Bring on some tropical twist in your little one’s drink. This Mango Pineapple Smoothie is filled with tropical flavors that you and your little ones can’t resist.
Hello there everyone. Spring is in full swing at my part of the world and I can’t get enough of Spring Themed everything. Have you checked my Instagram feed lately? It is full of Spring Colors. The best part of a warm season is the abundance of produce that we get at the farmers market. The freshness of the displayed fruits and vegetables makes me want to get the whole market home. (Wishful thinking) Keeping in mind the seasonal produce, I got my hands on fresh mangoes. So I made this delicious Mango Pineapple Smoothie for my little one, which I enjoyed as well.
In the following recipe, I have mixed frozen mangoes and pineapple with vanilla yogurt. Flavored it with little vanilla extract and it was good to go. I specifically used frozen fruits, which helped me in getting the thick creamy texture. Just cut the fruit in cubes and freeze it overnight. This smoothie is more towards sour and tart taste. I have added absolutely no sugar to this smoothie since my daughter is used to having sour and tart flavors. If you are making this for kids 1 year and above you can add a little sugar if desired.
This Mango Pineapple Smoothie is great for babies 1 year and above.
Mango is a highly nutritious fruit. It is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Besides a mango also contain vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and beta-carotene. Mangoes are usually not suggested as babies first food as there is a risk of allergies and rashes, but they can be introduced in later months. I started giving my daughter mangoes around 7 to 8 months. Ripe mangoes don’t need to be cooked, as they are soft and can easily be chewed and are digestible. Pick mangoes which are tough yet soft to touch and have a strong sweet smell, which tells that they are ready to chow down. Keep unripe mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature to ripen.
Pineapple is yet another fruit which is acidic and can cause a rash to babies. So it’s best to introduce raw pineapple after baby’s 1 -year birthday. My daughter tolerated almost all the fruits well, so I introduced her to cooked pineapple at the age of 10 months. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and they protect the immune system too.
So, save this recipe for your little one’s snack instead of grabbing something store bought. I am sure you will enjoy this refreshing smoothie too. Let’s go through the recipe.
- 1 cup mangoes pieces (frozen)
- 1 cup pineapple pieces (frozen)
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Sugar as needed (omit, if making this smoothie for babies 1 year and younger)
- In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend into a smoothie. Add more pineapple juice if needed.
- Once done, serve immediately.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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