There are different fruit smoothie you can let your baby try.
Banana is always a hot favorite with most children. I guess it has to do with its taste. It’s sweet and believe it or not, children learn to love sweet things from a young age if you allow them to try.
However, with fruits like avocado and banana, there is a tendency for the poo to come out in thicker paste-like texture.
Watching our baby grunt as she tries to move her bowel, we didn’t think she was enjoying it too much.
The first remedy is to blend the banana or avocado smoothie using more water or milk. This will create a more liquid smoothie and does help in bowel movement. The poo is more liquid and less paste-like.
The second way is hydrate. Try feeding your baby water in between meals. This also helps to keep the bowel movement smoother.
The third method has to do with changing the fruit smoothie. There is no need to chuck banana or avocado out of the window but you may want to experiment and do a bit of mix and match using other fruits.
Our recommendation is blueberry.
Using blueberry and milk, we concocted a simple blueberry smoothie that has proven to be very effective for digestion and easy bowel movement.
In fact, our baby was all smiles when she was pooing and did not have to grunt her way through.
Simple Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- Wash and put into the blender around 15-20 blueberries
- Add milk (40 ml)
- Blend it for 1 minute
Depending on how liquid you want the mix to be, adjust the number of blueberries or milk accordingly. There is no hard and fast rule on this.
Here’s a sample of how it looks like (Before and After Blending)
Oh, I forgot to mention we added brown rice cereal as well. That’s the creamy powder you see in the picture above. Not mandatory but we think it helps to make the mix even more nutritious.
The blueberry smoothie is a great addition to your baby food variety if you have not tried.
We ‘tested’ it on our baby and the result is delightful. Well, some babies may not like them especially if the blueberries tilt towards the soury end.
The issue is that we can’t tell if the blueberries are sweet or sour until we have tried them. In most cases, it is usually a mixed bag.
The whole thing is very cost efficient. We get our blueberries from a nearby mall and they sometimes go as cheap as 3 bowls for just £1!
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