Mango baby food mixtures
Mango Puree For Babies - Eating Bird Food
How to make a delicious mango puree out of fresh (or frozen) mango. It’s perfect for serving to baby or to use in recipes.
I don’t know about you, but when I was first introducing Olivia to solids, I definitely went with the obvious choices like sweet potato, banana, avocado and then started exploring foods with more unique flavors.
Mango puree wasn’t something I thought of immediately, but it was the perfect next step. It’s naturally sweet and when blended has a super creamy consistency! It quickly became one of Olivia’s favorite purees.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Mango puree is a great stage 1 food for babies because it’s sweet and purees into a really creamy consistency.
- You can use fresh or frozen mango and there’s no cooking involved, which makes it so easy!
- Despite being low in calories, mangos are chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Are Mangos Healthy?
Absolutely, yes! Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, mango is especially high in vitamins A and C. Mangos also contain a group of digestive enzymes called amylases (source). These digestive enzymes help to break down larger food molecules, allowing your body to more easily digest them – this is especially great for little tummies just starting with solid foods!
Mangos and Constipation
Because mangos contain plenty of water and dietary fiber, it’s believed to help relieve constipation and even diarrhea. As baby is introduced to new foods they may experience some gastrointestinal issues (like constipation) and mango puree may help alleviate them! (source)
How to Make Mango Puree
Making mango puree is super simple! First you’ll want peel the mango with a paring knife and chop it into chunks. They don’t need to be too precise since you’ll be blending them up. Next, place the diced mango into a high powered blender or food processor.
And blend until smooth!
If the puree is too thick you can add a little water or milk to thin, starting with 1 teaspoon or 1 Tablespoon and adding more as needed. If you’re making this for a baby around 6-9 months I recommend using breastmilk or formula to thin the puree, just for the added nutrients.
How to Serve Mango Puree to Baby
For early stage 1 eaters, mango puree is great served straight up with a spoon. Once baby starts moving into stage 2 and 3 foods you can make fun combination purees (see ideas below) or add mango puree to different foods like yogurt, smoothies and oatmeal. My baby oatmeal recipe would be delicious with mango puree stirred in.
Foods That Pair Well With Mango Puree
With its natural sweetness and creaminess, mango puree pairs well with so many things! Here are some pairing ideas to help make vegetables and grains more palatable to baby:
- Green veggies – kale, spinach, avocado, zucchini, peas
- Orange veggies – sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot
- White veggies – cauliflower
- Other fruit – banana, strawberries, peaches, apples, kiwis, pears
- Dairy – yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese
- Grains – quinoa, oats
- Legumes – chickpeas, lentils
- Seasonings and spices – curry, ginger, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon
Mango Baby Food Combo Ideas
Here are some baby food combos with mango that might be fun to try:
- Sweet potato and mango
- Banana, mango and coconut milk
- Mango and pear
- Oatmeal and mango
- Banana, mango and strawberries
- Carrot, mango and yogurt
- Spinach, mango and apples
Pineapple and mango is a great combo that I share in my stage 2 baby food combinations post!
Should you strain mango puree?
Using a high powered blender or food processor should result in a very smooth consistency, but if you prefer you can put your mango puree through a sieve to reduce the fibers.
How can I tell if a mango is ripe?
When selecting a mango, look for a fruit that gives slightly when squeezed. You only need to apply gentle pressure, similar to a ripe avocado or peach. You will also notice a slightly sweet aroma from the stem.
Can I use frozen mango?
Yes! Frozen mango retains the same health benefits as fresh mango thanks to technologies in flash freezing. You can definitely use frozen mango to make puree. Just thaw the mango overnight in the refrigerator, at room temp or using the defrost setting in your microwave. One thawed, add the chunks to your blender or food process and puree.
Can you freeze the puree if you used frozen mango?
Yes, as long as you cook the mango first! You shouldn’t let frozen foods thaw, puree and re-freeze without cooking them. So if you use frozen mango to make the puree, serve immediately or store in the fridge for a few days, but do not freeze it again unless you cook it. If you cook the frozen mango (simmer or steam on the stovetop) and then puree it, it will be safe to freeze.
What is the best way to cut a mango?
Check out this easy how to cut a mango guide for the best tips and tricks!
How to Store Mango Puree
Fresh mango baby food should be stored in the fridge and used within 3-4 days. For longer storage, I recommend freezing the puree! I like using silicone ice cube tray or freezer safe jars because they make it easier to thaw smaller amounts for serving to babies.
reminder! You shouldn’t let frozen foods thaw (without cooking), puree and re-freeze. So if you use frozen mango to make puree, serve immediately or store in the fridge for a few days but do not freeze it again.
