Too Much Kale? Dehydrate it!

I have to admit that this is an experiment. So, I might need your help to give it a try as well and together we’ll see if this works….

First off, we all know that kale is good for us, right?

It’s often considered a “Super Food” because of it’s nutrition value. It has huge cancer-prevention properties and is known to lower cholesterol. It’s high in Vitamin A, C and K as well as phytonutrients.

It’s also very easy to grow.

Which is where I find myself…..I’ve got TOO MUCH KALE.

We often make kale chips and I’ve also blanched some and put it in the freezer to add to soups during the winter months. But, I thought I’d try something new and dehydrate it.

Instructions

First, I washed the kale and removed it from the tough stems and placed on my dehydrator. (I have THIS ONE, which works just great. But someday, I’d really, really like THIS cadillac of dehydrators).

on dehydrator

 

After it dehydrated (it only took about 1.5 hrs), this is what it looked like. (The next couple trays, I figured out I could overlap and layer a bit more). Be sure to dehydrate it until it’s nice and dry and crumbly.

 

dried kale

I then put it in my mini food processor (or you could use a big one) to grind it as fine as possible (see main picture above).

My plan is to sprinkle it into spaghetti/lasagna sauce or smoothies for some added nutrition.

Any other ideas of what I could add it to?

(please make suggestions in the comments section below!)

 

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-kale

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/drew-ramsey-md/health-benefits-kale_b_3529768.html

 

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