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


  1. Those crackers look so tasty!!

  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!

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

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

  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!

    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!

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

  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.

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

  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:

    Thanks again for the great recipe!