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Vitamin C Packed Mango Puree for baby - carrot strawberries and mango puree - baby weaning recipes

Baby Weaning Recipe

Vitamin C Packed Mango Baby Puree

During the cold winter months we often worry about whether baby is getting enough vitamin C.
 
This carrot, strawberry and mango baby puree is packed with ingredients that are naturally high in Vitamin C. Using only fresh fruit and vegetables, it’s a great addition to baby’s first meals.

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Ages: Baby 8m+
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 6 bowls

When can babies eat strawberries?

The exact age of when a baby is able to eat strawberries is still uncertain as there is conflicting advice depending on the professional you consult or country you are in.

Doctors used to advise that parents wait until baby is older (at least 8 months, sometimes 1 year old) before introducing berries such as strawberries or raspberries.

Many still recommend waiting, particularly if there are allergies in the family.

However, a number of recent studies have shown that babies could benefit from being exposed to a greater variety of foods from early on. It’s thought that having a varied diet could reduce the risk of baby developing allergies later on.

Vitamin C Packed Mango Puree for baby - carrot strawberries and mango puree - baby weaning recipes

Some things to consider when introducing strawberries and other raspberries to baby

Strawberries and other berries are considered highly allergenic foods and so should be introduced to baby with caution for the first time.

Introduce it in small quantities, on its own and not before baby’s sleep. Keep an eye out for any signs of allergies after the meal.

If your family has a history of allergies, or your baby has eczema, always speak to your paediatrician first before introducing new foods. Particularly ones that are common allergens (like berries).

We have suggested 8m+ for this recipe due to the varied advice. This is also due to the slightly acidic nature of strawberries and raspberries which can affect some babies’ tummies.

You can always discuss it with a doctor if you wish to introduce them to baby sooner.

If you are worried that 8 months is too early for baby, you can simply remove the berries from this recipe. It will still have plenty of Vitamin C.

Vitamin C Packed Mango Baby Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 2 carrots
  • 150 grams (1 punnet) fresh raspberries or strawberries

Instructions

  1. Peel the mango and chop it into chunks.
  2. Peel and chop the carrots.
  3. Wash the raspberries or strawberries (hull the strawberries and chop them in half).
  4. Steam everything together for 10 minutes until all pieces are soft.
  5. Place the soft pieces in a blender and add a little water or baby’s milk. How much depends on the consistency you want so pour it in a little at a time.
  6. Blend it into a smooth puree. If you have extra you can spoon it into ice cube trays and freeze for up to 1 month for future meals.

How to Make Strawberry, Carrot and Mango Baby Puree

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Vitamin C Packed Mango Puree for baby - carrot strawberries and mango puree - baby weaning recipes
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Wash and Chop your Carrot, Mango and Strawberries

Peel and chop the carrot and mango into rough chunks.

Wash your raspberries.

If you’re using strawberries then chop off the top leaves and cut them in half.

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Steam Until Soft

Place all the chunks in a steamer over boiling water for about 10 minutes. Cook until all pieces are soft and cooked through.

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Blend with Water Until Smooth

Place your steamed fruit and vegetable chunks in a blender.

Add just enough water to reach your desired consistency of puree for your baby.

If you prefer you can also blend in baby’s milk for fresh meals.

As this quantity makes a large batch of baby puree, you can also spoon some into ice cube trays or small baby pots.

Freeze and use within 1 month but maximum 3 months.

That way you have some easy meals to grab and defrost for baby when you’re in a rush.

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Vitamin C Packed Carrot and Mango Baby Puree

This carrot, strawberry and mango baby puree is packed with ingredients that are naturally high in Vitamin C. Using only fresh fruit and vegetables, it’s a great addition to baby’s first meals.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine carribean
Keyword carrot baby puree, mango baby puree, strawberry baby puree, vitamin c baby puree
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Equipment

  • Steamer

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 2 carrots
  • 150 grams fresh raspberries or strawberries (about 1 punnet)

Instructions

  • Peel the mango and chop it into chunks.
  • Peel and chop the carrots.
  • Wash the raspberries or strawberries (hull the strawberries and chop them in half).
  • Steam everything together for 10 minutes until all pieces are soft.
  • Place the soft pieces in a blender and add a little water or baby's milk. How much depends on the consistency you want so pour it in a little at a time.
  • Blend it into a smooth puree. If you have extra you can spoon it into ice cube trays and freeze for up to 1 month for future meals.

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