Make baby food in vitamix

Transforming Meals into Baby Food Purées

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You can't put a price on the satisfaction derived from feeding and nurturing your little one with fresh, unprocessed food. Of course, making your own baby food is less expensive than buying commercial baby food, but doubly so when you set aside a portion of a family meal for the purées. Vitamix machines process hard-to-blend-textures, such as celery, chicken and asparagus, with ease. Here are some ideas for transforming meals into fresh baby food purées.


Commercial baby food's convenience comes at a cost: it contains additives and undergoes extensive heating, which decreases nutrients, in order to increase shelf life.

Baby food made from meals you make at home has more nutritional value than commercial products and no additives – you control the ingredients and can increase its shelf life indefinitely by freezing it.

Preparation Tips

  • Steam fruits and vegetables before blending them to make them more digestible.
  • Purée and freeze in-season vegetables so you don't have to rely on out-of-season options from the supermarket for a certain flavor your baby likes. For example, if your baby devours puréed squash and yams, purée and freeze them in fall and serve them in spring.
  • A few drops of lemon juice in each batch of fruit or vegetable purée prevents browning.
  • Adjust the consistency of the purées as needed with purified water.
  • To smooth out fibrous or grainy purées, pass them through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or filtration bag.

Food and Flavor Combinations

Babies have simple, undeveloped palates and don't respond well to salty, spicy additions – nor can they appreciate them. But keeping it simple doesn't mean you should settle for boring. Mix and match unseasoned whole foods to entice and develop your little one's burgeoning palate.

Make a homemade vegetable-chicken blend by processing diced chicken, and steamed carrots and kale. Combine carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, celery, beef and parsnips for a nutrient-packed baby beef stew.

To add a little fiber and whole grains to your baby's diet, go with brown rice. A blend of steamed tomatoes and brown rice makes a savory combination that fills your baby's belly without overworking it.

Everyone loves a good smoothie, so why not your little one? Recreate a classic red smoothie by blending 1 part each of apples and bananas with 2 parts each of yogurt, strawberries and raspberries. For a banana-mango version, combine 2 parts each of yogurt, banana and mango with 1 part each of apples and apricots.

Storing Homemade Baby Food

For easy storage, portion puréed leftovers into ice cube trays and freeze. Then pack the individual portions into heavy-duty freezer bags. For refrigerator storage, portion the purées into baby-food containers and keep them up to three days.

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Most homemade baby food in a blender only requires 2 ingredients.

  1. Choose the first ingredient (the flavor) and add to blender: carrots, peas, pears, etc.  If the ingredient is a vegetable, it must be steamed prior to blending.
  2. Add the second ingredient to blender: water, formula, or breast milk.  Where the recipe calls for water, a formula/water mixture may be substituted.  (Do not add formula in powder form).
  3. Blend until desired consistency is achieved.

Who knew that making your own fresh homemade baby food in a Vitamix or Blendtec blender could be so EASY?

Every parent wants to provide their baby with the best nutrition, so what better way than to make your own baby food.

It’s much easier on your wallet (even more so when comparing to organic baby food) AND you get to control what you put in your baby’s body.

You don’t have to be a gourmet chef or have tons of free time to do it either!

Let’s face it, life is busy, especially when you throw kids into the mix!  With little prepping, let your high powered blender do the work for you!

Your healthy pureed baby food can last refrigerated for 3-4 days or up to 3  months in your freezer, saving you time during mealtimes since all you have to do is pull it out, thaw, and heat for your sweet little one!

Blender Babes recommends using organic fruits and vegetables when possible.

  1. Choose 2 cups of one or more ingredients and prepare accordingly. Place into the Blendtec container along with 1/4 cup (60 ml) water, formula or breast milk and secure lid.
  2. For most puree foods, push the SPEED UP button until blender reaches speed 4.  Allow the blender to run for 15 seconds and then press the PULSE or “X” button to stop.   If mixture is too thick, remove the lid and add additional water, formula or breast milk, 1/4 cup (60 ml) at a time.  Continue blending to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately or freeze excess baby food in ice cube trays.

  1. Choose 2 cups of one or more ingredients and prepare accordingly. Place into the Vitamix container along with 1/4 cup (60 ml) water, formula or breast milk and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase to variable 4. Increase speed as needed, depending on ingredients used, to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Blend for 20-30 seconds. If mixture is too thick, remove the lid plug and add additional water, formula or breast milk, 1/4 cup (60 ml) at a time through the lid plug opening. Continue blending to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Serve immediately or freeze excess baby food in ice cube trays or baby food storage containers.

