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Baby's First Guac? Try This Healthy Avocado Baby Food Recipe

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Baby's First Guac? Try This Healthy Avocado Baby Food Recipe

Getting the Nutrients Babies Need

We are what we eat, every cell in our body is comprised of the nutrients absorbed from our food. For babies growing at a rapid rate, healthy nutritious food couldn't be more vital and the reason I chose Avocado as Bash's first food!

Avocado Baby Food

Avocado is a superfood for babies because it contains the enzyme lipase which helps break down the fruit making it an easy first food for baby to digest. Technically a fruit, this first food is loaded with vitamins K, E, C and folate along with brain healthy antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that are great for all the major leaps happening around 4-6 months. The monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, present in avocados is heart healthy and anti-inflammatory.

How to Make Your Own Baby Food

Since the flavor of avocados can vary greatly, I suggest mashing it with a little breast milk or formula to thin and sweeten. As your baby grows, get creative by mixing it with a little coconut yogurt to add probiotic bacteria, lemon to increase vitamin C or bone broth to add gut healthy protein like arginine, glycine, glutamine and proline.

The Recipe

Stage 1:

1 avocado

1 ounce of breast milk or formula

Stage 2:

1 avocado

2 tbsp coconut yogurt

1 avocado

squeeze of lemon

1 avocado

1 ounce of chicken bone broth

Mash to your desired thickness.

 

Photography by Vanessa Tierney