - 6
4 cups of soft, ripe banana, peeled and diced into small cubes
½ cup of breast milk or formula milk
For babies older than 12 months you can use either coconut milk or cow’s milk, and increase the amount for a filling, nutritional milkshake.
Peel approximately 4 ripe bananas, to make 4 cups, and cut into small pieces;
Place the pieces of banana into the jug of your steamer blender unit and blend, adding small amounts of breast milk or formula until the desired consistency is met (smooth for younger babies, leave more coarse for older babies);
Portion into reusable baby food pouches;
Serve with a reusable food pouch spoon or spout!
Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamins B6, C and B2, contain calcium and iron, and have no cholesterol or sodium. Bananas are the perfect first food to introduce to most babies as they’re easy to digest, already soft and mushy, and are naturally sweet.
Mixed with the natural goodness of breast milk or formula this puree makes a nutritious first food for your baby.
Babies are recommended to start on solids around 6 months but not before 4 months. Make sure your baby is showing signs they are ready for solids and that you introduce one food at a time initially. After that you are welcome to mix other fruits or veggies with this recipe!
To find out more about starting your baby out on solids safely read our articles here.