Introducing new foods to a baby is such an exciting time, and this mango carrot puree for babies is full of essential nutrients and super tasty! Getting creative and blending your own purees are a great way to introduce new flavors to your baby while incorporating whole foods into their diet.
Their little taste buds can’t wait to explore all the new textures and flavors you offer, and a simple mango carrot puree is a great place to start. You only need a high-speed blender or food processor to make healthy baby food recipes.
Anyone looking for mango or carrot baby puree combinations is in for a treat, as this puree with carrot is subtly sweet. Thus, your baby is bound to love it, as mango is the best match for carrot-baby puree combinations and a fantastic way to introduce vegetables!
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Benefits of this mango carrot puree for babies
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble nutrient required for blood clotting and healthy bones.
Vitamin A is essential for the eyes, optimal skin health, and the development of a healthy immune system.
Mangos are high in both vitamins A and C; these two vital nutrients are essential for optimal immune function and for supporting a baby’s development.
Hemp seeds are added to this mango carrot puree for babies for its plant-based protein and essential fatty acids. Hemp seeds are one of my favorite superfoods; I introduced them to my little girl in smoothies and purees such as this. They also offer another great source of additional dietary fiber!
Baby food tips and tricks
Before making this mango carrot puree for babies, I had offered my baby plain carrot puree, but unfortunately, it didn’t go over very well. Although she loved my low histamine mango smoothie with carrots so I got a little more creative and added mango to the mix.
This blend created a naturally sweetened baby puree that she loved, and honestly, who wouldn’t love this combination! Although, it can be a good idea to limit the sweet choices you offer when introducing foods so that your baby doesn’t develop a palate for sweet-tasting foods only.
For example, still offer vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, or peas on their own. Every baby is unique, and there are so many benefits to adding a sweet mango puree to a vegetable blend such as carrots to get additional nutrients into their little bodies.
When offering a fruit puree, it’s always an excellent idea to blend it with vegetables to lower the sweetness and add in additional fiber. If you can, always opt for organic ingredients too!
Organic baby food can be expensive, so do yourself a favor and blend it yourself! As you know, babies don’t consume much food at all in the beginning. A time saving trick is to freeze the extra into small silicone ice cube trays for future meals. Once frozen, pop out into a container that you can easily grab from the freezer when needed.
Those baby food pouches can be so convenient, but you can also purchase refillable silicone pouches that are great to bring along when you’re out for the day! Your diaper bag may have a cold compartment to keep foods cool, or you could keep some silicone pouches filled in the freezer to pull out and take on the road to thaw!
If your baby is beginning on solid foods and you’re finding it difficult to feed them from the pouch, keep a little baby spoon in the diaper bag to dispense onto.
Ingredients for this mango carrot puree for babies
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 cup mango
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
How to make this carrot mango baby food
To make this carrot puree, you will need a double boiler to steam the carrot and mango.
Start by chopping 1 cup of carrots into rounds and placing them in a double boiler’s top steamer pot with boiling water in the bottom. Steam the carrots for 5 minutes before adding 1 cup of chopped mango. Continue to steam the mango and carrots together for another five minutes.
I used frozen mango chunks, but fresh mangos would work just as well.
Transfer the boiled carrots and mango to a high-speed blender. Add ¼ cup of water and 1 tsp of hemp seeds. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy consistency.
The end product had a medium to thick consistency. If you want a thinner puree, add additional water in small amounts until you reach your desired puree consistency.
An advantage of making homemade baby purees is that you have 100% control over the ingredients and consistency. Two wins in my books!
If you are just starting your baby on solids, you can make a thinner consistency, then add less water for a thicker puree as your baby adjusts to eating.
As your baby gets older and you are looking to expand their palate, some other mango and carrot baby puree combinations and additions could include:
- Spices such as ginger, cinnamon, or clove
- Coconut cream for extra fats
- Plain yogurt; an excellent source of protein
- Sweet potato; a fantastic source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C., Calcium, and Iron
There are so many ways that you can use this recipe as a base and get creative!
When starting out, you can’t go wrong with keeping this mango carrot baby food simple; but with some additional tweaks, you can keep it exciting and continue introducing more foods to your little one.
This blackberry beetroot puree for babies is another great option and a fantastic way of sneaking extra vegetables into your baby’s diet!
Additionally, if you find yourself struggling with a baby who suffers from constipation, I encourage you to try these baby purees for constipation. Nothing is worse than seeing our babies in pain or discomfort, but these delicious and effective purees keep things moving.
I hope your little one enjoys this carrot mango baby food as much as mine did (or more!)
Mango Carrot Baby Puree for 6 Month Old Babies and Older
- High speed blender
- double boiler
- 1 cup carrot
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- ¼ cup water
- Chop 1 cup of carrots into rounds then place them in the steamer pot with a lid over a pot of boiling water. Steam the carrots for 5 minutes. Add the frozen mango chunks to the steamer pot and steam for another 5 minutes.
- Transfer the steamed mango and carrot to a high speed blender with hemp seeds and water. Blend until you reach a smooth and creamy texture.
For more baby purees with mango try this mango kale baby puree!