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Kale Juice

Here are a few easy kale recipes including a kale juice blend and how to make kale chips which are so amazing even my kids eat them up! If you haven’t liked kale before I guarantee you will enjoy it in one of these forms. It can be so tasty and oh so healthy for you too.

easy kale recipes

I love coming up with easy kale recipes using local California produce found at our local farmers market, and grocery store. There is so much you can make it but our favorite is kale juice. Incorporate it into recipes so you an get the benefit of this dark leafy vegetable. Let me show you a few of our favorites that are really easy to make, use locally grown fruits and vegetables, and taste amazing! (originally published 3/16, affiliate links present)

Easy Kale Recipes

Like I said, I love buying locally grown California produce for many reasons. First of all….why not support the state in which we live in? The food that is grown in California drives the state and U.S. economy. California farming is one of the largest employers in our state.

Overall is a vital part of our local communities. It just makes sense to buy local right??!! 😉  You may think you need to visit a farmers market in your area but actually there are many items at your local grocery store too.

kale smoothie
Local California produce.

Kale Juice

We live in the beautiful city of Temecula, and although we have amazing wine & wineries here we also have farms that grow fruits and vegetables. At a grocery store just down the road they focus on organically and locally grown produce.

You can find many things that are either from Temecula, or have been grown on a California farm. As you can see they are priced very comparably to other produce items grown outside the state so it just makes sense to buy LOCAL!

I picked up the kale I would need for both of my easy kale recipes as well as some carrots, locally grown tangelo tangerines and California grown fuji apples I would use for my kale juice blend.

Easy kale recipes!
Easy kale juice blend recipe.
kale juice

Juice Recipe with Kale

This is how you make it but we have a recipe card at the bottom of this post too. YOu can keep it handy or just come back time and time again. Mix it up with using different apples since each has it’s own distinct taste.

  • Get our your juicer and you’ll need 2 of each item above (2 large leaves of kale, not two bushels).
  • Peel your tangelos, cut the core out of your 2 apples, cut the tops off your carrots and take the thick stem off of your 2 leaves of kale.
  • Put them in your juicer and it will come out this pretty color! Seriously….even my kids love this easy kale juice blend.
  • You really can’t taste the kale and it has a really clean flavor (you may never buy bottled juice again after you’ve tasted how amazing this is).
  • Now here is another tasty way to use kale, make kale chips…..seriously, kale chips are totally amazing!
kale chips

If you’ve never had kale chips but want to try and eat healthier and incorporate more dark leafy green vegetables into your diet (and your children’s diet), this is a fun and tasty way to start.

Homemade kale chips

  • a bunch of kale
  • olive oil
  • seasoned salt
  1. Rinse your bunch, then cut the center stem off of your kale leaves and cut them into pieces about this size (above).
  2. Use a few paper towels to remove a lot of the water left after rinsing
  3. Then add leaves to a bowl and massage with olive oil just so the leaves are coated slightly like you see here on the pan.
  4. Sprinkle some seasoned salt on them and lay them on a baking sheet so they do not overlap.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375 and cook for about 10 minutes flipping 1-2x during that time so both sides get crispy and lightly browned on the edges
  6. Take out when they are a chip crisp consistency and crunch in your mouth

You can alternatively cook it another way using our ninja foodi kale chips recipe.

Easy kale chips recipe.
How to make kale chips.

When they’re done they shouldn’t really be too hot for more than a few minutes so you can enjoy them almost immediately. They will shrink up a bit so don’t be alarmed. They have a great crunch to them and the taste is amazing I tell you.

Even my 9 year old chows down on these kale chips.  Using local produce gives it a super fresh flavor!  California farmers and ranchers play a critical role in growing the delicious, healthy, safe and affordable foods that feed families across California and the U.S. so help cultivate California whenever you can. 😉

Kale Apple Juice

fresh squeezed juice with kale

Kale Juice

Kale juice with apples and carrots freshly squeezed together for a delicious drink with fruit and vegetables.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, carrot, juice, kale
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 167kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 juicer

Ingredients

  • 2 stems kale with leaves removed, remove stems and discard
  • 2 mandarin oranges peeled, seeded
  • 2 apples peeled and cored
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into chunks

Instructions

  • Get our your juicer and you'll need 2 of each item; 2 large leaves of kale, not two bushels, 2 mandarin oranges or tangelos, 2 apples cored and peeled, 2 carrots peeled.
  • Turn on your juicer and add each one separately until you get 2 glasses of vegetable fruit juice. Enjoy

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Nutrition Facts
Kale Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10988IU220%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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randiag

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

I LOVE Kale Chips.. so have to try to make these. YUM!

Nicole

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

I've been meaning to add kale to my meals; this looks like a good start.

Emily Glover

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

My husband loves Kale Chips! I need to try it out in some juices!

Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Kale chips are one of my favorite things! I recently started putting kale in our smoothies instead of spinach and my kids eat them right up!

foodyschmoody

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

I am really trying to hop on the kale bandwagon. I've tried many recipes but just can't get myself to like it. I want to though, so I will try out some of these ideas too! Wish me luck!

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