Recipe: Super-Power Morning Smoothie

(Image credit: Sara Kate Gillingham)

Now and then, a girl needs a little magic to get through the day 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 that 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 needed to step the blended breakfast up a notch; I needed to call in the super-powers.

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 might still be moving a mile a minute, but on 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 might be.

77 Ratings

Super-Power Morning Smoothie



  • 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



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

Recipe Notes

This recipe was originally published in January 2013.