Puree Monday - Peach Lassi
It was my husband who first introduced me to the wonders of Indian food, rich in flavor and spice. One of my favorite Indian drinks is a Lassi, a traditional drink made by blending yogurt with water or milk and spices, and often fruit to sweeten it. This recipe makes a perfect puree that you can feed your little one with a spoon or (if they are ready) give them in a cup. Just be careful, you might want it all for yourself!!
Last summer Bebe B and I had so many of these after we scored some amazing organic peaches at our local Farmer’s Market. I can’t wait to make them again soon!
Peach Lassi Puree - 10 Months+
3 ripe Peaches
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 ripe Banana
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cumin
Halve the peaches, remove pits and slice, leaving the skins on (this will help lock in their nutrients). Steam the peaches in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the stove use about 1-2 inches of water and steam for about 3-5 minutes. If using the babycook fill the water to the number 2 and set to steam. Once the peaches are steamed allow them to cool in the fridge, about 10-15 minutes, and remove the skins. (Once your bebe has tried them steamed and you feel comfortable you can peal, chop and puree the peaches fresh, skipping the steaming step). Next add them to a food processor or the babycook. Puree until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and puree until creamy. You can add additional liquid to thin it out a bit if you like.
Purees can be as chunky as your baby is ready for- it’s up to you. This recipe will keep up to 2 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe will fill about 2 ice cube trays (10-20 servings).
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.