This nutritious Kiwi Puree is great for babies, but its delicious taste also makes it a perfect addition to pancakes, desserts, yogurt and more.
No cook purees are perfect for when you need to whip up something quickly. If you have some ripe kiwis then you can make this puree in minutes.
Looking for some other no-cook, super quick, purees? Why not try avocado puree, banana puree, blueberry puree, raspberry puree and mango puree.
Reasons to Love this Puree
- Quick & Easy: No cooking require, just peel, chop and blend.
- Nutritious: Kiwis are a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre that helps with digestions and supports the growth of healthy gut bacteria. It also contains vitamin C & E that boost the immune system and help with cell growth and repair.
- Tasty: The natural sweetness of ripe kiwifruit makes a very tasty puree.
- Texture: The tiny crunchy seeds provides as opportunity to introduce a different texture to your baby which is just as important as introducing new flavours.
To make kiwi puree all you need is ripe kiwifruit, either gold or green, depending on what is available or the desired taste.
Green kiwis (the ones with the fuzzy brown skin) will produce a tangy-sweet puree with a vibrant green colour. Gold kiwis, which have smooth hairless skin, will create a more tropical-sweet puree, golden in colour. Combining the two is also an option.
For the best flavour and texture, select kiwis that are slightly soft to the touch but not overly squishy. They should also be sweetly fragrant.
Step by Step Instructions
- Peel the kiwi, discard the skin and slice.
- Add to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Make sure you use ripe kiwis, this will not only make the puree taste better but they are also easier to blend.
- Blending a small amount of kiwi puree is easy with a small blender cup, but depending on the size of your blender, you may need to add more kiwi to get it to blend properly. If you are making the puree for a baby you could also consider adding a small amount of breastmilk or formula to help it blend more easily.
- Be careful not to over-blend the puree, as this can break down the kiwi seeds and lead to the puree having a sandy texture, bitter taste and losing its vibrant green colour.
Ways to Use Kiwi Puree
- Served as a baby puree, alone or mixed with other purees
- Swirled through yogurt or cottage cheese
- For topping oatmeal or porridge
- As a pancake, waffle or ice-cream sauce
- Added to smoothies, mock-tails or cocktails
- Refrigerate: Place in an airtight container and store for up to two days.
- Freezer: Pour the puree into ice-cube trays and freeze until solid. (Flexible ice cube trays work best as it is easier to pop out the frozen cubes.) Once they’re fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place the frozen cubes into a freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. Freeze for up to 2 months.
Read more about storing baby food.
Kiwi puree mixes well with most fruit purees. It goes particularly well with banana puree, papaya puree, strawberry puree, mango puree, raspberry puree or blueberry puree.
If your puree tastes too tart, it is possible that you used underripe kiwis, which tend to taste more sour.
For babies, try serving the puree as is and see how they like it, or try mixing it with another fruit such as banana to mellow out the flavour.
For older children/adults, you could try adding a small amount of sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, to balance out the tartness to your liking.
You can serve kiwi puree from 6 months. However because it is acidic and contains actinidin, it can cause a rash around the mouth and worsen nappy (diaper) rashes. To minimise these reactions use fully ripe kiwi, make sure you do not over-blend and serve in moderation or mixed with other foods.
Kiwi is a known allergenic food and the number of reported allergies to kiwi is on the rise. Reactions can range from mild to severe. Start by introducing small amounts and talk to your health care provider if you have a family history of food allergens.
Yes. The small seeds of kiwi fruit are completely edible and there is no need to remove them when making kiwi puree or any other recipes featuring kiwi.
Kiwi is an excellent source of fiber, polyphenols, and actinidin, which promote overall digestive health and regularity.
It is important to consult with your pediatric healthcare provider if you have concerns about your baby's pooping and digestive function as every baby's pattern can differ.
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- 1 blender or food processor
- 2 kiwi fruit
- Top, tail and peel the kiwi. Slice or chop into pieces.
- Add the kiwi to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Depending on your blender, the puree may be difficult to blend if there is not enough kiwi. Adding more should make it easier to blend. Alternatively, for a baby, you can try adding a small amount of breast milk or formula.
- Be careful not to over-blend the puree, as this can break down the kiwi seeds and lead to the puree having a sandy texture, bitter taste and losing its vibrant colour.
- To store, pour the puree into ice-cube trays and freeze until solid. Once they’re fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place the frozen cubes into a freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. Freeze for up to 2 months.
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