You put the kale in the coconut and blend it all up!

That’s how it goes right?

This is one of my favorite kind of recipes, the kind where you don’t use measuring cups or spoons, you just throw in a little of this and a little of that. It’s got all the good stuff you need: protein from the milk and almonds, healthy fat from the avocado and almonds, complex carbs from the banana and tons of much-needed nutrients from the kale. Adding in the shredded coconut lends a little sweetness without adding tons of added sugar. Skip the oatmeal breakfast cookie loaded with processed crap disguised to look nutritious and start your day with this instead– it might take an extra 47 seconds, but it’ll be worth it.

Coconut Kale Smoothie

Handful of kale
Pinch of shredded coconut
Pinch of sliced almonds
1/4 avocado
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or your milk of choice)
2 ice cubes
Optional: 1 scoop protein powder. My favorite right now is Naked Nutrition’s Goat Whey

1. Mix all ingredients together in blender or food processor and blend until smooth-ie.

Made without refined sugar, these breakfast bars are full of fiber and protein to get you through your busy morning, or a perfect recovery snack after a great workout.

About the author: Megan Poczekaj, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, FL. She owns the private practice, Nutrition Awareness, where she teaches other entrepreneurs how to maximize their productivity and performance with nutrition. She is the author of the book The Optimized Life: A Nutrition Guide for Entrepreneurs and co-host of the Nutrition Awareness Podcast.