There is a very simple beauty to making (and eating) Raw baby purees. First of all, they are the easiest puree you can make. A little chop - peal - chop and a little mash - smash - mash and you are ready to serve your baby a delicious meal. Secondly, by not heating and freezing any of the produce means you are making the most nutritionally dense food you can.
It really is a win/win.
So why didn't I make more of Raw baby food purees for my little one? There really is no excuse for it, but it was just not in my mind set to simply mash up some fruits together that were rip and delicious and didn't need anything else.
Hopefully my loss will be your gain.
Because I am going to spend a couple weeks making some super easy Raw recipes for you and your little one to enjoy. These are all meant to be shared with babies from 6-9 months but I am going to be adding them in yogurt, oatmeal or other whole grains for my 20 month old. So if your little one is older, you can still get the benefits of these amazing Raw purees.
The key to making Raw purees is picking ripe fruit that can be easily mashed down. It can't happen with all fruits and vegetables but it can work with more then you think - Mangos, Blueberries, Bananas, Avocados, Raspberries, Peaches, Plums, Apricots and Dried Apricots.
I am not by any means a Raw food expert, so if you are, please let me know what I am missing and if you have any suggestions on what can be made into a delicious baby food puree.
RAW Puree - Blueberries + Mango + Avocado + Mild Green Chiles
1/2 cup Organic Blueberries
1 thick slice of Organic Mango, peeled and cubed
1/4 of Organic Avocado
Pinch of Mild Green Chiles
The beauty of all raw recipes is that you can tailor it to your exact tastes, which is just a nice way of saying that the lazier you are by not measuring is key in this recipe. A little more blueberries, no problem. Some more avocado for a creamier consistency, you betcha. I started with only 1/4 cup of blueberries but that wasn't enough tart for me, so I added some more.
You can either just mash away with a fork until all fruit is incorporated, this giving you a chunky puree. Or you can use your blending wand and give it a quick go for about 20 seconds for a smoother consistency. Either way, you will get a winner of a puree.
Since there is avocado in this recipe, the puree is best consumed after a couple hours of making.