Tip from the Moms in our Blender Babes Tribe:

To get more nutrients, use the cooking water when blending, unless you are making pureed carrots.

If you are making carrots, do not reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the carrots if baby is under 8 months old as Nitrates may seep into the cooking water.

When making batches of baby food for freezing, only use freshly-expressed breast milk – never use frozen breast milk that has been thawed.

Please consult your child’s pediatrician for specific nutritional requirements and when to introduce solids.

Carrot Baby Food Recipe Tutorial Using a Vitamix!


Banana Baby Food Recipe Tutorial Using a Blendtec!

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How to choose a baby food blender?

For baby food, you need to prepare mashed potatoes and cereals - any blender can handle this task. But modern models have various nuances that are not so obvious. We will tell about them below.

Baby food blender: things to consider

Materials are safe and durable

Blender bowls come into contact with food, so the quality of the material is in the first place, because the children's digestive system is very sensitive. There are blenders made of glass, polycarbonate and tritan. What is the difference? nine0005

Power: for cream soup or nuts

The more powerful the blender, the faster it grinds foods with complex and hard textures: nuts turn into paste and milk, fibrous herbs and wild plants into green smoothies, frozen fruits into ice cream .

To prepare puree and cream soup from thermally processed products, a stationary blender with a power of 1200 watts or more or a personal blender of 250 watts is sufficient. But if you want to turn peanuts into homemade Nutella in no time, and spinach leaves into absolutely uniform green juice, take a closer look at more powerful, semi-professional and professional models. nine0005

Portable: convenient to take with you

If you often travel with your child and cook outside the home, choose personal blenders. Such models are compact, they are convenient to take with you. The advantage of personal blenders in the small volume of the glass. You can cook in small portions without transferring food to another container and without losing part of the product and your time. There are also fewer dishes for washing: grind, close the glass with a lid and take it with you.

Silence of operation

Everything affects the volume of the blender: the materials and construction of the body, knives, bowl and fasteners. High-quality models make less noise without losing their power. Professional blenders are not quiet, but some models come with special noise-absorbing hoods (for example, Blendtec Professional 800). Blenders with tritan bowls tend to be a little quieter: tritan does not amplify, but absorbs vibrations. Due to their compactness and low power, personal blenders make less noise than professional models. nine0005

Additional options

When your child is older, you may want to please him with other dishes: frozen berry sorbet, nut paste, vegetable milk. Yes, and it will be useful for mom to restore strength with a glass of green juice. Choose from models that are suitable for different tasks: with medium power, special modes or additional knife blocks (separately for grinding dry and wet products).

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Models to look at

Stationary blenders have more options than personal blenders. However, in a fundamental moment, they lose: they will not be able to cook a small portion of baby food (the products must at least cover the knife blades for normal grinding).

Another aspect is mobility. For regular trips to your parents or country house, a portable personal blender is more suitable.

Personal and stationary models complement each other in the kitchen, so ideally use both. But if this is not possible, choose the type that best suits your needs and lifestyle. nine0005

The Hurom BL-C01 blender is a novelty of this year from a Korean company that has been known on the market for more than 45 years. Portable model, which is convenient to take with you when traveling with a child. Two tritan cups of 350 and 600 ml allow you to prepare small portions of purees, soups and smoothies, as well as easy storage of the product, thanks to travel lids.

Tribest Personal Blender Glass PBG-5050 is one of the latest developments of the company, a personal, but at the same time quite powerful blender (as much as 500 watts). The model is suitable not only for purees and soups, but also for homemade sorbets, nut milks and healthy smoothies. And three glass bowls with lids of 240, 480 and 720 ml allow you to quickly chop and easily transport the right amount of baby food. nine0005

Tribest PB-350 is a versatile and compact model, a real classic that has proven itself in the market. The blender is equipped with two glasses (for whisking and chopping), as well as 120, 240 and 350 ml glass jars for easy storage (and preparation) of even the smallest portions of baby food. The model is equipped with automatic and manual pulse control mode, as well as two knives for comfortable grinding of liquid and dry textures.

