Inspired by the book Top 100 Baby Food Recipes by Christine Bailey
Papaya (a favorite for us!), natural, pure, with just a few drops of freshly squeezed deep-green lime makes a fabulous baby smoothie. No need to add sugar. Juicy, tropical, refreshing. When I buy papayas, I always buy the whole piece. Never in half. My preference is to wash it and cut it at home. It can be tricky to buy a sweet Papaya sometimes. A secret that I learned from locals and over the years, is to look for little specks clearly visible in the skin with a deep yellow and orange colors making sure it is free of any bruises or marks. Unblemished. A ripe papaya has a delicate fruity aroma. Exquisite.
I wash it thoroughly and dry it. I remove the skins and use a spoon to gently scoop out the seeds from each half. Always rinse to ensure all of the seeds have been removed. Cut in large cubes, I used a blender to make a smooth smoothie and just added some water and a few drops (3 or 4 drops) of green lime to reach this consistency. Not too thick, not to liquid. Just perfect. This tropical fruit contains fiber, it is soothing for babies, makes a great breakfast, or dessert simply plain. You may mix it with other fruits, but my preference is to eat it raw or blend into an almost frothy smoothie. A few drops of green lime goes exquisitely well with Papaya. Always.
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- ½ of one Ripe Papaya
- 5 tbsp of water approx.
- ½ Green Lime
- Wash, peel and scoop the papaya flesh. Cut into small pieces and blend. Add water to your desired consistency or until smooth. 9 months and up. Enjoy!