Mango is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, copper and potassium. It is also full of fiber and can be helpful when your baby is constipated. Spinach is an excellent source of folate, iron, vitamin K, vitamin A and disease-fighting antioxidants. It has more iron than most greens and is rich inlutein which is great for your baby's eyesight. Conventionally grown spinach is fairly high in nitrates, buy organic whenever possible.
This recipe is suitable for babies 10-12 months and up, toddlers, big kids and adults. For a baby, either feed with a spoon or place into a bottle with a Y-cut nipple. For a toddler, use a sippy with a straw or Y-cut top. Before combining foods, make sure your baby has tried each one individually first.
What you'll need:
1/2 cup of organic whole milk vanilla yogurt
1 ripe mango - washed, peeled and chopped. Cut the fruit away from the pit. It is impossible to remove the pit, because it's woven into the fruit.
3-4 cups fresh, organic baby spinach - washed
Handful of ice cubes
*Place the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
*Serve and enjoy!
*While smoothies are best served shortly after preparing, this Mango Spinach Smoothie will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator and 3 months in the freezer.