A “ready in 5 minutes” complete baby meal to boost your baby’s brain development thanks to the Omega 3 fatty acids contained in the avocado.
I like to cook a nice batch of quinoa (1 cup uncooked makes 3 cups cooked!!) and have it handy in the refrigerator for my recipes (salads, meatballs..). If you cook some quinoa for yourself you can simply save few tablespoons for this lovely recipe for your baby.
This is also a lovely idea for a “meal-on-the-go” or for long trips. You can bring with you the ingredients separately and combine them together when needed for a fresh puree!
Quinoa is a naturally gluten free seed that tastes and behaves like a grain. A super food packed of minerals like calcium (= stronger bones) and iron (= makes your body function), vitamins A,D,E and a great source of protein (= building blocks for your baby’s body). High in fibre (= helps the digestive system) and with a low glycemic index. That’s why quinoa is highly recommended as a baby food ingredient.
Today I paired quinoa with other ingredients loaded with nutrients and flavor: avocado + blackberries (sooo sweet and in season) + banana (=potassium).
A creamy, naturally sweet and tasty combo that I’m sure your little one will love.
Like for many of my baby purees you will decide the right consistency for your little one 🙂
If your baby is into a chunky consistency simply mash all the ingredients with a fork.
If you are looking for a smooth puree, place all the ingredients in a food processor or tall container if using an immersion blender and blend in order to obtain the desired consistency. To thin your puree you have many options: breastmilk, baby formula, coconut water, warm water (to know more about how to thin your baby food, check out this other post too)
Add as much thinning liquid as you need, a bit at the time.
You can store any leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months. Be ready to see the puree color switching to a brownish tone: it’s the natural oxidation of the avocado and banana. It’s harmless, don’t worry. The taste/texture/nutritional value will stay the same, it’s just the color that will change with the exposure to air. If you want to learn more about how to store baby food, you might like this post too.
If you are looking for other Super Food Quinoa recipes you might like my quinoa salmon baked balls or the quinoa broccoli meatballs for toddlers or my quinoa eggplant mozzarella tomato salad for moms or older kids. If you want other baby quinoa recipes, what about the mango quinoa apple puree’ or the quinoa banana apple dates puree or maybe the banana quinoa pudding ?
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh blackberries or any seasonal berries you like
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Cook the quinoa
In a food processor or using a tall container and an immersion blender combine all the ingredients.
Blend up until smooth and creamy.
Add any thinning liquid of your choice (breastmilk, baby formula, coconut water, warm water) in little increments. Few tablespoons at the time.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months