Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seedy Kale Crackers + Smoothies

Good morrow readers! Today we are celebrating kale! And all it's wonders...Particularly how nicely it bakes into a cracker. We are big kale chip fans, but a small bag cost 7-8 bucks! That's just cookoo head! So here's a recipe for super quick and easy kale "crackers" that will make you laugh in the face of those 7.99$ kale chips at the health food store.

What you need is:

6 leaves of dino/black kale (or whichever type you have on hand)
2/3 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp curry powder
A piece of dulse (optional)
A sprinkle of sea salt (around a 1/4 tsp)

Grind up the kale thoroughly in the food processor first and then add in the rest of the ingredients. Spread out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and cut into little crackers. Bake in a 250F oven for 40-45 minutes. You're done!

Crispy kales!




























On another note, here's some random food photos:

Grapefruit-Pear smoothie: Frozen grapefruit, pear, vanilla brown rice protein, frozen banana, roasted maca

I know what you're thinking...what in the heck! It's our attempt at recreating the "M-bar" which is an oat+molasses based bar that we love! Too much molasses though...must recreate again.

Blueberry-raspberry smoothie

11 comments:

  1. Those crackers look so tasty!!

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  2. i have yet to try making my own crackers! these look so healthy and flavorful. love the dulse here. seaweed is so good! hope you are having a great day!

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  3. You can also add some ground flaxseeds and/or some chia seeds to boost the nutritional value of your smoothie!
    Peace
    Mike

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  4. those crackers look delicious.. i'd eat savory crackers anyday over sugary treats.. need to make more crakers!

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  5. Is there any liquid in the cracker recipe? I want to try to create it but am having a hard time envisioning how it would cracker-ize -- I guess I'll have to experiment and play and see -- they look AMAZING!

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    1. no there isn't actually! That's why I wrote in the directions to blend up the kale first so it releases juices and gets all wet and then add in the rest. It should grind up quite nicely!

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  6. I love the color of that smoothie! Great! Those kale pieces look great too!

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  7. I just made these and they taste fantastic! I'm definitely going to be making them again as soon as i buy some more kale. I'm thinking about adding some chia seeds next time too.

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  8. Making these NOW! I'm going to use my dehydrator; any idea how long?

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  9. i haven't had a chance to make these yet but those cracker look awesome! I've included you in a round up of the 25 tastiest kale recipes I could find on the interwebs. It lives here: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/02/25-great-ways-to-eat-kale.html

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

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