Thinking of a simple and quick recipe for your baby? Oh sweet Mum/Dad! Welcome onboard.

Do not think about it again. Grab those nutritious but yet yummy bananas and let’s prepare it

together. Don’t forget that most babies love eating it because of its natural sweetness and

creaminess plus the fact that it is easy for them to chew.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

Water (optional)

Preparation time

5 minutes

Steps involved (6-8 months)

Step 1: firstly, grab those bananas, peel and chop them into your blender

Step 2: start blending and add a little water to achieve the consistency that you desire. Your puree is ready for consumption (you might add formula milk or breast milk if you wish)

Mashed option (8-11 months)

Step 1: peel the banana and place them in a bowl

Step 2: with the help of a fork or masher, mash it to the required consistency and serve your baby warm

Finger food option (10-14months)

Step 1: peel the banana, chop them into smaller cubes that your baby can pick and place them in your baby’s plate and serve.

Do not forget that you can still introduce banana as one of the finger food options to your six months old but you have to supervise so your baby doesn’t get chocked

  Are you aware that banana is one of those common fruits that most people have forgotten about its nutritional value?

Let’s quickly dive down to your baby’s benefit of consuming banana

Health benefits of banana to your baby

  • Banana is loaded with lots of healthy nutrients that could help your baby add weight by increasing calorie density
  • It helps in solving constipation problems in babies and gives an easy bowel movement because of the high fibre in it
  • The high fibre also helps in keeping your baby satisfied for long
  • The vitamin A in banana could improve your baby’s eyesight given that it aids in the protection of the cornea
  • Potassium and calcium present in banana help your baby in growing strong bones
  • Banana contains some folate which helps in protecting against brain damage, improves memory as well as developing/improving your child’s brain

Nutritional values of banana to your baby (one big ripe banana has the following)

  • Potassium: 309mg
  • Calories: 105
  • Magnesium: 35mg
  • Carbohydrate: 23g (dietary fibre: 2.6g, sugar:13.6)
  • Vitamin A: 9.46mcg
  • Vitamin C: 4.76mcg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.44mg
  • Iron: 0.28mg
  • Total fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 1mg

Other purees or recipes you could combine with banana for your baby

If you want your baby to put on some weight quickly you might consider adding some fatty food like banana to his/her diets

  • Apple and banana (link)
  • Avocado and banana
  • Kiwi and banana
  • Strawberry-banana smoothie (link)
  • Pear and banana
  • Mango-banana puree
  • banana and oat

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