Zainab Jagot Ahmed's Recipe of the Week | My Baba

Banana & Blueberry Raita (V) – 7 months plus

A delicious, naturally sweet, fresh fruit raita chock-full with amazing health benefits for your little one.

  • SuperFoods included: banana, blueberries, yogurt
  • SuperSpices included: ground ginger

Yogurt is calcium-rich and probiotic, necessary for a healthy gut and immune system. The potassium (found in bananas) works efficiently to aid calcium absorption, leading to strong teeth and bones for baby. The blueberries add an extra boost of vitamin C (for healthy immune system) and vitamin K (for healing cuts and grazes), and the ginger is wonderful for digestion.

Total preparation time: 3-4mins, makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 banana – peeled, sliced
  • Handful of blueberries – fresh, washed, halved                                   
  • 2-3 tbsp plain unsweetened yogurt                                   
  • Sprinkle of ground ginger

Method

  • Place the banana and blueberries in a bowl, spoon in the yogurt and sprinkle over the ginger.
  • Mash the fruit with a spoon to create soft lumps for baby, and stir. The yogurt will change colour from white to a very subtle shade of purple courtesy of the blueberries. Serve to baby as a dessert, or a healthy between meals snack.

Recipe from Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook

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About The Author

Zainab Jagot Ahmed

Zainab Jagot Ahmed is a first-time mum and author of the UK's first Indian baby food cookbook, ‘Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook'. Prior to becoming a mummy, Zainab worked in marketing for almost 10 years in the fashion, entertainment and retail industries. However, after the birth of her daughter felt inspired to turn her attention to cooking delicious, nutritious home-made baby food. As she began the weaning process, she was keen to introduce Asian flavours early to both broaden her daughter's palate, and to introduce her to her culinary heritage. However, unable to find any baby and toddler cookbooks with Asian or Asian influenced recipes, was inspired to invent her own recipes. Soon friends were asking for them too. After a year spent researching spices, dietary recommendations and various superfoods, Zainab decided to put her research and recipes to good use by writing her own Indian baby food cookbook, giving everyone the chance to try them at home.

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