Recipe: Super-Power Morning Smoothie

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Now and then, a girl needs a little magic to get through and fly above it all. I have a couple of pretty gigantic projects going on right now, and while moving a mile a minute isn't my preferred way to live, it's been a reality. At times, I move so fast, I forget to eat and I get clumsy and frantic. That'll knock the wind right out of a lady's magic fairy wings. To make sure I stay on top of it all, I need a nourishing and energizing breakfast.

For years, the smoothie routine was yogurt, orange juice, and frozen fruit. But recently, I realized my morning meal wasn't delivering what I needed to make it through these whiz-bang days. I like the blended breakfast, but I needed to step it up a notch. I needed to call in the superpowers.

So I did a smoothie revamp. I added greens for vitamins, almond butter for protein, coconut water for hydration, flax oil and cinnamon for purported health benefits, and a frozen banana to make it feel decadent. I may still be moving a mile a minute, but the days when I have my Super-Power Morning Smoothie, I feel balanced and graceful while I'm at it.

May your days be productive and peaceful, and may you bring great energy and magic to whatever your work may be.

Superpower Morning Smoothie

Serves 1

1 large handful roughly chopped kale, spinach, collards, or a combination
1 frozen peeled banana, cut into several pieces
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flax oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely uniform in color and all the bits of green are pulverized. Serve immediately.

This recipe was originally published in January 2013.

Per serving, based on 1 servings. (% daily value)
32.8 g (50.5%)
3 g (14.8%)
0.1 g
47.3 g (15.8%)
10.3 g (41.2%)
24.4 g
10.8 g (21.6%)
279.3 mg (11.6%)

(Image credits: Sara Kate Gillingham)