Carrot and Avocado Mash

2015-02-23
  • Yield : 1/2 cup
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Carrot and avocado mash

Carrot and avocado are two flavours that most babies just love. Together they make a lovely, sweet and creamy puree that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Add some lean meat, legumes or fish such as salmon or just enjoy as is. It is also a pretty yummy sandwich spread for you too.

Nutrition Note: Avocados are a valuable source of energy for your babies providing heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids as well as being nutrient rich and high in fibre.

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Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • ¼ avocado, mashed

Method

Step 1

Place the carrot in a steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 8-10 minutes or until soft -

Step 2

Mash with a fork or transfer to a blender or food processor, add the water and puree until you have your desired consistency -

Step 3

Combine ¼ cup of the carrot mash or puree (freeze the remainder of the carrot puree or mash in small portions for later use) and mix together with the avocado. Spoon feed to your baby or spread on rice cakes, toast fingers or on sandwiches -

Step 4

Storage: store any leftover carrot and avocado mash in the fridge and use within a day of preparing. The carrot puree can be stored by itself in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. -

 

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