Morning Superfood Smoothie: Quick Win Wednesday

Start the day with a burst of energy with this fresh Superfood Smoothie.

What do you make with frozen spinach? Try this!

A strange feeling came over me as I drank this green smoothie concoction before lacing my shoes and slipping out the door for a 5:30 am run. As it went down, I felt like I was giving my body a shot of healthy adrenaline!

Turn Your Smoothies Green

Before now, I stayed away from adding green leafy vegetables to my smoothies. I didn’t think a smoothie made with kale and spinach would taste good – now I’m a believer!

Finding it tough to get your daily veggies? Blend this!

There’s something to be said about drinking spinach and kale first thing in the morning. It feels incredibly healthy!  Although, at 5:30 a.m. this smoothie looked as appetizing as munching on raw Brussels sprouts for breakfast. Thankfully it tastes better than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and goes down easy.

Freeze ginger to keep it fresh and easy to grate. Then use it to blend this!

In one glass you get the therapeutic immune boosting benefits of fresh ginger while the kale and spinach provide instant veggie victory for the day! 

What can you do with this frozen spinach nugget? Well, you could blend this!

The frozen spinach I purchased came in these convenient frozen nuggets. Perfect for smoothies and hard as a frickin’ rock. I wasn’t sure if my immersion blender could handle the task of blending it but as always I should have never doubted its abilities.

Blend the Night Before for an Instant Morning Boost

New to adding leafy vegetables to your smoothies? It’s time to get in on the action!

Begin the day with a burst of energy with this fresh Superfood Smoothie.

Grab the recipe below, blend the evening before, shake in the morning, and sip before heading out the door. A quick win before you even begin the day!

Are you blending smoothies with kale and spinach? This recipe shares how to make it tasty!

Printable Recipe


1 cup pineapple juice / $0.54
1/3 cup frozen kale / $0.27
2 tbsp (tightly packed) frozen spinach / $0.14
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger / $0.05
1/2 banana / $0.25
1 tsp liquid honey / $0.04


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

How to make Morning Superfood Smoothie from College Recipe Cafe

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Brent Garell testing the food at College Recipe CafeBrent Garell – Brent is the guy behind College Recipe Cafe, and author of The Cook-a-Palooza Experience.  He visits local colleges to teach students cooking 101 skills, and is the author of the digital cookbook 15-Minute Money Saving Meals for Students: Cup of Recipes for When You Need for NOW! Available now on Amazon.

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