Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.
Leafy greens such as kale are known for their rich vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content. They are a great source of particularly vitamin K and nitrates, which can help reduce blood sugar and improve arterial function. Some studies show a link between a higher consumption of leafy greens with lower risk of coronary heart disease. Add almond butter to the mix and you get even more of those heart-healthy vitamins, minerals plus monounsaturated fats and loads of fiber. This recipe is a great way to include kale in your diet and promote heart-health.
The spicy almond butter makes all the difference in taste – these kale chips are crispy, savory with a rich nutty flavor. It might just be your next favorite snack. Try it out!
For almond butter
- 2 cups (300g) almonds
- 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
For Kale chips
- 2 bunches kale
- 2 tbsp. almond butter or any other savory butter made with the NutraMilk
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder or substitute curry powder, we make them both ways
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Making almond butter
- Place almonds and salt in the NutraMilk container.
- Press Butter cycle, set for 12-13 minutes.
- Press Start.
- Open the container lid.
- If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
- Set aside 2 tbsp. for recipe and store the rest for later use.
- Preheat the oven to 325 and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil. While the oven is heating,
- Prep the kale: wash the kale and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Cut the rib out of the middle and discard. Tear the rest into chip-sized pieces.
- In a small bowl combine the nut butter, oil, and spices with a whisk.
- Use your hands to massage the kale leaves until each one is evenly coated with the spice mixture.
- Lay the kale leaves out flat on a baking sheet. Do not overlap (work in batches if necessary). Bake for 10-11 minutes until crisp, but still green. Enjoy!