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Pear-Pumpkin Smoothie for Baby

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Given my adoration of pumpkin, it was only a matter of time before I introduced the nutrient-packed squash to Lily.

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Now, not even I – a self-professed pumpkin fiend – particularly like the taste of plain pumpkin puree, and I was pretty sure Lily wouldn’t either; so I combined it with a ripe juicy pear and rich creamy yogurt for this smoothie. Pears are her current favorite food, which is great because not only are they in season, but they also keep babies’ digestive systems moving regularly… and sometimes they need a little help in that department when they are starting on solids.

Ok, enough talk about that.

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I poured about half of the smoothie mixture into one of these reusable food pouches and Lily chugged the entire thing in a matter of minutes.

Since then, she’s enjoyed one of these smoothies every day.

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I’d declare it a success!

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Pear-Pumpkin Smoothie for Baby

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: breakfast snack vegetarian fall

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1 medium-sized ripe pear, preferably organic, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

Instructions

Place chopped pear, yogurt, and pumpkin puree in a food processor or blender. Process/blend until smooth and creamy.

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