Kickin’ Kale Smoothie

kale smoothie

Don’t let the humble green deceive you. This kale smoothie is packed with a punch!

Start with your typical kale smoothie ingredients:

  • Raw Kale, torn off stem
  • Coconut Milk or Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • Banana
  • Ice

And then add your secret metabolism boosters. Hint: SPICE RACK!

  • ground Cinnamon
  • ground Cayenne Pepper
  • fresh Ginger

Don’t be shy. Add a tablespoon of the Cinnamon, and several more dashes of the cayenne and a a few thin slices of ginger (ground ginger works too).

Blend.

Pour into a glass, sip, and wait for the kick!

You are now fueled for a kick ass day. 

The cinnamon and other intense spices boost your metabolism, find out why here. Go ahead and experiment with other spices in your cupboard too … you might find the cumin and curry are not just for Asian dishes! Try it and see. There’s a world of flavor out there. If you’re anything like me then you will soon find it hard to live a life without spice!

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Smoothie with Peach, Nectarine, Kale, Banana, and Almonds

More kale, more healthy satisfaction!

Kale Smoothie

This recipe makes two cups at approximately 187.5 calories per serving.  Like my other smoothies, you could drink the whole all of it for a total of 375 calories to kick start your day, or divide the smoothie into two and share it as a snack.

Kale Smoothie

What you need

  • 1 ripe nectarine
  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup kale (I use 3 stalks)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 5 almonds, cut lengthwise

Blend and enjoy!  Keep pulsing until the fruit and kale is small enough to blend smoothly, it should take about 2 minutes.

I cut up the almonds and placed them in a star on top of the drink as decoration.  Almonds are a strong nut packed with power, a hearty decor for the healthy drink of choice!

Kale Smoothie, almonds cut into slivers and placed into star | itsaLisa.com

Nutrition facts retrieved from MyPlate at livestrong.com

kale almond nutrition facts

Enjoy and stay in touch for more healthy recipe ideas!

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