Delicious Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Julia Blanter

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?