You can create high quality purées for a hungry baby with any KitchenAid blender. Whizz up baby food in a flash, as well as soups, smoothies sauces, dips and recipe bases.
The Diamond blender comes in 6 colours with a sturdy die-cast metal base. Its patented diamond-shaped BPA-free jar creates a powerful vortex to quickly stir, chop, mix and crush ingredients for healthy food.
Some purées can be made with raw food, like bananas. Simply fork or blend a ripe banana with a little milk or water.Other purées like sweet potato, butternut squash or apple need to be cooked - either steamed, baked, roasted or boiled until soft. Add a little water to help the blending process and create the texture you're looking for.
The purée should be perfectly smooth when the baby is first introduced to solid food at around 6 months old and then you can gradually have a slightly lumpier texture when they're between 7 and 9 months. Most fruits, vegetables, meats, pulses and fish can be blended so try some imaginative combinations.
It's a good idea to choose organic food if you can. Organic food is better for all of us, because it's produced with stricter environmental standards and without exposure to chemicals, petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics.
Organic meat and dairy products come from livestock reared and housed in a spacious environment with access to roam outdoors and organic feed - which means they tend to be leaner and healthier, with less fat. Similarly, organic fruit and vegetables are highly nutritious as they're grown with natural methods in healthy soil.
Steaming is supreme! When you steam food ready for your baby food blender, you retain more of the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes), as well as the beautiful colours and the taste. It also removes the need for any oil and fat, giving you light and healthy meals. There's less mess and you don't have to worry about burning or overcooking.