Make this Mexican-inspired black bean puree for your baby anytime you are cooking up or using black beans such as vegetarian black bean tacos for dinner or making a black bean salsa. The black bean baby puree is super nutritious and made with four ingredients only: black beans, avocado, nutritional yeast, and lime juice.
My girl loved this avocado baby puree with cannellini beans, so when I made black bean tacos for dinner, I made a black bean puree for her with avocado and lime as I had extra ingredients. Nutritional yeast is added for flavor and vitamin B12 which can be challenging to obtain on a vegetarian diet.
It only takes five minutes to whip up these pureed black beans for babies when you have a high-speed blender that does all the hard work for you. Place the black beans, avocado, and lime in a blender with some water, then blend into a smooth baby puree.
Benefits of this black bean puree for babies
Black beans are an excellent source of fiber for gut health and plant-based protein. Eating a wide variety of plant-based fiber is essential for building a diverse and robust microbiome that is crucial for optimal immune and gut health.
They are also an excellent source of the essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids necessary for brain health and building healthy cell membranes.
Black beans are high in vitamin B1, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
Iron is a crucial nutrient for babies six months and older as their reserves from the womb often become depleted after six months; thus, giving your baby iron-rich foods is essential.
Vitamin B1 is a crucial nutrient for energy production and the nervous system. B1 plays a role in developing the myelin sheath that protects nerves. A deficiency in vitamin B1 can lead to beriberi.
Magnesium is a common nutritional deficiency essential for heart health, muscle relaxation, and preventing type 2 diabetes.
Zinc is an essential mineral for the immune system and is required for histamine metabolism. High histamine levels are associated with allergies, itchy skin, and hives.
Manganese is a vital mineral for the superoxide dismutase enzyme, which is the body’s potent antioxidant to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body.
Potassium is an electrolyte required for optimal hydration
There are so many benefits of this black bean puree for babies with avocado. Both avocado and black beans score a 5/5 nutritional rating for babies from solid starts. These two foods are packed full of vitamins and minerals for your baby’s growth and development.
Black Bean Baby Puree with Avocado and Lime
- High speed blender
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend into a puree