Once in a while, when my 8 month old starts to go a little batty while I’m cooking in the kitchen, I’ll stop what I’m doing to make something with him. He can totally be my co-pilot on this recipe. He helps me peel a banana and plop it in the blender. Then, I’ll wash and scoop the avocado and yogurt into the blender and then let him press the buttons so he can watch it all mix together. His eyes light up so brightly at this culinary achievement. It’s amazing how including the baby in the process makes him want to enjoy new foods and snack on healthy favorites. Even better, helping Mommy out in the kitchen chills him out a little and takes that crazy baby energy down a notch. Bananas and avocado are not only monsters of nutrition, but they also make a creamy and delicious combination for babies and toddlers. Avocados are rich in the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C and E while bananas are filled with magnesium and potassium. This puree is so thick and rich, I decided to get all fancy and call it a mousse — yes, we’re so fancy here at weelicious :). I wrote that this recipe makes enough for 3 toddler servings, but after we finished making this batch and dug the spatula in the blender for bite after bite, nothing remained at the end….except for the smiles on our faces.
Banana Avocado Mousse (3 Baby Servings)
1 Banana, peeled and chopped
1/2 Avocado, peeled and cubed
1/4 Cup Whole Milk Yogurt
2 Tbsp Rice Milk (you can also use almond, soy or whole milk)
1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until thick, but smooth.
Recipe provided by Weelicious.