I’m having a blast trying new and interesting food ideas for Max. I found this recipe in a baby food cookbook and was pleasantly surprised that this turned out to be more like a frozen yogurt than a smoothie. Max loved it, of course (there hasn’t been a single thing that I’ve introduced that he has not inhaled) and it made a little over 2 cups so we have extra in the freezer and fridge. If you have a toddler at home, this is a great snack right out of the freezer…you can tell them it’s ice cream! 🙂 Also, if your baby is at an age where he or she is using a sippy cup, let this melt a little after you first make it and put it in a cup…then it truly is a fruit smoothie (this way it’s also not so cold for them). Or if it’s easier, just use room temperature fruits. This can be a great food for babies ready to be weaned off mum, it can be a difficult process but trying different soft foods for them to try is always a positive step! If you need help with weaning, get your essentials here for how to wean your baby onto more solid foods, and get them enjoying yummy treats like this.
Makes 2 cups
1 frozen banana, sliced into 1/2 slices
1 cup frozen peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup whole-milk yogurt (not low fat or fat free)
1 tablespoon wheat germ
Put bananas, peaches, yogurt and wheat germ in a blender and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months.