Once you are done with using Little Mashies as baby food pouches, Little Mashies can be used as reusable yoghurt pouches or reusable smoothie pouches! Here is a healthy smoothie recipe packed with omega's, vitamins and minerals (scroll down).We often prep smoothies ahead of time by simply placing 1 batch of the ingredients into the blender (for todays drink), then another 2 batches into a reusable silicone bag (we like the 500ml size for smoothie bags). You can then place the 2nd and 3rd batches (within the bags) into the fridge or freezer (depending on when you plan to consume them), and then simply dump it all into the blander on the next day you want to make this type of smoothie! For us we do smoothie prep on a Sunday night.
1 frozen extra ripe banana
1 cup spinach
1 cup frozen apricot, seeded
2 cups cashew milk
1 t hemp seeds
1 t chia seeds
1 t honey
Step 1: Blend all ingredients in a high-spee d blender for 1 minute or until smooth
Step 2: Fill Little Mashies reusable pouches via the wide ziplock at the base
Step 3: Serve straight away, store in the fridge or freeze for later. You can also use Mashies frozen as an ice brick to keep your lunch box cool.
Apricots are extremely nutrient rich fruit for baby food. They are rich in beta carotene, vitamin C and lycopene and have the high level of iron. They act as a gentle laxative and also help in brain development. Apricots provide great flavour to otherwise bland dishes and are absolutely delicious mixed with yoghurt for breakfast, or chicken for dinner. Have you tried baking apricots before you puree them into baby food? If not then I really suggest you give it a go... the whole family will love it!