Recipe – How to Make Kale Powder

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Tired of eating kale everyday? Well if you have boatloads of kale STILL growing in your backyard like I do, turning a couple of batches of fresh kale into kale powder is a snap!  Yep, kale powder is pretty much my new best friend.  Just don’t tell my kids I’m sneaking it in their dinners and desserts!

How to Make Kale Powder

  • Grab a bunch of fresh kale from you garden
  • Rise kale {or not, I mean, bugs are just extra protein right?}
  • Place whole kale leaves on food dehydrator trays
  • Dehydrate kale until crisp
  • Toss dried kale in blender, Blendtec*, or a food processor
  • Hit the pulse button a couple of times until kale has turned into a powder
  • Place kale powder in an airtight container and store cool dark place place
  • Add a few tablespoons of kale into your next recipe and sneak those veggies in

Why didn’t I think of this sooner?

Peace Out Girl Scouts, I’m off to {happily} pick more kale!

♥ Mavis


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Comments

  1. I bet this will be good in smoothies.

  2. OMG, you are genius!!! I also have a never ending supply of kale, this is a great idea. I’m totally going to add to smoothies. I also have sprouts that I think might be ready sometime next year – what the hell is up with these sprouts that won’t grow??

    Quick chicken question for you if you don’t mind —- I have 4 30 week old chicks that just started laying – whew hoo. In a few weeks we are getting 2 five week old chicks from my son’s school. Once you integrate them, how do make sure the little chicks are getting the right food if they are all living together. Are your little ones eating the layer food?

  3. Love it, very sneaky!

  4. Hey Mavis, I found this recipe tonight and thought of you and your abundance of kale. ‘Cause I know you’ve got apples too! http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2012/06/apple-dijon-kale-salad-553-recipe-138.html

  5. Hi!

    This is my first time on your site and I’m joining.

    What if I don’t have a dehydrator?

    Is there another way to dry the kale out?

    Have a Joyful Day :~D
    Charlie

    • For the short-term, there are a few things I’ve done to dehydrate food. MONITOR THESE CLOSELY! 1) Use any box and a hair dryer. The box needs one opening for the dryer and a second for a vent. Set the dryer on low heat and ensure both a way for the air to escape and air to keep the dryer from overheating. Some sort of racks are helpful. I used a soft cooler and a hair dryer in a pinch to dehydrate a package of (previously frozen) mixed veggies for a friend to take backpacking. 2) Place a small lamp into a box and add racks of food. Use your baking cooling racks propped on custard cups or small glasses. If food could fall through, line the racks with nylon net or parchment paper. This box also needs vent holes. The food will need to be turned/rotated in either set up as it dries. There are plans for MYO food dehydrators on-line.

      I burned through several cheap round ones before springing for an Excalibur. It has been worth every invested penny.

  6. How long does the powder keep?

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