How to Thaw Frozen Puree
I recommend thawing frozen mango puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath. It thaws quickly if you’re defrosting a small amount to serve to a baby.
Other Ways to Use Mango Puree
Mango puree is great for babies, but there are so many other ways for older kids and adults to enjoy it too. Here are some ideas:
- Mix into chia pudding – mango puree is amazing in chia pudding. Use it to make my mango chia pudding!
- Swirl into oatmeal or yogurt – drizzle on top of my tropical overnight oats or mix into your favorite yogurt.
- Topping for pancakes and waffles – level up your breakfast or brunch by topping pancakes or waffles with this puree. Try it on my greek yogurt pancakes!
- Make a smoothie – mango gives smoothies a delicious flavor and texture. You can add the pureed fruit straight into a smoothie, but I love adding using frozen mango puree for smoothies as well. No need to thaw, just pop a couple cubes of mango puree into your blender with the rest of your smoothie ingredients. Try my 3 ingredient mango smoothie with mango, yogurt and milk. Kiddos love this one!
- For cakes and desserts – mango puree is often mixed into sweet treats like mango pound cake or mango cheesecake. This mango bread looks delish.
- Serve over ice cream – mix mango puree in when making homemade ice cream or simply serve over top of ice cream or frozen yogurt for an extra touch of sweetness that packs in some nutrients! It would be delicious served over my banana ice cream for a tropical treat!
- Stir into drinks – make a mango mojito, stir into a vodka soda or use it in place of peach puree in a bellini for a tropical twist. A mango martini also sounds yummy!
More Baby Food Purees
- Sweet Potato Puree
- Butternut Squash Puree
- Peach Puree
- Carrot Puree
- Pumpkin Puree
- Pea Puree
- Banana Puree
More Recipes and Resources
- Introducing Solids to Baby + My Approach
- Healthy Smash Cake
- Banana Pancakes For Babies
- Baby Yogurt Melts
- Oatmeal For Babies
Be sure to check out my full collection of mango recipes as well as all of the baby food recipes here on EBF.
How to Make Mango Puree
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How to make a delicious mango puree out of fresh (or frozen) mango. It's perfect for serving to baby or to use in recipes.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
- 2 ripe mangoes, washed, peeled, and pits removed
Chop fresh mango into large chunks.
Place mango in a high powered blender or food processor.
Blend until totally smooth and serve. If the puree is too thick you can add a little water or milk to thin, starting with 1 teaspoon or 1 Tablespoon, adding more as needed.
Store mango puree in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer or up to 3 months. I like to freeze the puree in silicone ice cube trays or small freezer-safe jars so I can easily thaw small amounts when I want to use them.
I recommend thawing frozen puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath.
- Using 1 mango – you can try using 1 mango to make the puree, but I’ve found that 2 often works better in terms of having enough volume for blending or processing.
- Frozen mango – frozen mango works too. Simply thaw and blend as the recipe instructs. 1 mango is about 1 1/2 cups of mango chunks.
Serving: 4ounces Calories: 70kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 149mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 15g
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Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree (Stage One)
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This Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree is the best way to introduce your baby to the magical taste of one of the world’s healthiest fruits — MANGOS! What’s more, this is a no-cook, 5-minute, one-dish, easy-peasy recipe! Nutritious, smooth, and heavenly, this Stage 1 Baby food for 4-6+ months will surely be one of your baby’s favorite purees.
Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)Mango Baby Puree
While most people associate the tropical mango with the warmer months 🌞, mango baby food is a perfect treat for babies during fall and winter ❄️ because of the mango’s immune-boosting blend of vitamins and minerals 💪.
To make this puree super-duper creamy, we are going to add a ripe banana. This also mellows out the citrus taste of mango and makes it one of the yummiest combos out there (plus a darn good base for a rummy cocktail.🍹). Combine the soft texture of both ripe fruits, and you’ll get a creamy, appetizing puree. As if that’s not enough, here’s a bonus: This recipe is one of the easiest soft baby foods to make by hand.
That being said, don’t feel obligated to add anything — mango puree is already perfectly healthy and tasty as is 😋.
Is it your first time making homemade baby food? If you answered yes, then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed article goes over all the essential information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, knowing when your baby is ready for solids, introducing purees, making the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes.Reasons to Love Mango Baby Puree
- quick and easy to make — less than 5 minutes
- 3-ingredient recipe
- full of nutrients for a growing baby
- sweet and flavorful
- baby food for 4-6 months and up — stage 1 baby food
- complements your favorite baby cereal
- Mango: You can use fresh mango if they are available (they need to be ripe and soft to the touch), but thawed frozen mangoes work just as well and are way easier to deal with.
