I like to use the bags of frozen fruit you can easily get in the supermarket – they’re so convenient, and a bit of a staple in the Oliver household. I use unsweetened almond milk in my smoothies, but you can use regular milk, or fresh juice (but bear in mind it will be sweeter), if you prefer. You can add all sorts of delicious extras to these smoothies: vanilla is really nice in the berry smoothie, and fresh ginger is fantastic in the mango, passion fruit and mint version.
Add all the ingredients to a blender (removing any herb stalks first), fasten the lid and whiz until nice and smooth – you might need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides to help it along. Pour into cups, then serve. At this point you could pour the mixture into ice-lolly moulds and freeze them – they’re always a big hit with my kids.
Tricks & tips: For baby, serve for pudding with an extra spoon of yoghurt. For more information on stages of complimentary feeding, click here.