Dehydrating kale, collard greens, and other greens are the easiest way to preserve your harvest. Learn how HERE. Once your kale and other greens are dehydrated, you might be wondering–what do you do you do with them? Turn them into powder to add to your smoothies, eggs, muffins, soup, and more! Learn how below. (Be sure to watch the video!)
Why Take the Time to Make Kale Powder?
Kale is a superfood. It is easy to grow and the more you harvest, the more growth appears. Just make sure you use row covers to protect it from pests such as cabbage loopers; otherwise, you will hate that you grew the greens. The bugs will devour your greens.
If growing kale and other greens are not your thing, stock up on your organic greens at your local farmers’ market.
According to Drew Ramsey, M.D., psychiatrist, author, farmer Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
“Kale tops the charts of nutrient density, possesses incredible culinary flexibility, and is easy to grow almost anywhere. My ultimate measure of a food is its power to support brain health, and it is clear that more kale in your diet means a happier, healthier, sexier you — all the basic signs that your brain is running well.”
Cheaper to Make Than Buy
For years, I have added green powders to my smoothies. Buying fresh greens for my smoothies can get rather expensive. Plus, if I buy too much, they go bad.
So, alternatively, I have purchased green powders to add to my smoothies. Although green powders are cheaper than fresh greens, the powders are still expensive. For example a raw organic green powder by Greens Organics costs $21.15 for 8.46 ounces. Garden of Life’s product costs $39.97 for 481 grams (which is almost 17 ounces.)
Making your own green powder is far cheaper. Plus, you know exactly what is in your green powder.
How to Make Kale Powder.
Be sure to watch the below video on how to grind up the dehydrated kale. It is quite simple and so rewarding.
Once you have dehydrated the kale, follow these simple steps.
1. Place dried kale in a high speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec. (I have a Blendtec and absolutely love it. You can buy one HERE.)
2. Fill the entire container. Be sure to push the greens down into the container.
3. If you are using a Blendtec, turn the speed up to 9 or 10 and let the machine grind up the kale into a fine powder.
4. Store in an air tight container.
As I mentioned above, use the kale powder for your smoothies, eggs, or hide some in your meatloaf, hamburgers, and other dishes.
Join the Conversation:
Do you make your own green powder? And if so, what type of food do you add your greens too?
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