- Banana: Obviously, the riper the banana, the easier it is to mash, but don’t go too brown. A few spots will give you the best flavor and texture to make this recipe a special treat. You can leave bananas out for your first mango puree, but I have found that they give the mangos a creamier and smoother consistency.
- Nutmeg: This warm, mild spice is ideal for flavoring both sweet and savory dishes for your baby. Plus, nutmeg is known to aid in digestion.
Mangos are a good source of fiber and vitamin B6, and are high in vitamins A and C. They also contain potassium, magnesium, and copper, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity! 💪 And fear not — if you’re worried the mango may be too tart for your baby, it actually has far less acid than most fruits, so it will be gentle on sweet little baby tummies.
Read more about mango’s awesome superpowers here.Step-by-Step Instructions
- Prep: Dice the mangos, or use thawed, frozen mango chunks.
- Blend: Place mangoes and any other add-ons (banana or another fruit and seasoning) in the blender, and puree for 1 minute.
- Add Water: Add water as needed to thin out your mixture. I did not have to add water to my puree.
- Eat: Serve and enjoy!
Mango Puree can be enjoyed as is for a starter puree or mixed with a ton of different other pureed fruits and veggies to make delicious combination purees. Give these fun combos a try!
- sweet potato
- oatmeal baby cereal
- butternut squash
In this recipe, we are adding a pinch of nutmeg, but feel free to use the following spices:
- mild curry powder
- vanilla extract
Tip on Spices: I always add spices or herbs to my baby food purees, but you can choose to leave them out. You do you! Either way, this puree will surely turn out scrumptious.Tips for a perfect mango puree
- If You’re Using Frozen Mangoes: Thaw the mango in a mesh sieve over a bowl or your sink to allow water to run off. You can always add more water if the puree is too thick.
- If You’re Using Fresh Mangos: If you are using fresh mangos, make sure they’re soft and ripe.
You can store this puree in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.FREEZER
This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.
- Spoon puree into a freezer storage container (this is my favorite freezer storage container). Do not overfill.
- Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap — label with the date and recipe name.
- Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight.
- Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a zip-lock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel the baggie or stager bag for future reference.
Need more information on how to store your baby foods? Head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!WHEN CAN BABY EAT MANGOS?
Babies can have mangos as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.Tools Needed
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Tray
- Storage Containers for Fridge
- Stasher Bag
- Reusable Baby Food Pouches
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- 2 cups fresh or frozen mango, deseed, peeled and roughly chopped. If using frozen mangos, thaw first.
- 1 banana (see notes)
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
Place the mango, banana and nutmeg (if using) into a blender or food processor.
Puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. If your mango is not ripe enough, you might need to add in up to a 1/4 cup of water while blending to get the right consistency.
Serve to baby or freeze for later.
Age: 4+ months
Yield: 10 ounces
Notes on the Banana: For a first puree, you can leave the banana out of this recipe, but I have found that they give the mangos a creamier and smoother consistency.
Additional Spices: Feel free to also add in a pinch of cinnamon, cloves, mild curry powder, mint, basil or fresh ginger before blending.
Additional Add-Ins: You can also add in a handful of raspberries, a spoonful of full-fat plain Greek yogurt, a splash of canned coconut milk or even a 1/4 cup of chopped spinach to this recipe for more delicious meal options.
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months.
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"Can he have a mango?". How and what to feed your baby while traveling
Traveling with a baby is a challenge. And the nutrition of a child on a trip is even more so. Should I give my child local fruits and vegetables? And take a supply of complementary foods with you? They tell in the FrutoNyanya blog.
The answers to these questions depend on a number of factors. Therefore, when going on vacation, it is important to take into account the age of the child, his daily diet, as well as the place where the family goes on a trip.
Infant food on the road
If the child is under six months old and is breastfed, then there should be no problems with nutrition during the trip. All he needs is his mother by his side. For convenience, you can stock up on various accessories for feeding in public places. For example, clothes with cutouts or nursing secrets, aprons or a muslin cape. Today, almost all airports in major cities and many shopping centers have mother and baby rooms where you can feed your baby.
