Kale is a nutrient-dense leafy green, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. No need to wait until dinner to add it into your diet! Here are 5 Slender Seven recipes that incorporate kale into your breakfast routine:

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Kale Overnight Oat Bowl

1 handful kale

½ cup oats

1 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 packet Truvia (honey, agave or dates as substitute)

1 banana

toppings: coconut, chia seeds, dried fruit, berries

 

Combine kale through banana in an immersion blender or food processor until smooth, then pour into a container and store in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, transfer to a bowl and add your choice of toppings. Makes 1 overnight oat bowl [Per serving: 237 calories, 28g carbs, 12g fat, 6g protein, 13g sugar].

 

KALE-COCONUT SMOOTHIE BOWL

1 frozen banana

1 cup kale

½ cup unsweetened coconut (or almond) milk

1 packet Truvia (or substitute honey, agave or dates)

1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut

handful Dang coconut chips

 

Combine frozen banana, kale, coconut milk and Truvia in a blender until creamy. Pour into a bowl and add coconut toppings. Makes 1 smoothie bowl [Per serving: 220 calories, 32g carbs, 8g fat, 4g protein, 16g sugar].

 

GREEN POWER SMOOTHIE

1 cup frozen mango

½ apple

1 cup kale

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon flax seed

1 tablespoon almond butter

cinnamon


Combine ingredients in a blender until creamy. Makes 1 serving [Per serving: 310 calories, 47g carbs, 14g fat, 9g protein, 31g sugar].

 

KALE-ACAI SMOOTHIE BOWL

1 packet Sambazon unsweetened frozen acai pulp

½ cup frozen pineapple

1 cup kale

1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons oats

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon bee pollen


Pulse the frozen fruit and kale in a food processor until creamy (if using a blender - add a bit of liquid to make it easier to blend). Scoop into a bowl and top with the coconut, oats, chia seeds and bee pollen. Makes 1 smoothie bowl [Per serving: 300 calories, 14g fat, 29g carbs, 9g protein, 10g sugar].

 

LEAN & GREEN SMOOTHIE

1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Fit Protein Powder

1 frozen banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup kale

½ cup spinach

1 packet Truvia


Combine the ingredients in a blender until creamy. Serves 1 [340 calories, 6g fat, 42g carbs, 11g fiber, 14g sugar, 31g protein].