Bressert Kale Chips + My New Baby!

Good morning love doves!! How are you?

I have had the best. weekend. ever so far. Started off with a gorgeous run, a get-together that MAY have lasted past two a.m. and involved Chubby Bunny, brunch with this lady including tons of juice, waffles, and our new food revolution:

Bressert Kale Chips!

In case you were wondering, it’s breakfast and dessert put together. And these are amazing. As we were discussing what to make for brunch, I said, “I wonder if anyone has ever made sweet kale chips?”

So both of our jaws dropped and Bressert Kale Chips were born.

We decided on making Vanilla Cinnamon-Raisin Bressert Kale Chips…

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Oh hot darn.

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Vanilla Cinnamon-Raisin Bressert Kale Chips

Ingredients:

  • Kale
  • 1.25 cups cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup water
  • Cinnamon (1-2 tsp.)
  • Raisins
  • Vanilla Stevia drops (about 20)
  • Maple syrup or agave to taste

Directions:

  1. Blend cashews and water, then add all ingredients but raisins.
  2. Add raisins and stir to combine after blending.
  3. Completely massage into chopped kale with mixture and dehydrate overnight.
  4. Devour.

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You cannot even taste the kale in these. It is absolutely redonk, and absolutely delicious. I have no idea why this has never been done before, but I have to say I have never been more impressed with a recipe idea in my entire life.

Katelyn + Lisa = dynamic duo🙂

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It should come as no surprise that we ate the entire batch.

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Oh and we also ate the entire batch of the Chocolate Bressert Kale Chips. Chocolatey deliciousness? Yezzir:)

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Chocolate Bressert Kale Chips

Instructions:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for a few hours)
  • 20 drops Cocoa Bean Extract (I love NuNaturals)
  • 1tbsp cacao powder (or you could use carob)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (local!)

Directions:

  1. Blend cashews and water, then add all other ingredients.
  2. Completely massage into chopped kale with mixture and dehydrate overnight.
  3. Devour.

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Ohhh snap!

Or should I say….

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Crunch?

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Smiles all around:) We ate the entirety of both batches.

Why we are such culinary geniuses, I have no idea.

So besides the fact that we both ate our own weight in kale chips (at least a cup of cashoos each..I wish I was joking), we also had to have some spritzers (no, madre and padre, no need to worry about alcohol).

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She made juice in her rockstar GREEN STAR juicer, it is gorg. It included beet greens, dandelion greens, beets, lemon, parsley, green apple, carrot, and celery.

We combined it with Ginger Ale Zevia for bubbliness and to cut the bitterness:) But I am pretty sure it was just another excuse for us to use Zevia.

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Since everyone could use a bit more bubbly in their lives.

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Most people would say this looks narsty but I would like to disagree and say it looks scrumdidlyumptious. I espech love the bubblies that the Zevia makes. Doesn’t it look like chia seed gel?!

But no brunch is complete without breakfast foods. Like waffles that taste like cake.

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Damnnn shawty, how you get so fly?!

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Sprouted buckwheat pancakes with sun warrior, cashoo cream, dehydrated buckwheat/coconut/chia cereal, raspberries and blueberries, and pomegranate juice chia seed gel.

^^ Gorg photo a la Lisa. It is so pretty!

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Delicious. Very filling. But not for long:) Lisa and I have the same appetite clock, we both were “mouth hungry” as we like to say, and so we had a second brunchy brunch. Another waffle each, except it started as only half:)

We can never eat just one!

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Oh and in case you were wondering, kale chips are REALLY good on top of waffles. Like the kind of good when you would put potato chips in your sandwich as a kid. Except WAY healthier!

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Zevia, in a wine glass. What, you don’t drink everything out of a wine glass?

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The Big Surprise: My new baby!

The other day, Lisa tweeted that she had a surprise for me. And when it comes to surprises I absolutely LOVE them but I hate waiting to find out what it is!! It drives me semi-crazy, but in a good way.

And Lisa completely made my day year. My babygirl gave me a JUICER!

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Lisa has officially won her spot as a bridesmaid in my future wedding. I have never been so happy in my life:)

I have not yet decided what to name her. My Droid is named Lulu, my computer Adele, and my iPod is Celeste. Any name suggestions?

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Yup it’s love. Ignore the hair, it may have to do with the fact that I was out until two last night and didn’t exactly shower this morning. No comment.

At least I brushed my hair🙂

Anywho, with this new baby I had to do some juicin’. And it was delicious. I am in love, it is so much simpler than my blender and much quieter. My blender sounds like a monster waking up every morning.

Don’t come within 100 feet of my house any morning between the hours of five and nine, your ears may weep.

My first homemade juice!!

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Look at all of those vitamins! I used spinach, celery, carrot, parsley, lemon, and red pepper.

Poifect snack after a long day of cashoo eating:)

The afternoon and evening was spent with one of my biffs chatting and eating salads and a Quinoa-Hummus-Raisin-Balsamic bowl. Praise sweet baby Jesus, I had not had one all day and it tasted SO good:)

Get ready for some more surprises coming soon:) I have exciting things coming in the mail for me and I cannot sit still in my seat, I can’t wait for them to come!!

See you tomorrow loves:)

What are your favorite juice combos?

No idea yet:) Give me ideas!!

Requests for the next flava flavs of Bressert Kale Chips?

We have some exciting flavor ideas coming up, but we would love your suggestions!!

Favorite waffle topping. GO!

