This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .
Kale is said to be one of the most nutrient dense food on the planet.
- Like all cruciferous family, it’s high in sulfur, which helps with detoxification.
- It’s loaded with antioxidants, including quercetin an Vit C.
- It’s high in folate (the active form, which is easily absorbed by the body, great if you have MTHFR)
- It’s also high in minerals, like magnesium.
Even if you don’t like kale, I’m pretty sure you will like these cashew kale chips.
They are crispy, a little salty, and very morish
1 bunch of kale (Curly Kale works best)
For the cashew sauce:
- 1 cup cashew (ideally soaked for 3 to 4 hours to make them easier to digest)
- 1 garlic clove or 1 tsp garlic oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup minced parley (optional but adds flavor and a lot of nutrients)
- Spices: To taste, add paprika, chili powder or any spices of your choice.
- Make the Cashew Paste by blending all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Wash the kale and tear the leaves away from the stem. Discard the stem.
- Roughly cut and put in a big bowl.
- Add the cashew paste and massage the leaves until wilted (1 to 2 minutes).
- Spread in a baking sheet or into a dehydrator tray.
- Dehydrate at the lowest setting in your oven or in your dehydrator at 45C for many hours, until crispy. This may take from 6 to 12 hours depending on the temperature used.
- Eat as soon as possible when ready ( they get soggy really quickly, but if they do, simply put them back to dehydrate for another hour).
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, MSc, MBChB, FAARM, IFMCP is a Calgary-based Integrative and Functional medicine practitioner. He is the medical director at the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine and The Brain Centre of Alberta specializing in complex medical conditions. He was born in South Africa and obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. He is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFM), is board certified with a fellowship in anti-aging (hormones) and regenerative medicine (A4M), a certified Shoemaker Mold Treatment Protocol Practitioner (CIRS) and ILADS trained in the treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections. He is the co-author of a recent paper published by Dr. Afrin’s group: Diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome: a global “consensus-2”. Read more about Dr. Bruce Hoffman.