Safe And Delicious Smoothie Ideas For Babies
You love smoothies, but did you know you can make them for your babies too? Just make sure that they’re baby-friendly. Here are some easy and delicious recipes that pack a nutrient punch, and they’re a great way to ensure your babies eat their fruit and veg.
Fancy making a vegetable smoothie? It’s probably a good idea to add some fruity flavors to the mix to ensure that your babies will like the sweet taste of them. Another alternative is to add some spices to the mix for flavor, such as vanilla and cinnamon. Seeds or nuts can also be a tasty treat addition to fruit or veg smoothies, but make sure you finely grind them up first – and be careful of any nut allergies your baby might have. As for honey, which is a nice sugar punch, be sure not to give your baby honey until he/she is one year old, as Kids Health states.
Here are three delicious and healthy baby-safe smoothies to try.
Apple And Cinnamon Smoothies by Stonyfield Organic
This recipe gives smoothies a lovely apple pie flavor! You’ll need the following ingredients to make it:
¼ cup plain whole milk yogurt (avoid if your baby’s younger than 18 months as dairy can cause intestinal bleeding. Avoid other milks too, such as nut and rice milk.)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup of applesauce
Simply pop the ingredients into a jar that has a lid, close it, and shake it to achieve the smoothie consistency.
Cherry And Beetroot Smoothies by Baby Foode
This creative recipe is really easy to make, and contains a lot of tasty ingredients your baby will love.
1 cup pitted cherries
½ beetroot that’s been peeled and chopped
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
½ cup of ice
1 cup milk (avoid if your baby’s younger than 18 months)
1 tablespoon of honey (avoid if your baby’s younger than 12 months)
Blend all the ingredients together for about two minutes, before serving it up!
How To Make Your Smoothies Deliciously Creamy
What’s a smoothie if it’s not creamy and, well, smooth, right? If you’re giving ingredients such as dairy a skip because your baby’s too young to consume them, it doesn’t mean your smoothies have to lack creaminess. Here are some tips to follow:
- Add ingredients such as mashed banana or papaya to the smoothies. These fruits have a nice satisfying and plumping effect to make the smoothies much creamier.
- You can use baby formula to punch up the consistency of your smoothies.
- Oatmeal is another clever idea to bulk up smoothies, and it works with any flavors of fruits and veg that you want to make.
Serve your smoothies in a pretty and colorful sippy cup to make them even more appealing! You can find some lovely ones in our our shop.
Editor’s Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.