The (Healthy) Coffee Smoothie

Get energized and revitalized with this simple shake recipe

By Alexis—Many of you who watched Steph's video about goal setting had a question for us: what the heck was that smoothie she was making? We asked Steph to share with us her favourite morning smoothie that fuels her through her multi-workout pursuits.

*Editor's note: The recipe below is Steph's morning smoothie, not the one shown actually shown in the video. The video smoothie is her afternoon concoction: it just adds strawberries and beets to this recipe and doesn't have coffee!

Also: brutal honesty, I'm not a "smoothie person," and I thought this sounded gross when I read the ingredients. However, in the name of journalistic integrity I thought I should try this puppy...lo and behold, I was pleasantly surprised both by the taste and how much energy I got after drinking it. 

Steph's Morning Glory Smoothie
1.5 cups of coffee (Steph likes hers Bodum-pressed...I'm inclined to agree)
1 frozen banana
1 head of kale
bee pollen (wondering where to find this? Check out your local health-food store...this stuff has amazing benefits)
2 tablespoons of almond butter

Place all ingredients in blender (Steph is obsessed with her VitaMix—even stubborn kale stalks get pulverized instantly) and pulse for 30 seconds. Serve in glass jar and enjoy immediately for maximum freshness.

As a coffee obsesseur I must say mixing my Americano with almond butter seems like sacrilege, but it's good to step outside of one's comfort zone—and I have to admit, it tasted pretty good. Do you put any unusual items in your morning smoothies? Let us know what you think!

This story originally appeared on the lululemon blog