Welcome to my Avocado Mango Smoothie for babies. A delicious quick blend smoothie that is perfect for your little ones this summer and beyond. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and perfect for when you are weaning your little ones.
I read an interesting debate on a mother and baby Facebook group recently. The mum was saying what a rubbish mum she felt like because her kid was nearly 3 years old and she felt like she had not introduced enough food to her baby. That she felt like it was her fault that her baby just wanted to breast feed or eat soup and that she wanted advice moving him onto solids.
At first I thought the replies would be judgemental but they were not. You see she had struck a nerve, so many other mums felt the same way, but were too embarrassed to come forward about it.
When you become a new mum there is a lot of talk that breast is best (YES before you ask all of my kids were breastfed and Jorge STILL is) and that our school kids should all have fruit and vegetables in their diet.
But nobody talks about that difficult age after breastfeeding when you are slowly introducing food to your baby.
That time when you spend ages preparing food for your baby, for them to spit it out, sick it up or generally just pull a face at you, as if to say that they don’t want to touch that!
This is an old picture of Sofia in 2015 as we introduced her to carrots:
You would think that given the fact that we are doing it for the second time in 2 years should make it easier, well it doesn’t! Babies are hard work when it comes to introducing food and unfortunately it’s a case of sucking it up and looking forward to the time when you have found them a handful of food that they like.
Sofia for example would eat loads of soup with no problems at all. This meant that when we were eating out, we would simply order her a soup from the menu with some bread. Then it saved the hassle of bringing a meal out for her and having to keep it at the correct temperature.
Now that we are going through the process with Jorge, it seems easier as we have just done it, but its still trial and error.
My main focus though is to introduce to him foods that are super healthy for his growing active body and secondly are easy for him to eat or drink.
He is on majority breast milk and will turn 1 year old at the end of the month. So from month 9 I introduced him to this delicious Avocado Mango Smoothie.
I could add it to his baby bottle, use it as a thickener for his blended baby food and best of all as ice lollies.
Living in Portugal means that it is very hot in the summer months and you just want something cold and refreshing and the same goes for babies. Jorge would be sweating just like us and would wish away the 40 degree heat, just like us. And while we could tuck into a big tub of Ben & Jerry’s it was nice to be able to offer Jorge something of his own.
So I made a big batch of this Avocado Mango Smoothie with my blender and gave him some of it to have as a drink, left some to drink in the fridge for later and froze the rest of it as avocado mango smoothie ice lollies.
Yes really. We did smoothie ice lollies with the avocado mango smoothie too. And personally I think they are nicest as lollies!
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- Remove the stones and the skins from the avocado and mango. Peel the banana and dice it.
- Place the coconut milk, banana, the honey and 6 ice cubes into your blender and blend until smooth. Put ½ to one side and leave the rest in the blender.
- Add the avocado to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill your moulds and your smoothie drink cups with the bottom avocado layer from the blender and place in the freezer for an hour to set.
- Rinse clean your blender.
- Add the coconut mixture (reserved from earlier) back to your blender along with the mango and blend until smooth.
- Fill your containers with the mango layer.
- Place in the fridge to cool and serve an hour later.
Because of the big stones you will lose a lot for your mango so it is always best to use double the mangos to avocados. The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need any weighing scales for this recipe + you could also change the fruit to what you have in. This batch makes a really big 1 litre supply of smoothie mix. I made use a smoothie each (for 4 of us) plus all my ice cream moulds too. You don’t have to use bananas, but I find that it makes the smoothie thicker and have less of a juicing texture.
Avocado Mango Smoothie Recipe Podcast
We also have created a short version of the recipe into a Podcast. We have loaded it up onto our Itunes account and it is great for a quick download and then you can save it to your phone and then have it in your kitchen with you as you cook.
Paleo Avocado Mango Smoothie
What I love about this Avocado Mango Smoothie is that is 100% Paleo. If you want to be heathy and you want your kids eating healthy too then this is ideal. You can share it with them and not feel guilty.
My daughter absolutely loves these smoothies and she is always pointing at the freezer wondering when we are next going to have the ice lolly version from the freezer.
How Many Calories In An Avocado Mango Smoothie?
Well if you are wondering about the amount of calories in my homemade avocado mango smoothie then you will be surprised when you see the results.
There are actually 200 calories per serving. This is based on 6 portions. Though if you made it just as ice lollies then it makes 12 and this reduces the calories down to 100 calories each.