Chia seed gel (carob is mah fave), fruit, and almond butter:)

p.s. Did anyone see the moon last night?! Holy man! I have never seen it so big and bright. Absolutely beautiful.

xoxox,

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28 responses to “Bressert Kale Chips + My New Baby!

  1. Oh my goodness. Ever since we had Kale, I have been obsessed! AH-looove it.

    My favorite topping for waffles is peanut butter or greek yogurt by far. Peanut butter and greek yogurt just makes everything better.

    The moon looked amazing last night. I agree girl!

  2. Once again you have made things I need to try…I should stop looking at your blog you are going to make me go broke some day hahah!

    Hope you had an awesome weekend 🙂

  3. kale=love. I always name things Betsy or Sophia. I think a juicer named Betsy would be pretty rockin’!
    Lisa is awesome! I’m jealous that you live near her!
    The moon was awesome — I watched it rise over the bay here in Portland (maine) — so orange and stunning!

  4. So glad you love your new baby 🙂 She’s been sitting in my cupboard for a year, and I can tell I found the perfect new home for her!
    You’ll know the right name when you hear it! I’d probably go with something like Felice or Donna. Or you could make “her” a “him” and call him Darren 🙂

    So glad we did brunch…and I’m totally trying to resist making more bressert chips today—I probably should take a break from the cashews 🙂

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!

    Wow what a fun weekend! Those kale chips look amaze! I have seen “sweet” kale chips on this one website I order specialty items from….but I was always hesitant to try them (veggies and desert?). But after seeing your success with them….I definitely wanna try them! Your cinnamon raisin sounds amazing…that is like my fave flavor combo ever!!!!! YAY for another recipe success from Chef Katelyn!!!!!

    My fave waffle topping if banana softserve and carob powder!

  6. I love that you made those Kale Chips into a dessert!!!! 😀 You are so smart girl! 😀

    xoxox
    Kathleen

  7. omg omg omg kale chips are my faaave!! NEVER thought of doing dessert kale chips! Sooo brills! 😀

  8. oh I read all this on Lisa blog and was so jealous, well not jealous but rather IMPRESSED and in AWE! love all the desserts, especially the bressert. Amazing recipes!

  9. LOVE thse bressert chips!! so so so smart!! and AHH a juicer- girl im jealous!! ive never made juice!!.. umm nut butter best topping!

  10. Yummy waffles! I love a good old fashion banana and syrup topping. And I have never had kale before 😦 Yours definitely look delicious. Great juicer! I’m looking for a food processor, so many nut butter recipes I’m dying to make 😀

  11. looks like so much fun!!! I heart kale chips so I’m sure i would love those. Then again, who wouldn’t love those?!!

    favorite juice combo: apple, beet, cucumber, lemon. love love love it!

  12. Looks like you had a great time with yummy food! My favorite topping is probably fruit and some kind of nut butter. Bananas, probably!

  13. Morgan Torres

    I have to say, I’ve been reading your blog for quite awhile but this is probably the first time I’ve commented. SO awesome that you got a juicer! I don’t know what I’d do without mine! My favorite juice recipe is as follows: 4-5 large stalks of celery, an entire head of romaine (the largest you can find), 1 green granny smith apple, 1 honeycrisp or pink lady apple, 3 large handfuls of spinach, 1 smallish bunch of parsley. Strain well after making….enjoy!!

  14. you would mix kale chips and waffles! Crazy girl you! I’ve still never tried them…I’m scurrred. Although all my bloggies rave about them. I am not the biggest juice fan…I think I’d rather eat a piece of fruit. If I had to choose I’d go with straight up OJ. Mmmm on a warm summer day!

  15. I was also out way too late for my own good last night and didn’t wash my hair today… oops. 😉

    Is it weird that I’ve yet to try kale chips? They seem to have taken the blogger world by storm, but yet I’m stuck in my old ways… lol

  16. I shouldn’t be SURPRISED that you had yet another amazing recipe creation, but seriously, this one is BRILLIANT!!!!

  17. You need to trademark that girl!
    I am jells of your juicer…let us know if it is an arse to clean.
    My fave combo (from the whole foods) is spinach, cucumber, celery and like one carrot for good measure. But really? Anything goes. Just go easy on the ginger!

  18. My favorite waffle topper is some Biscoff spread with sliced strawberries, noms!

  19. love the idea of sweet kale chips cannot wait to try them!

  20. So glad you had such an amazing time with Lisa-she’s got a lot of great ideas/recipes/knowledge!!!! Love the yummy eats:)

  21. favorite waffle topping? helloooo, peanut butter (duh)! 😉

    and I’ve been contemplating a juicer for so long. you must keep us all updated on your fave recipes!

  22. Oh those kale chip recipes just sound amazing!
    Raisins (i know you’re a huge fan..me too!) and the chocolate ones…NICE WORK!

    And congrats on your juicer! I hate cleaning mine…which is why I dont juice as much as i should. ooops!

  23. OMG I want that juicer!!! Lucky girl! Have fun with it!!!

    Those waffles- omgamazing. Yep, they look delicious!! And the kale chips- I really need to get on the kale chip bandwagon… really.

  24. You really are a culinary genius! I love veggies that taste sweet- this is right up my alley 🙂

  25. I just read about the Bressert chips on Lisa’s blog–love that idea! That’s so awesome that she gave you a juicer! You are going to love it!! 🙂

  26. I love that you added red pepper to your juice, I’ll have to try that!

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  28. Yes! Finally something about juice for babies.

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