Greens, Grapes and Granola Breakfast Salad

Trade your blender and straw for a bowl and fork. A green smoothie is the perfect breakfast for someone on the go, but you can enjoy all the same fruits, vegetables and nutrients at your leisure in a salad inspired by the drink. There's more vitamin C, too, since it can be depleted by the heat and agitation of your blender. Pair the salad with a mug of green tea, and you'll have an antioxidant-rich breakfast!
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 30 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

1 small head kale, stemmed and torn into bite-size pieces, or 8 cups baby kale

2 limes

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, optional

1 teaspoon honey

1 heart of romaine, cut into bite-size pieces

2 Granny Smith apples, cut into bite-size pieces

1 cup green grapes, halved lengthwise

1/2 cup of your favorite granola

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  1. Put the kale in a large bowl, add the juice of 1 lime and a large pinch of salt, and rub the juice and salt into the kale with your hands. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight to tenderize.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a microwave-safe small bowl in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between. Whisk the oil with the yogurt, 1/2 the zest and all the juice of the remaining lime, 2 tablespoons water, vinegar, flaxseeds if using, honey and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  3. Add the romaine, apples, grapes, granola and parsley to the bowl of kale. Toss with the dressing to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed. Divide among 4 serving bowls, and serve.
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