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DIY•Superbowl Sunday Kale Chips

AVDHere is a great kale chips recipe that is sure to please your friend this Superbowl Sunday. I would like to thank Erika from A Little Insanity for this pretty awesome recipe. When everyone else is showing up at your next get together with greasy chicken wings, pigs in a blanket, nachos and french fries, you can shine with an offering that says “Yeah, I rock!”

My only disclaimer is that this is a high fat snack. Sure its all veg and tasty, but I wouldn’t recommend this as a daily treat because my guess is that this snack is probably 70% fat. They taste so good you’ll want to chomp on these as a mid day snack all the time. But for every now and then, this is a much better option than most store bought party snacks. Ok, lets try and make this as simple as possible. You will mix your ingredients in your Vitamix or blender, coat about 3 heads of  kale with the mix and then place in your dehydrator for 24 hours at 115.

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To begin, soak the following ingredients for an hour in a bowl with about 1 1/2 cups of filtered water:

  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cups sesame seeds
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 pitted dates

While they are soaking begin mixing in your blender the following ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 of a sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Braggs Liguid Aminos
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Add your soaked ingredients with the water to the blender as well and blend thoroughly.

Add

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup of nutritional yeast

Blend some more and add extra water if necessary to get a creamy consistency. The nutritional yeast will thicken the mix pretty fast.

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Strip the kale leaves from the vein and tear into small pieces. In a bowl add some mix and kale leaves and coat them thoroughly, then move them over to the dehydrator using teflex sheets. If you don’t have teflex sheets, then just put the coated kaleleaves onto the grates directly. It should work just as fine and nobody gets hurt. You might want to check your dehyrating time without the sheets because they might be done a bit sooner. Better air flow means faster drying times.

Dehydrate for 1 hour at 125, then 24 hours at 115. Check the kale chips at around 20 hours to see if they are done.

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Bammmmm….enjoy!