Recipe: Chocolate Kale Chips

This recipe is my contribution to Movember – say what?

Movember (www.movember.com) is all about mens health in terms of prostate and testicle cancer – and kale is an excellent food to boost your health, reduce chances of disease and also nourish you back to health faster if necessary:

Kale contains over 45 antioxidants, the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin A, C and K, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium and potassium – and some of that in far larger quantities than you’ll find in most other veggies.

Kale delivers 4 times more magnesium and calcium than Brussels sprouts; more Vitamin C than carrots or spinach, and it contains more folate than broccoli (source: McCance and Widdowson’s ‘The Composition of Foods).

Kale is also full of fiber, thus supports your digestion, and it also helps detox and promote optimal liver function.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of dinosaur kale

1.5 TBSP cold pressed olive oil

2 TBSP raw cacao

1 TBSP agave or maple syrup

1 pinch of sea salt

Preparation:

Wash kale, pat dry with a kitchen towel.

Tear leaves off the stems, and rip very large pieces into two.

Place in a bowl, add oil, sweetener, cacao and sea salt.

Mix together with your hands, until all kale is covered.

Place on dehydrator trays or baking trays.

Either dehydrate at 42 degrees (108 F) for around 6 hours or until crisp, or bake in your oven at lowest temperature (usually 70 degrees Celsius / 158 F) for 10-15 minutes or until crisp.

Store in an airtight glass container for up to 1 month.

VARIATIONS

1. Orange Cinnamon Chocolate Kale Chips

ingredients as above, plus:

zest of 1/2 orange

1/2 tsp cinnamon

optional: juice of 1/4 orange or a few drops essential orange oil

 

2. Coco Choco Kale Chips

ingredients as above, plus:

1/2 cup coconut flakes

You prefer spicy Kale Chips? try this recipe!

 

Have you tried kale chips before? What is your favorite flavour?
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