If you have a baby, then you will know how difficult it is to find things for your infant to eat. Infant smoothies are a great way to nourish your child with much-needed vitamins and minerals. They are very refreshing and fun to make. If you make infant smoothies, you can control what you put in it. You can choose from a wide variety of products, vegetables, and fruits. It can be a lot of fun - very beneficial to you and your baby. Also, infants will enjoy these smoothies for their wonderful taste, especially during humid weather.
Here are some steps on how to make infant smoothies:
- Pick the flavor of your smoothie. You can choose from many fruits, including banana, orange, and others. Make sure that your baby is not allergic to any of the fruits you put in the smoothie, or else the results could be disastrous. You can also choose to include a few vegetables in your mix. It’s all up to you. In choosing the flavor of your smoothie, you will have to consider which flavors work best with the other ingredients you put in. Another thing to consider is the taste of your baby. Remember that even if the drink is going to be consumed by a baby, it still needs to taste great. You can also take into consideration the mineral and vitamin content of each fruit, to supplement your baby. There are many kid friendly fruit cocktails available if you want to take that option. They are enriched with specific vitamins and minerals, which make them very ideal for babies’ consumption.
- Puree away! All you have to do when you’ve finished picking the flavor of the smoothie is puree your fruits or vegetables in a blender or food processor. If your baby does not have teeth and cannot consume real food yet, make sure that your puree is very smooth and free from lumps. You can leave it a little bit chunky if your baby prefers it. When pureeing the fruit or vegetable of your choice, you can choose to add a little bit of juice from the same fruit. This will ensure that your puree is not dry. If you don’t have juice, you can also add water.
- Mix all of your ingredients together. To your puree, you can add a little bit of sugar. You can also choose to add a little milk to make it a little bit richer in taste. Another healthier option would be adding a little bit of water to the mix. You can combine all of your ingredients in a blender, or wherever you will be serving your infant smoothie.
- If you do not have a blender or food processor, you can make infant smoothie right in the bottle or baby cup. Just take some baby food, and all the other ingredients you want to add to the infant smoothie, and put them inside the cup or bottle. Afterwards, it’s just a matter of shaking or stirring the mix so you get something very smooth.
Your baby will surely enjoy drinking healthy, delicious infant shakes. Follow these steps and make an infant smoothie for your baby today!