Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Kale Powder

The other day, I was putting together my grocery shopping list and scrolling through my pinned recipes for some ideas. 
I came across a long lost pin on how to make kale powder and thought I would give it a try. 
It seemed simple enough, especially for how beneficial it could be. 
I'm really *really* bad at making sure I eat enough vegetables so hopefully this'll give my health a boost. 
This powder can be added to all sorts of things like smoothies, soups, sauces, pasta, scrambles eggs, etc.

Rinse and pat dry your kale leaves. 
You're also supposed to remove the leafy parts from the stalk.
.....I however read over this step. 
So yea do that so your leaves will dry better. 

 You can use a dehydrator to dry out your leaves, or if like me you don't have one, you can just use your oven.
Arrange 'em all on a cookie sheet.
Make sure they don't overlap- this also helps them dry better. 
Turn oven on to it's lowest setting and bake leaves for 20-40 minutes. 
This is where a dehydrator would be nice because in an oven the leaves can 
burn easily if you don't keep checking on them after those first 20 minutes. 

Pull them out when the kale is nice and crispy all over....


.... then sweep it all into a food processor.  

Process for about 3 minutes or until it's all a nice powder.
Store in an air tight container. 

Obviously one bunch of kale doesn't make a whole lot. 
I'm considering it a sample size

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! I've never seen this before! I like it because it will keep my kale from going bad if I don't use it in time! Thanks for the tip!