|Banana and Melon Cream
This dish brings together three extremely nutritious ingredients – banana, melon and calcium-rich natural yoghurt – and it’s suitable for most babies from 6 months of age (although you should always check with your doctor before introducing any new foods). The texture of this puree is smooth and creamy – just perfect for baby food beginners!
- 1 slice melon (1/2 cup when diced)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
- A couple of drops of vanilla extract (optional)
- A little pinch of ground ginger (optional – but it really adds a lovely warming aspect to the flavour)
Wash the melon thoroughly, then remove the skin and scrape away any seeds. Cut into pieces.
Peel the banana and chop.
Place the fruit, together with the yoghurt (and vanilla if using), in a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, you can mash the ingredients together by hand (unless you froze the melon beforehand).
Sprinkle with the ginger and serve to your baby immediately.
(NOTE: This dish doesn’t keep well as the banana tends to discolour – nor do we recommend freezing it as it takes on a strange texture!).