Homemade Banana Baby Food Puree Recipe for Little Mashies reusable food pouches
Why is banana a great baby food choice for reusable food pouches?
Banana is a fantastic first food for babies because it is rich in pectin, a soluble dietary fiber which is great for digestion. As your baby grows the beneficial bacteria in the gut is establishing itself laying the foundations for a healthy immune system, and banana helps provide the prebiotics to feed them. As your bub grows older banana can be a really fun finger food that they can smoosh and grab, enjoying its texture and taste. In our house one of our favourite banana recipes is frozen banana mixed with water or juice and put in a high speed blender. It makes delicious "ice-cream" and almost every kid I know loves it! You can even get creative and mix in a little cacao or different fruits to make different flavours.
2 Ripe Bananas
2 tbsp. water/ breast milk/ formula
Step 1: Peel and cut a ripe banana into small pieces.
Step 2: Mash with a fork and add a little breast milk, water or formula to get a smooth consistency.
Step 3: If preparing baby food in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches, leaving a little room for expansion.
Step 4: If preparing your baby food recipe in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or spoon it straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches and then store them in the fridge or freezer. For instructions on how to fill a refillable pouch you can read our blog. For info on how long to freeze specific baby foods for we have the information here.
Step 5: Label and date your homemade pouches so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies yoghurt and baby food pouches so that you can write all the details.
Step 6: To clean your reusable food pouches you can check out our Little Mashies video here. Little Mashies are see through when held towards light, so it is very easy to see that all of the food is washed out. Because of the specifically designed curved shape, all of the food washes straight out when held upside down under a tap. Little Mashies can also be used in the dishwasher and steam sterilisers, and are BPA free, Phthalate Free, and PVC free.
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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews
Overall Great Purchase
POSTED BY KATE
I bought these pouches a few months ago and they are such a great idea and save heaps instead of buying disposable yoghurt pouches. They are pretty durable. It would be great if you might sell spare caps as my 5 year old daughter forgot and initially threw away a couple of caps when we first introduced them to her. It would also be good if the pouches maybe came in different sizes, you can't actually fit as much as I'd like in them. Overall a great purchase. With thanks :)
So Cute and They Work Well Too
POSTED BY UNKOWN
These little mashies pouches are so cute and work really well too. Unlike previous pouches I have bought before these are extremely easy to clean. My boys love having their yoghurt from their pouches.
Little Mashies Are Made For Mums
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
I've tried a few different brands of these, but little mashies are made for mums. They're so so easy to clean! Easy to fill and have a great double seal. My toddler loves the design (especially during his problematic sensory stage where he would only eat if he couldn't see the food)..