Mashing Avocadoes

Jack_Jack_AvocadoMy baby has always enjoyed eating avocadoes since the first time he tasted it. He would eat it as plain avocado – no need to mix anything.

Buying them, however, has always been the tricky part. You’d need to be able to choose the one that is not too veiny. Otherwise, mashing them would be a difficult task since you’d need to remove the veins as well.

Last week, I got a lot of avocadoes from the market. Most of them are veiny to my disappointment. As this requires more work, I tried to find out an easier way to mash the avocadoes and get rid of the veins as well.

Here are the steps:

  1. Cut and de-pit the avocado. (I skipped the peeling. How come most instructions I find say peel and de-pit? Cutting is easier!)
  2. Scoop out the meat.
  3. Put the meat in a durable metal strainer. Plastic strainers wouldn’t do the job.
  4. I’d prefer a durable metal strainer because you’d need to push the avocadoes through it. Some of the small veins might get through the strainer but they’d be smaller after passing throught the strainer.
  5. You can mix it with milk or any fruit of your choice. I sometimes use bananas.
  6. Feed baby.

Now, isn’t that easier than picking each of the veins out of the avocado meat?

You may also use a blender but then I noticed that avocadoes become too watery from this. I still want my baby to bite into some bits of avocado meat. Also, I don’t want him to eat all of the veins.

Now, isn’t that easier?


The Lazy Mama

I'm a WAHM, Struggling Wifey, Breastfeeding Advocate and Belly Dancer. The Lazy Mama always finds the easiest and most efficient ways to do mama stuff.

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