Just like avocado, bananas are an excellent source of nutrition and therefore also make an excellent first food for baby. They also make a great base for many combinations of purees- something I’ll dive into more in later posts.
No cooking is necessary for bananas (don’t worry, I’ll get to recipes that involve the use of the Babycooks amazing steaming/cooking capabilities soon). But again, just like with the avocado, I like to throw it in my Beaba Babycook Pro anyway because you just simply can’t achieve the same consistency that the Babycook gives you by just mashing it with a fork.
Specifically, I feel the smooth consistency comes in handy when I’m combining 2 or more frozen purees. The consistency of this Banana puree blends well with other fruits and vegetables if I just combine a frozen cube of each before heating. Speaking of heating, you can actually do that right in the Babycook itself. Yes! You can steam cook, blend, and thaw/reheat all in this one unit. And this allows you to avoid losing a bunch of nutrients like you will if you use the microwave to thaw foods. It has been a game-changer for me.
And, if mixing multiple kinds of purees, you can follow-up the thawing process with a quick blend to combine them. If you’re looking to go beyond just a banana puree, a quick and easy combination to try is equal parts avocado and banana. Just throw desired amount of each into the Babycook bowl and blend it all together until the desired consistency is achieved. And feel free to experiment with other blends, or keep an eye out for ones that I’ll be posting regularly in the coming weeks and months. If you find something that hits the mark, send it my way!
Combinations To Try With Bananas:
- 1 banana (or desired amount)
- Peel a ripe banana.
- Dice the banana into chunks and add to the Babycook. Bananas do not need to be cooked.
- Puree, in the Babycook, to the desired consistency. Add water/breastmilk, if necessary.
- Freeze, or store in the refrigerator, in Multiportions container.