Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I know that one big struggle in my life is trying to get enough greens into my diet… especially the really nutrient rich bitter tasting greens. It’s even harder getting kids to eat their share! Here is a really delicious recipe for sweet n’ salty raw kale chips. They are a wonderful healthy substitute for potato chips (I like them better), and they are crunchy! The kale is still raw with all of its enzymes in tact because it’s being dehydrated at temperatures below 115 degrees. Anything cooked or dehydrated at temps over 115 degrees are no longer raw, and all the enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes are so important because they help us digest our food.
SWEET PEPPER KALE CHIPS
2 bunches kale, stems removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup cashews
4 tablespoons nutritional yeast (this is so yummy on popcorn…tastes like cheese popcorn!)
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
As needed water
Place all ingredients except the kale into a blender. Process, using only enough water to achieve a thick cream.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the kale with blender mixture. Coat
evenly. Spread kale onto dehydrator trays. Dry at 105 degrees for 8-12 hours, until crisp.
Leave a comment and let me know how you liked this recipe!