Super starter fruit purees

Super starter fruit purees

Simple fruit purees are often really great to introduce babies to solids! They are also versatile and can be added to vegetable purees to make them slightly sweeter and therefore more palatable for your baby. They can also be combined for a great smooth fruit medley.

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite starter fruit purees. They are super easy to make and in no time you’ll be filling up your Super Squish pouches with smooth fruit puree. Ready to zip and zoom!

Getting started is pretty simple. Just use this method to make the purees and then fill up your Super Squish pouches:

  • peel, core (where necessary) and roughly chop your fruit
  • cook the fruit pieces (again, where necessary!) until tender i.e. steam / boil (in just enough water to cover the fruit) / microwave in a covered microwavable container
  • remove the cooked fruit and blitz in a blender or food processor until smooth
  • if the puree is too thick, just add a little boiled water until you’ve reached the desired consistency
  • allow the puree to cool and then fill up the Super Squish pouches. Ready to use immediately or freeze. Easy!!

The quantities we’ve given below should be enough to fill at least 2 Super Squish pouches (roughly 260ml).

Apple puree
You need: 1kg large sweet apples – peeled, cored and roughly chopped

Pear puree
You need: 1kg large pears – peeled, cored and chopped into quarters

Watermelon smoothie

Refreshing watermelon smoothie

I bought a watermelon and of course it was too big for our small family to eat it all, so I decided to see if my two-year old and hubby would enjoy a watermelon smoothie or slushie.

I put about 600g of cubed watermelon in a blender with seven or eight strawberries, then I added a few sprigs of fresh mint (actually I keep mine in the freezer, so it was frozen fresh mint!) I put the whole lot in the blender and whizzed it up. It was still a fairly thick consistency so it was fine to put into the pouch.  To be honest I didn’t know if the little man would drink this, but I presented it to him and he really liked it! (I do think the Super Squish pouches help make any blended fruit seem exciting).

You need:

  • 600g watermelon
  • a good handful of strawberries with the cores removed
  • a few sprigs of mint (optional, but it does give an extra dimension for the grown ups I think!)
  • a blender

Fills about 5 Super Squish pouches.

Berries give your smoothie an antioxidant boost

Berry blast smoothie

This is a lovely smoothie I make for my toddler as a treat. I sometimes freeze some of the batch and then take it out with us so that it’s slushy by the time we eat it. He loves it (and I do too)!

You need:

  • 1 banana
  • 50g raspberries
  • 50g blueberries
  • 150g plain natural yoghurt
  • a gloop of runny honey (optional, but it helps remove the tartness if the berries aren’t that sweet – remember not to include this for babies under 1!)

Place the mixture in a blender and whizz it until smooth. Then decant into the Super Squish pouches and enjoy!

Fills about 5 Super Squish pouches.