Before you tell me to stop putting kale in everything (ha!) you must give this recipe a try! I was skeptical when I made it the first time, but it is surprisingly delicious. I think I made this coffee smoothie, like, three times in one week it was so good. You can’t taste the banana and kale at all, probably because the flavor of the coffee and vanilla extract off-set it just enough. It just sort of makes it taste like a lightly sweetened coffee drink (but a million times better for you!).
I’m the only coffee drinker at our house and I’ll often have a tiny bit left in the pot every day. If you’re like me, just collect the remaining bit of coffee in a tupperware container or jar for a few days and you’ll have enough for a coffee smoothie soon enough. Of course, you can always just brew a pot of coffee, let it cool to room temperature, and chill it overnight, too.
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup kale
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!