This mash is a great recipe for infants who have moved on beyond eating their first fruits and veggies. I love the fact that this recipe is not pureed so the infant gets to experience different textures of quinoa, banana and avocado. If your infant/child is picky then I would just puree the quinoa, banana and avocado in a blender.
Quinoa is incredibly nutritious and has a crunchy nutty flavor which the kids LOVE! Quinoa is awesome for the kids, its protein content ranges from 12-18%. One 3.5 ounce of serving has 14 grams of protein, and it contains all of the amino acids. It is widely available it most grocery stores now. Quinoa does take about 15 minutes to cook, but the beauty of it is that it stores well in the refrigerator for a week, so you can make a whole bunch and keep in the refrigerator for other meals.
Here’s the mash recipe:
1/2 cup quinoa grains
Almond Slivers (optional – if you are feeding this to an infant under the age of 1 year then leave this out)
1) Boil 1 cup of water and ½ cup of quinoa. Then cover the pot and simmer for about 12-15 minutes. Quinoa is done when it looks translucent and the germ of the seed makes a white ring around the outside of the grain.
2) Remove from the pot, take your desired quantity of quinoa, avocado and banana and mash it.