Baby smoothie 10+
1 ripe fruit* (or a slice of different fruits)
120 ml of dairy, such as yoghurt, baby milk, breast milk, oat milk **
2 tbs cooked cereals (like oatmeal, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, wheat, etc.)***
1 drop vanilla (optional)
* I always choose ripe and sweet fruit. Sometimes, I combine less sweet fruit with dried fruit – prunes, dates, etc. My little 16-month-old Ioana has already tasted smoothies with pear, apple, banana, mango, kiwi, nectarine, apricot, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, melon, pineapple. If your baby hasn’t been introduced to raw fruit because of his young age (between 6 and 10 months), it is possible to replace raw fruit with a fruit compote (100% fruit, with no sugar and starch added).
** Since Ioana is 1 year old and if she has already taken a bottle of baby milk early in the morning, then I replace the baby milk in the smoothie with oat “milk” (find it in the organic section of your store). It tastes nice and only contains oatmeal, olive oil and a little salt.
*** These can be replaced with baby crackers, baby porridge (without added milk) or baby biscuits.
That’s the favorite breakfast of my sweet Ioana! As the consistence is thick enough, choose a correct teat, in case your baby prefers the smoothie in a feeding bottle.
Preparation is quite fast, though you need to soak some cereals for several hours, such as amaranth, wheat, buckwheat. In addition, it is better to dip the fruit for 1 hour in cold water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
Boil the chosen cereals in a suitable volume of water (without salt).
Then gather it all in the blender. Mix well, then strain through a sieve. If the fruits are not very fragrant, add a little vanilla. Warm to the preferred temperature of your baby.
Always prepare the smoothie just before giving it to your little heart. Do not save the rest for later.