Carrot banana puree is one of the easiest baby food to make. You just have to grind both the carrot and banana smoothly and you are all done. Babies would generally like this carrot banana puree because of its sweetness.
Shreeya likes it so much. I try combining carrot with some other veggie or fruit but shreeya likes this combination very much. When I am super busy and do not want to take chances, I make carrot banana puree and give it to shreeya. I would be 100% sure that shreeya will definitely like it.
Health benefits of carrot and banana
Promote good vision
Good source of beta-carotene
Contains potassium and fiber
Contains vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin B2
Provides lot of energy
Easy to digest
When should you introduce carrot and banana?
Carrots and bananas are usually recommended for babies between 6 to 8 months old. It is better to steam the carrots and then puree them.Carrots have high nitrates and that is the major concern for the parents. Please discuss with your pediatrician just before giving it to your baby because generalities may not apply to your child. It is a good idea to introduce one food at a time waiting 4 days before another new food can be introduced just to make sure your baby is not allergic to it.
Preparation time. 5 minutes
Baby’s age. from 6-8 months
Carrot – 1 no.
Banana – 1/2 no.
Water – 2 tablespoon
1. Boil carrots using 1/2 cup of water until soft. Then let it cool down.2. Peel the banana and cut them into round slices. Then grind the steamed carrots and banana until smooth using 2 tablespoon of water. Make sure the carrots are well grounded.Now carrot banana puree is ready!
How to select carrots and bananas?
Buy rich orange color carrots than the light colored ones. Rich orange color carrots have more beta-carotene . If the carrots have nice green tops attached, then the carrots are fresh. If the green tops are droopy, then avoid them. Also avoid carrots that are soft, discolored and have cracks in their skin.
How to store carrots and bananas?
Store the carrots in the coolest part of the refrigerator. They will stay good for 2 weeks. If bananas are unripe, put them in a plastic bag and they will ripen faster. To prevent banana from browning, I just soak bananas in cold water to prevent it from browning.
Carrot banana puree recipe below: