Kale is a superfood. One cup of kale contains all this
Vitamin A: 206% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA), Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA, Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA, Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA, Manganese: 26% of the RDA, Calcium: 9% of the RDA, Copper: 10% of the RDA, Potassium: 9% of the RDA, Magnesium: 6% of the RDA, etc..(1)
I am not sure how kale became a trendy food, it tastes awful raw, so leave it out of my salad. If you feel the same but would like to get all the nutritional benefits, skip the smoothy (it will just make it taste bad), make kale chips, they taste amazing!
AHP Spicy Kale Chips are light and crispy with a “strangely addictive” quality. They do not leave behind the aftertaste that seaweed brings. Kale chips are great for the whole family, they are my four-year-olds new favorite food!
AHP Spicy Kale Chips
15 – 20 minutes
- baking sheet
- salad spinner
- kale: 1 head
- grape seed oil: for drizzling
- sea salt: 1 t
- freshly ground pepper: 1/2 t
- cheyenne: 1/4 t
- Wash kale and let dry on towel or salad spinner.
- Pull the leafs from the stems.
- Tare into “chip sized” pieces.
- Make sure the kale is very dry you don’t want them to steam in the oven.
- Place and even layer of kale on the baking sheet.
- Drizzle grape seed oil and sprinkle sea salt, freshly ground pepper and cheyenne on the kale.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
(1) “Basic Report: 11270, Mustard Greens, Raw.” <i>Http://www.usda.gov</i>. United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2016. <http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3018>.