Egg yolk and avocado sound weird for a baby puree, right?
That's what I thought as well. So glad we are on the same page.
Turns out we are both totally wrong [it's ok, we can hang our heads down together]. When the little one was little I did lots of research on what the best first foods for babies where and I found that one popular belief among natural food nutritionists is that egg yolks are supreme to any other foods. The reason is that egg yolks are filled with choline, cholesterol and other brain-nourishing substances that are vital for the insulation of the nerves in the brain and entire central nervous system. Since the brain is so dependent on cholesterol, it is especially vital during this time when the brain growth is in hyper-speed [read more about the benefits of egg yolks here].
As for avocados, they are quite possibly the best food in the world and contain everything a person needs to survive off of [yes, you can repeat that sentence to yourself while you indulge in a big bowl of guacamole while sipping on a margarita]. Besides having a creamy texture that lends itself perfectly to baby purees, they are full of essential monounsaturated fats [don't worry, babies need lots of the good fats in their daily diet] that help with proper brain growth.
Egg yolks and avocados might just be the powerhouse of baby purees.
It's okay, we both now know that egg yolks and avocado are the bomb. So, let's get cooking.
Egg Yolk + Avocado Puree
2 Egg Yolks
2 tbsp breast milk, stock or water
I feel like everyone has their own method to hard boiling eggs (my hubby only uses this device), but here is a general guideline for you.
Hard boil your eggs by putting your eggs into a medium size sauce pan and adding cold water until it is filled 1" above your eggs. Add a pinch of salt. Put on lid and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then turn off the heat. Let eggs sit in water for 12-15 minutes. Transfer to colander in sink and run cool water over eggs for 5-10 minutes or until cool. Store in refrigerator until you need them.
To make puree - cut out yolk of egg and place in blender. Cut avocado off the pit and place in blender. Start blending on low adding desired liquid until you have a smooth puree.
You can also skip the blender and mash the yolk, avocado and liquid together with a fork for a slightly chunkier puree.
This puree should be eaten right away and cannot be frozen.