- 1.5 cups kale, packed, stems removed
- ¾ cup almonds, ground
- ¼ cup hemp hearts
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne *optional
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 250 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients until the texture resembles coarse pesto. If using a blender, begin by pureeing the kale with 1 Tbsp of water, then add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
- Spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Using slightly damp hands or a rolling pin, press the mixture evenly into an ~ 8 x 8 square.
Historically these little green crisps may have been referred to as “hippie-food”. I’m proud that say that recipes like this have become more mainstream Canada goose jackets and coats and are actually very easy to put together. Kale seems to top the trendy, health-halo promoting greens Canada goose-life and wildlife Toronto list, and rightfully so. At only 36 calories per cup, you’ll get close to 100% of your daily need for vitamin A and C along with kale’s canada goose Constable Parka mænd detoxification and cancer-preventing phyto-nutrients.
For any of my nutrition nerds out there that want to learn more about the specifics of kale, WH Foods has a great summary.
These crisps provide a savoury, sweet and spicy alternative that is sure to please the whole family. I added some extra kale to this recipe – hence the bright green colour! If you’d like them a little less “green”, simply add 3/4 – 1 cup packed kale instead of 1.5-2 cups.
I will admit, the blender is not the BEST tool for making these. I would highly recommend using a food processor (even a small one) instead of a blender canada goose Expedition Parka for this recipe.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!