Kale Coffee Cayenne Smoothie

Posted on by Jennie

Check out Love Creative’s blog today, where this recipe is cross-posted for our friend Amanda while she’s off getting married!

I am so happy to be blogging for Amanda while she’s off getting married! For my guest post, I wanted to do something that I do a lot, with a new twist, so I settled on a smoothie recipe.

You might be thinking that this recipe sounds crazy. But let me tell you, after you’ve worked out for the afternoon and you’re craving a snack before dinner, this is the perfect smoothie that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of earthy. Plus, it comes together in a second which is great when you’ve been working out and need a little boost!

Kale Coffee Cayenne Smoothie | Garlic, My Soul

Here’s your lineup: kale, strawberries, applesauce, a lemon, cayenne pepper, milk, and coffee syrup. I KNOW it sounds like the weirdest thing, but I promise it’s awesome.

Kale Coffee Cayenne Smoothie | Garlic, My Soul

So here’s what you do: mix two handfuls of kale, a dash of cayenne pepper, the juice of half a lemon, about 8 strawberries, two tablespoons of coffee syrup, a half a cup of milk, and half a cup of applesauce in your blender. Mix well.

I have decided after making this that I definitely need a new blender, because my kale just doesn’t want to get smooth. So mine had bits in it, but yours won’t, if you have a better blender than I do. In which case, can you please make me this smoothie and I’ll be right over?

Kale Coffee Cayenne Smoothie | Garlic, My SoulHere’s an easy to read recipe:

2 handfuls kale
8-10 strawberries
2 tbsp coffee syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash cayenne pepper

What is your go-to smoothie recipe – is it veggie heavy, or full of fruits?




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    • Jennie

      Anna – good question. This is how you do it – you are going to brew three batches of coffee. Use fresh grounds every time, but reuse the coffee that you brew as your water for the next batch. When you’re done, use the super concentrated coffee to create a simple syrup in a 2:1 ratio. 2 parts coffee to 1 part sugar.