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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Avocado Puree

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About 2 months ago, we gave Layla her first solid food: Avocado! Since then she has had a variety of fruits and veggies: Sweet potato, Butternut squash, Zucchini, Carrot, Fuji Apples, Plums, Pears, Bananas, Green Beans, Peas, Spinach, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Apricot… and we’ve also given her Oatmeal and Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt. She has turned into a wonderful eater! Gobbles up almost everything we give her (peas and green beans have to be disguised in yogurt with a little bit of pear, but then she downs them like you wouldn’t believe).

And since I’ve been making all of her food at home from scratch, I thought I’d start a Baby Food Recipes section on my blog!

I’ll be adding the baby food recipes in the order that we introduced them to Layla – to the extent that I can remember 🙂 Avocado was definitely first – because it was the easiest, and because it’s so nutritious for your little ones.

1/5th of an avocado has only 50 calories but 20 vitamins and minerals! Talk about nutrient dense. Avocados also contain:

  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • Iron
  • Healthy fats that help with brain and nervous system development

I mashed up the avocado raw, and fed it directly to her mixed with a little bit of breast milk (you can also mix it with formula or water to thin it out at first). Here’s how she reacted 🙂

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The first time she was like “what are you giving me??” but soon she couldn’t get enough avocado. It’s definitely one of her favorites. And since avocado gets oxidized so easily, I actually tried freezing it and it worked great!

I used these Mumi & Bubi ice cube trays for freezing. I love them because they come with a cover, a recipe book, and the cubes are super easy to get out. One ice cube = 1oz of food. And once I started making this puree in bulk, I used a Vitamix to puree large quantities of it at the same time – which was super convenient!

Also, if you can afford it, I’d recommend using 100% organic ingredients for your baby’s food. That way you can leave the peels on various fruits and veggies (e.g. you won’t have to peel apples and pears before pureeing them), and it’s much more nutritious for your baby.

Of course, there will be times when you’re on the go and need a healthy pre-made option for your little one. And in those cases, I’d recommend buying one of the pouches on my list of the healthiest baby food pouches!

Below is my recipe for super simple avocado: a perfect first food for babies!

Looking for 150+ more baby and toddler food recipes? Check out my Baby Food Cookbook here!

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Or, are you looking for ideas for healthy, easy family meals that your little one can eventually help prepare in the kitchen? If so, pick up a copy of my newest cookbook: Kid Chef Junior (will arrive on your doorstep on October 9th 2018!)

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Baby's First Food: Avocado Puree

Avocado is a perfect first food for baby! Healthy fats for their development, and also amazing texture and flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 organic avocado mashed

Instructions

If Serving Fresh / Immediately

  • Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor.
  • Mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency.

If Freezing

  • Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor.
  • Divide into ice cube trays, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  • Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.
  • Once defrosted, mix with breastmilk, formula or water to reach desired consistency

Notes

Each ice cube = 1oz of food. Also, as your baby gets used to solids, you don't have to thin out the avocado at all.
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146 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Avocado Puree”

  1. I just started solids today with this puree and he is very cranky and cried a lot later. Is it possible that he might have allergy to avo or is there any other reason?

    • Hi! It’s honestly really hard to tell after just one time and without seeing your baby unfortunately! It could be a number of different possibilities like: his system isn’t used to solids overall so he was just more uncomfortable later, he ate too much in one sitting and was just too full, he is allergic to avocado (rare, but can happen), he was just having a more cranky day, or something else entirely! If he had a rash or any other allergic-reaction symptoms, then it likely is an allergy, but if not, then it’s unclear what the reason was! I would reach out to your pediatrician since they are more familiar with your baby’s health history to see what they recommend you do!

    • Hi Julia! If you plan to freeze it, you don’t necessarily need the lemon (it might oxidize slightly in the freezer but if you have it in an airtight container it should be fine. If you plan to store it in the fridge for a few days, then yes, add lemon! 🙂

  2. Hi Anjali,
    My LO is turning 6 month next week. She has been on solids since 4+month and takes 3 meals of solid a day now. I plan to introduce avocado tonight for her dinner meal. Can mix puréed Avocado with Banana puree to give it a little taste?5 stars

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