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Recipe: Kale Chips

I have a bit of an issue with kale chips that you buy at the store. They are yummy, I’ll give them that, but they can cost up to $7 for just a few ounces. You can get the same flavor using natural ingredients like shallots and cashews. And if you’re on a candida cleanse or just don’t like yeast in your diet, this recipe is perfect for you.

Kale Chips

  • 1 large bunch of curly kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup dry raw cashews or dry raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed
  • 1/2 a large shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
Add-In Options
  • Spirulina
  • Mustard seed
  • Cumin
  • Chipotle pepper

Add nuts or seeds, bell pepper, shallot, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and water to a Vitamix blender. Blend until creamy. Using your hands, massage the mixture into the kale. Transfer coated kale to an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a 200-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until crispy. Or place the kale on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate overnight at 115 degrees.


Summer Sanders

Summer Sanders has long had a passion for holistic health and fitness. Growing up in Sedona, Arizona, her love of fresh foods, natural healing and fitness was nurtured by this forward thinking community. She trained at the Matthew Kenney Academy and eventually took a job as the head instructor of the online raw food educational program.

Summer now runs a whole food cleansing and health consulting company called Radiantly Raw Lifestyles. She is a certified personal trainer, weight management coach, prenatal exercise coach, and fitness nutrition specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Summer splits her time between San Diego, CA and Sedona, AZ with her husband Mike. She's expecting her first child in October!

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