Is your little one a lover of apple and banana? Or you are yet to discover if he/she does? If so, please, don’t waste time. You might also consider introducing it to your baby for the first time. It is one of those yummy purees that almost all babies love eating. My baby wants it almost on a daily basis.

Apple-banana puree is also a good option for first-time solid food for your baby. I know that many people may be asking how do I know if my baby likes the new food? The answer is simple. As a rule of thumb, to know if your baby likes the new food, try it for about three to four days to check the tolerance level before continuing. In the case where  your baby shows some allergy, discontinue it immediately as he/she may not have the capacity yet to tolerate it and try again after a period of time.

If you are like me, you might find it confusing at times what variety of food to choose from for your little one. Keep in mind that the goal is to gradually incorporate the six classes of food into your baby’s diet to provide them with all the nutrients they need for their daily growth. So, in order not to forget, you could write down your baby’s eating plan to ensure that you do not miss out on any classes of food that your baby needs.

For the apple-banana puree, follow the instructions outlined below:

2. Recommended age

4-12 months

3. The amount of apple and banana

This is dependent on the quantity that you need for your baby

  • 2 apples
  • 1 ripe banana
  • A pinch of Lemon (optional)

4. How to prepare

Step 1: Wash and pill the back of the apples; cube and steam it for about 10 -15 mins in your pot or food processor

Step 2: Wash and pill the back of the ripe banana, slice and add it to the already steamed apple for about a minute

Step 3: Add both fruits to your blender

Step 4: Add the stock water as you are pureeing or blending until it is smooth if you decide to, or mash them with your fork if your baby can chew (8months upward). Note: you could also decide not to add the stock water if you want to store and be adding formula or breastmilk while serving

Step 4: Add formula or breastmilk as you are pureeing or blending if you wish to use any of them and make it smooth to increase your baby’s acceptance (endeavour to exhaust or discard  formula-added leftover puree). Note: the consistency of your puree should be dependent on your baby’s age

Step 5: Add a little drop of lemon if you wish to store for a while without losing the puree’s colour to banana(optional)

Step 6: Ready to be served. *Always check the temperature before feeding

Step 7: Wait for the rest to cool down before storing it in the refrigerator if you wish to

5. Storage system

  • Refrigerator (either the upper or lower compartment)

6. Health benefits for your baby

  • Apple-banana puree contains some amount of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, B, C, D, and K. It also contains calcium, iron, copper, selenium, folate, magnesium, choline, carbohydrate, phosphorous, and protein, which are essential for your babies growth 
  • It boosts the immune system while enabling easy digestion for your baby

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Recommended age
  • Quantity of apple and banana needed
  • How to prepare
  • Storage system
  • Health benefit for your baby

Keyword: Banana, Apple, Baby, puree

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