This baby sweet potato puree is super yummy and creamy. The sweet potato baby recipe is made with cooked sweet potato blended into a puree with yogurt, hemp seeds, and prunes.
It is super easy to make this healthy baby puree and is a great first food for your baby. The mellow sweetness of sweet potato combined with yogurt results in a creamy texture and subtle flavors that you bub will enjoy.
Sweet potato is a top first food for babies as it is nutritious, soft, and easily mashed or pureed when cooked. The first few times I gave sweet potato to my baby girl, she wasn’t into it. She did not like straight mashed sweet potatoes.
Another time I tried baby-led weaning at six months, and she gagged, which was scary for me and didn’t look fun for her. When this happened, I decided to start with baby purees and gently ease into baby-led weaning with soft foods after she got used to eating purees and swallowing.
Since my baby girl didn’t like only pureed sweet potato, I came up with this sweet potato combination with yogurt and prunes to sweeten this puree. I added hemp seeds as they are my favorite superfoods high in protein and essential fatty acids.
Prunes are a great fruit to add to purees to keep your baby pooping regularly. If your baby ever becomes constipated, you must try these purees with prunes to help your baby poop.
Both sweet potatoes, plain yogurt, and hemp seeds score a 5/5 nutritional rating for babies from solid starts. You can rest assured that this baby sweet potato puree is helping your baby to reach their daily nutritional needs of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients along with healthy carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Sweet potato is an excellent source of fiber for gut health and vitamin A and C for immune support. Vitamin A is one of the best nutrients for eye health, and vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage and is needed to make collagen in the skin.
Manganese is also found in sweet potatoes in high amounts. This mineral is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase. Eating sweet potatoes helps boost the body’s internal antioxidants via the SOD enzyme to combat inflammation.
Plain yogurt is a gentle way to introduce probiotics to your baby’s microbiome (the beneficial bacteria in the gut). Plain yogurt is also a good source of calcium for healthy bones. It contains all of the B vitamins for producing energy and B12 and Vitamin B2.
If your baby doesn’t like a plain sweet potato puree, you have to try this baby puree with plain yogurt, hemp seeds, and prunes. You can spice it with a touch of cinnamon or add a banana for extra sweetness and flavor.
I forgot to add banana when I was making this puree, but my baby girl loved it without banana, so I left it out, although the addition of banana does taste delicious. I have made it both with and without bananas since then.
Hopefully, your baby loves this baby sweet potato puree that is super nutritious!
Baby Sweet Potato Puree with Yogurt and Hemp Seeds
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 prunes
- Peel and chop 1 cup sweet potato and place in a pot of boiling water. Boil for 15 minutes.
- Place the cooked sweet potato in a blender with the water, hemp seeds, yogurt and prunes. Blend into a smooth puree.