Thursday, August 14, 2014


I don't think this leafy green needs an introduction as it has officially become one of the world's superfoods (you can read more here). Apparently even more beneficial when steamed for 5 minutes but advised also raw. This is a healthy stand-in for potato chips when cooked in the oven and some of my friends who have kids say it is a great success. Tried it out myself today and it was highly approved :)

So you just take kale leaves, wash them, then remove the thick rib in the center tearing leaves into small pieces. Stems are very hard therefore not to be used. Same thing applies when making a smoothie. Then just put kale leaves in a big bowl, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and mix them for a while so that all the leafy parts get oily. Spread them evenly on baking pans covered with baking paper.

Preheat the oven at 140 C and put those beauties in for around 12-15 min. Some say 7-10 min, but mine came out pretty raw still. Just watch out not to burn them. And that's it! Your healthy snack is ready! There are some variations, some put cheese on instead of salt, some add lemon or lime juice on the top. That's up to you and your taste buds.

You get much more out of that bowl than this though. Sneaky fingers :)

Then another yummy thing to make is a smoothie. I did one with:
  •  two handfuls of kale leaves (removing the rib in the center)
  • one avocado
  • two nectarines
  • glass of water
  • a splash of almond milk
  • little bit of lemon juice
It's good to taste it after adding each ingredient to see what other taste you want to add or strengthen. It made 4 delicious servings.

Enjoy! Stay healthy and be inspired!

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