Ayurvedic baby food recipes (+ free shopping list)

Ayurveda is a traditional Eastern system of medicine, which is based on the idea that the proper diet helps to balance the body and ensure good health.  In Ayurveda, it is believed that every baby is born with 1 of 3 different types of Ayurvedic makeup (aka "dosha"). Each dosha (pronounced doe-shah) requires different types of food to keep them happy and healthy. 

Below is a list of recommended baby food recipes by dosha type. If you don't know your baby's dosha type, click here to determine your baby's dosha type first. 

Please note that these are just suggestions.  If you want to make your own food combos, check out the full list below of what foods are best by dosha type so you can mix and match and make your own baby food recipes. 


The Vata Baby:

  • Fruit: avocados, bananas, blueberries
  • Veggies: carrots, green beans, sweet peas, sweet potatoes
  • Grains: brown rice, oatmeal
    • 1 banana + 1 cup blueberries + 1/2 avocado
    • 3 bananas + 2/3 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup green beans
    • 3 bananas + 2 cups cooked brown rice + 2 tsps cinnamon
    • 1/2 banana roasted + 1/2 cup blueberries roasted + 1/2 cup oatmeal
    • 1/3 cup carrots + 1 cup sweet potatoes + 1/4 cup brown rice + water
    • 1 cup sweet peas + 1 cup green beans + 2 avocados
    • 1 cup sweet peas + 1 cup sweet potatoes

      The Pitta Baby:

      • Fruit: apples, avocados, bananas, blueberries, butternut squash
      • Veggies: green beans, kale, sweet peas, sweet potatoes
      • Grains: oatmeal
        • 1 apple + 1 banana + 1 whole butternut squash
        • 2 apples + 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
        • 4 apples + 1/2 cup kale (fresh or frozen)
        • 1 apple + 1 sweet potato (peeled & steamed) + 3/4 cup water
        • 1 banana + 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked
        • 1 banana + 1/2 cup blueberries + 1/2 avocado + (optional) 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked
        • 2 cup sweet peas + 1 cup green beans + 1/2 avocado
        • 1 whole sweet potato + 2 cups oatmeal (cooked)

      The Kapha Baby:

      • Fruit: apples, pears
      • Veggies: cauliflower, kale, sweet potatoes
      • Grains: brown rice, oatmeal
        • 4 apples + 1/2 cup kale (fresh or frozen)
        • 1 apple + 1 sweet potato (peeled & steamed) + 3/4 cup water
        • 1 apple + 1 pear + pinch of cinnamon + (optional) 1.5 cups oatmeal
        • 1/2 apple + 1 cup brown rice (cooked)
        • 2 pears + 1 cup oatmeal (cooked)
        • 1/2 lb cauliflower + 1 apple
        • 1/2 lb cauliflower + 1 pear
        • 1 sweet potato + 1 cup kale
        • 1 whole sweet potato + 2 cups brown rice (cooked)


      Note: Try to limit or avoid the foods that aren't good for your baby's dosha. Eating those foods can lead to gas, constipation, and overall fussiness.

      Vata Pitta Kapha
      apples x x
      apricot x x
      asparagus x x
      avocado x x
      bananas x x
      basmati rice x x
      beets x x
      black beans x x
      blueberry (blueberries) x x
      broccoli x x
      brown rice x x
      butternut squash x x
      carrot x x
      cherries x x
      chicken x x
      cinnamon x x
      corn x
      cranberry x x
      cumin x x
      curry x x
      grapes x x
      green beans x x x
      kale x x
      kiwi x
      mango x
      millet x
      oatmeal x x
      orange x x
      papaya x
      peaches x
      pears x x
      peas x x
      pineapple x
      plums x
      pomegranate x x
      prunes x x
      pumpkin x
      quinoa x x x
      raspberry (raspberries) x x
      rice x x
      strawberry (strawberries) x x x
      sweet potato x x x
      wheat x x
      zucchini x x




      Reviews (2 comments)

      • Pooters Diapers On

        @Cornelia – thanks for the note. I’ve update the blog post to include more details on the recipes. Hope that helps!

      • Cornelia On

        There is no method to the recipes, just ingredients, what exactly do you do with the rice or sweet potatoes or oats in relation to the fruit?

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