Make your own dried hemp kale chips
Kale is currently in season. At the weekly market you get freshly harvested kale straight from the field. In this post I'll show you how to make your very own superfood snack using locally-grown kale
1. Remove the stem and cut the leaves into smaller pieces
The thickness of the leaves should be uniform, so it's best to remove all stems. A top tip is to pluck the leaves rather than cutting them so that the leaves do not oxidise when they are separated from the stem. The size of the leaves should be roughly the size of a chip (i.e not too small, but not huge either.)
2. Rinse your kale well with water.
Before you dehydrate them make sure they are fully dry and that the water has drained off them.
3. Make your dressing
You will need the following ingredients
Hulled hemp seeds
Put all the ingredients in a blender with a little water and then puree them into a sauce. Exactly how many of the ingredients you need depends on how much kale you have. I used the following amounts:
2 kg Kale
400 g geschälte Hanfsamen
30 g Nutritional yeast
2-3 Garlic cloves
15 g Salt
4. Pour your dressing over the kale.
Now pour the hulled hemp seeds sauce over the kale and massage it into the leaves.
Make sure you massage the sauce in thoroughly so that the kale can absorb it. The volume of kale should reduce by about a half as it starts to soak.
5. Ab ins Dörrgerät
The marinated kale leaves are now ready to go into the dehydrator. Spread the leaves out evenly on the tray and set the temperature at 42°C and leave the kale for no longer than 24 hours: you don't want to dry the chips for too long since you will start to lose some of the nutrients.
A tip for those who haven't got a dehydrator:
You can also use an oven: simply place the marinated kale leaves on baking trays and slide them in once the oven is at 50 ° C. Stick a wooden spoon between the door so that a slot remains open and the humidity can escape.
Your hemp seed kale chips are ready!
Congratulations for making your very own superfood. With locally-grown hemp seeds and organic kale you've struck nutrient gold! Get ready to enjoy a whole load of iron, magnesium, chlorophyll and various other vitamins.
The chips have a long shelf life and can be stored for several days in an airtight container. What a perfect snack!