Think of this superfood smoothie recipe from Amy Crawford, holistic health and wellness practitioner, and founder of The Holistic Ingredient, as the ‘any time of day smoothie’ – a healthy smoothie that’s packed with essential nutrients and tastes divine! It’s creamy from the avocado and is such a gorgeous shade of green – plus it also makes a fantastic dessert swap, just use less milk for a pudding-like consistency.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice), more if you like a runnier consistency
2 big handfuls of organic English or baby spinach
1/4 avocado
A few sprigs of parsley
1 scoop of pure whey protein or a raw egg
1 heaped tablespoon five:am natural no added sugar or Greek Style yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
1 dessertspoon chia seeds
1 heaped teaspoon maca powder
1 small piece of fresh ginger and turmeric (2cm piece)
2 teaspoons maple syrup, raw honey or sweetener to taste


1. Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend until really smooth and creamy. Pour (or scoop!) into a glass or cup and sprinkle with whatever your heart desires, like goji berries, granola or seeds.

Tip: If you can, leave it for 15-20 minutes prior to eating to allow the chia seeds to soften.

What’s your favourite smoothie recipe?