Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tropical Fruit Puree

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This is a super simple fresh fruit puree.  No cooking, easy peasy.

I'll admit that this was the first time I've had papaya by itself and I really wasn't a fan.  However, just because I didn't like it doesn't mean that Peanut wouldn't. 

Once I added the mango and banana we both liked the puree.

Tropical Fruit Puree
1 papaya
1 mango
1 banana

Make sure all your fruits are ripe so they'll be sweet for your little.  Peel and cube the mango, slicing around the pit, and put in food processor.  Cut papaya in half, scrape out seeds and scoop flesh into food processor.  Add banana and puree.

This puree was perfect consistency for a beginning eater.  If you feel it's too thin you could add cereal to it.  It would also be great hand mashed for more texture.

Banana is a great source of potassium and fiber and they also have natural probiotic qualities.  Mangoes add to the potassium in addition to vitamins A, C, K, beta-carotene and calcium.  Papayas are a great source of vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and they aid in digestion.

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Sometimes Peanut looks like such a big boy. 

I feel like I might just blink my eyes are he'll be running around.
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Well, maybe he's not that big. 

It might be a while before he can run around in grandpa's work boots.

4 comments:

  1. Peanut is so cute!!! And yes he is getting so big!!!

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  2. Adorable picture of him in Grandpas boots!!!!

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  3. He is so adorable! I love that you make your own baby food and that you are enjoying every moment!

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  4. He will be running around before you know it.

    It's kind of amazing, you just blink and they are all grown up!

    It's fun to watch you enjoy every minute...

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