It will be more difficult for parents of children on artificial and mixed feeding. It is important to understand whether it will be possible to replenish the supply of the mixture at the place of rest, so as not to take a large supply with you. If yes, you need to take with you the amount required for 24-hour feeding on the road, plus an additional 3-5 days of travel. This is necessary in case of delays and cancellations of flights or other transport delays.Photo: Miljan Zivkovic / shutterstock / fotodom
Take a bottle and a travel sterilizer with you. It is most optimal to use the mixture in packages designed for one feeding; it is convenient to take such bags with you in your hand luggage. It is best to take on the road a new dry mix in a closed package. You can store and transport it at room temperature, it is important not to keep the package in the sun. nine0003
It is not recommended to take the prepared mixture with you, as it requires strict adherence to special storage rules:
- The container with the mixture must be sterilized;
- Preserve formula must not come into contact with the baby's saliva before. If part of the mixture remains after feeding, then it must be poured out. Such a product is not subject to storage;
- When storing the mixture, the temperature in the refrigerator should not exceed 5-7 °C.
Do not forget about clean bottled water in the amount necessary for the trip. Water "FrutoNyanya", designed specifically for children, is perfect for diluting infant formula. It does not require boiling, and bottles in 0.33 format are equipped with a special convenient spout that makes it easy to water a child on the road. At the resort, it is also better for formula-fed babies to dilute the formula with bottled water. It is important to ensure that the integrity of the cap and bottle is not broken, and that the bottle itself contains marks that the water is suitable for baby food. nine0003
Travel food for children aged 1+
Children under 1 year of age and older who have already started to introduce complementary foods into their diet should take a supply of familiar foods with them for the first time. It is undesirable to introduce a child to new products a few days before the trip and in the first days of the trip: this is fraught with indigestion or an allergic reaction.
The most convenient food option for children under 3 years of age while traveling is prepared baby food. Industrial food is the safest for feeding on the go: thanks to the sealed packaging, germs will definitely not get into it until the lid is opened. In addition, manufacturers of baby food are required to carefully control the quality of products from shelf to counter. Mom and dad do not need to spend time cooking, you can enjoy the happy moments of family vacation. nine0003 Photo: Anna Nahabed / shutterstock / fotodom
The gastronomic preferences of children abroad can differ significantly from those we are used to: in some foreign countries it is difficult to find zucchini puree, so popular for the first feeding in Russia. It is important to strictly follow the rules for introducing new products in relation to unfamiliar components of foreign purees or local exotic fruits and vegetables.
For the first time, take with you foods that are already familiar to your child and that you are sure are safe: these can be dry cereals, baby cookies, vegetable, meat and fruit purees, as well as your favorite juices and drinks, depending on the age and diet of the child. For a snack by the sea or a walk, you can take healthy snacks without added sugar - bread, corn sticks, fruit pieces and other goodies that are produced by children's brands. Baby food can also be bought on the spot, but it is important to remember that acquaintance and transition to new products must be carried out gradually, over 3-5-7, and sometimes 10-14 days, based on the individual characteristics of your child's health. nine0003
Do not take with you when traveling and on the road:
- Dairy and sour-milk products that should be stored only in the refrigerator;
- Perishable goods;
- Products with expired or damaged packaging.
5 tips for parents who are thinking about how to organize their child's meals while traveling:
- Think through all the issues with feeding and feeding the child in advance. Try to plan your life in advance, study local forums, ask acquaintances and friends who have already been with a child in this place what to look for. nine0018
- Check the availability of stores and children's products in another city, country, make sure you can buy the necessary products.
- Take your usual baby food with you for the first few days to help your child adapt to the new environment. Don't forget to buy baby water for the trip.
- Buy and take with you products in convenient packaging, observe storage conditions and tightness.
- Observe the diet. When traveling, there is a great temptation to unscheduled snacks, changing the usual schedule and getting to know new food. It is important for parents to maintain a regimen and healthy eating habits in children while traveling and take care of a healthy and safe diet
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Natural treat for children from three years old. Wafers are made from date powder, chickpea and rice flour with the addition of chlorophyll plant pigment, which turns them into a beautiful green color. The filling contains juicy mango and healthy carrots: so the child will understand that vegetables are delicious! Contains no added sugar, artificial ingredients or animal products. nine0003
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Natural treat for children from 3 years old. Wafers are made from date powder, chickpea and rice flour with the addition of chlorophyll plant pigment, which turns them into a beautiful green color. The filling contains juicy mango and healthy carrots: so the child will understand that vegetables are delicious!
Contains no added sugar, artificial ingredients or animal products.
Nutritional and energy value in 100 g.
proteins 7.4 g; fats 24.4 g; carbohydrates 56.4 g; 474.8 kcal
date powder, chickpea flour, coconut oil, corn starch, rice flour, dried mango (powder), sunflower oil, dried carrot (powder), emulsifier - soy lecithin, salt, dye - copper complexes chlorophylls, natural flavor, baking powder - sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), antioxidant - a concentrate of a mixture of tocopherols.