BlendTec Classic 575 is a classic stationary model from a well-known American manufacturer. Equipped with blunt blades made of reliable stainless steel (10 times stronger than blades from other manufacturers), which cannot be cut when disassembling and washing the blender. Sufficiently powerful (1560 watts) and durable model combines two types of control (4 modes + pulse). The blender is also equipped with a self-cleaning function for more comfortable use.

The L'equip BS5 Cube blender is a professional stationary model. This blender is great for processing hot and cold foods. You can also grind dry foods like grains, beans, and nuts into flour or a paste without adding liquid. The high-strength tritan jar and ultra-sharp titanium-coated Japanese stainless steel blades ensure reliable and fast preparation of any, even the most complex dishes. nine0005

The King Mix KM-2000 features simple, intuitive controls, high power (2000 watts) and soft start. Thanks to the smooth start, the products are less splashed on the walls of the bowl, which helps to easily achieve the perfect consistency of the finished smoothie or puree. In addition, this feature reduces engine wear, making the appliance more durable. The unique saw blade shape of the knife helps to release the full benefits of herbal products.

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Engine pressure: 2 CV. If there is enough tightness, the blender will fit in absolutely no problem! Dzhe zruchny in management, swidkosti smoothly regulated.

Blade speed: 386 km/year (26,000 revolutions per fiber: 430 revolutions per second).

TRITAN BPA-Free. Capacity for changing the volume: 2 liters. The handle is softer and more comfortable.

Stainless steel blade, laser engraved.

Ventilated lid with opening for adding ingredients to the machine for an hour. nine0005

The Vitamix TNC 5200 blender is ideal for preparing vegetable and fruit mousses, juices, as well as pea butter and milk. Additions help to prepare a child's food, dietary herbs, green cocktails, smoothies. Vitamix TNC 5200 is widely popular among syroids. The presence of turbo mode and smooth regulation of the speed gives the opportunity to prepare home-made freezer, thick juice, enriched with grub fibers, as well as trim the grain into a boar.

Vitamix TNC 5200 blender flask is crushed with BPA-free plastic, which indicates the environmental friendliness of the product. The lid is equipped with a hand stopper, which allows you to add and pour products into the flask for an hour of preparation. You can also be corystuvatis with a shtovkhachem. nine0005

Professional blender VitaMix TNC 5200 Black – a blender for making green smoothies, vegetable and fruit mousses, juices, smoothies, pea milk and other brown syroyed herbs. The presence in the blender of the turbo mode and the smooth regulation of the speeds make it possible to prepare home-made frosting, thick juice, enrichment with food fibers, as well as to trim the grains and caviar. The Vitamix TNC 5200 professional blender does not fit any other kitchen appliance.

VitaMix TNC 5200 Black Professional Blender A graduated container of equipment with a special lid with an additional stopper, which allows you to mix the ingredients in the cooking process. The VitaMix TNC 5200 blender is easy to use and look at, has a stylish design, compact dimensions, and ideally fits into the interior of a home kitchen, no matter how big the world.


  • High hardness and quickness of stainless steel knife wrapping – from 1000 to 37000 revolutions per quill;
  • Smoother speed shifting, as well as the presence of turbo mode and the “Variable” and “High” modes, allows you to win more than 50 days, and prepare a sum of high power levels in a single second;
  • Refinement container made of bakeless plastic, BPA free;
  • The presence of a shtovkhach, which helps with the preparation of a large amount of hard syrovin, speeds up the process of preparing herbs; nine0116
  • The blender is safe for robots, as it is equipped with a special attachment for overheating and self-cleaning function.

Complete set

  • Vitamix TNC5200 blender;
  • 2 liter capacity container;
  • Lid;
  • Shtovhach;
  • 2 DVD with English recipes;
  • English my recipe book;
  • Instructions for the operation of the Russian mine.


  • Model: Vitamix TNC 5200 Black
  • Colour: black
  • Blender type: stationary
  • Firmness: 1000 - 24000
  • speed in turbo mode, rpm: 37000
  • Voltage and frequency of wire: 220-230 V, 50 Hz
  • Engine pressure: 1200 W
  • Bowl volume: 2.0 l
  • Dodatkovі power: zahist vіd revantazhennya, BPA-free plastic, mitt in the dishwasher
  • nine0115 Rosemary (H x W x D): 51 x 18.5 x 21 cm
  • Vaga: 5 kg
  • Wag with packaging: 7 kg
  • Engine warranty: 7 years
  • Parts Warranty: 1 issue
  • Company: Vitamix (USA)
  • Country virobnik: USA