Sweet potato & pear puree

Suitable from 4 months

Sweet potato & pear puree
This very light, refreshing puree with its smooth taste makes a perfect first food, but will for sure be appreciated also by older babies or toddlers as a dessert or a snack. While pear is a perfect source of vitamin C, it is also the least acidic of all fruits and therefore really gentle, making it an ideal first food. Sweet potato, especially the orange-flesh ones, are extremely rich in beta-carotene, which helps the body produce vitamin A. The tastes of pear and sweet potato make a fantastic combination in which the mint adds an exciting hint of freshness. I often find myself very tempted to share my son’s puree portion!

Recipe tips
If the pear you are using is not completely ripe, you can steam it until tender to make it suitable for pureeing. Cooking your pear is also recommended if your baby is under 6 months of age, in order to make it easier to digest.
If you are using this sweet potato & pear puree as a first food, you can add a bit of breast milk to add a flavour that your baby is already used to. For a smoother puree, add some of the cooking liquid into the blender until the desired consistency is reached. Once your baby can chew, you can blend the mixture a bit less to achieve a slightly chunky texture. Remember that reducing the cooking time will retain vitamins in the fruits and vegetables you are using.
Freeze leftover puree in individual portions, for example in an ice cube tray, and pop out into a freezer-proof bag or container once frozen. Single puree cubes can conveniently be defrosted in the microwave or in a small pan on low temperature, whenever you need them.

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