Adventures in Baby Food Making: Banana Blueberry "Pudding"

Did you know one-fifth of a medium avocado, or a one-ounce serving, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 8% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene (According to

Did you also know blended avocado makes a wonderful pudding consistency. Really, it does! Check out my Chocolate Pudding experiment on GreenLiteBites. That picture doesn’t lie. When whipped and mixed with sweet ingredients the avocado creates an icing texture and it is amazing! Why not take advantage of this for baby? May I introduce Banana Blueberry “Pudding” made with avocado. You’ve got to try this one…

  • Start with half a banana. 1 of 19
    Start with half a banana.
    You can always add more based on taste but I found 1/2 is perfect.
  • Frozen Blueberries. 2 of 19
    Frozen Blueberries.
    You can use fresh but they are out of season for me. The frozen wild ones are tiny and defrost quickly. I like to keep them in the freezer for my morning cereal.
  • Avocado. 3 of 19
    Use the half without the seed.
  • Store the other half. 4 of 19
    Store the other half.
    Leave the seed in the other side and store in a baggie with as much air sucked out as possible.
  • Add the avocado. 5 of 19
    Add the avocado.
    Just scoop out of the skin and add it to the blender.
  • Blend. 6 of 19
    You may need to add a splash of water but try to work it with as little as possible. Once the avocado and banana blend a little it should catch. Just keep stopping and working the ingredients towards the blades.
  • Look how smooth! 7 of 19
    Look how smooth!
    It does take a little work but once you get it, the texture can't be beat!
  • We’re Ready! 8 of 19
    We're Ready!
    Is Baby?
  • He Is! 9 of 19
    He Is!
    Once I got his attention that is. 🙂
  • Does he like it? 10 of 19
    Does he like it?
    'Cause baby's don't lie!
  • Hmmmmm 11 of 19
    He's thinking about it.
  • Distracted by Daddy 12 of 19
    Distracted by Daddy
    But he kept eating!
  • And eating! 13 of 19
    And eating!
    He finished the whole bowl!
  • Time to play! 14 of 19
    Time to play!
    I mean, he's already a mess. Why not?!
  • It’s good practice. 15 of 19
    It's good practice.
  • He needs. 16 of 19
    He needs.
  • He’ll get it! 17 of 19
    He'll get it!
    I know he will.
  • Time to wash it down. 18 of 19
    Time to wash it down.
    A little formula in a sippy cup.
  • Another happy full baby. 19 of 19
    Another happy full baby.
    Just the way I like it. 🙂

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