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Kale chips – a healthy snack

September 6, 2014

kale chips At last! A chip you can eat that’s healthy for you. This quick recipe is so easy, anyone can make it. But more importantly, everyone will love it! Ingredients: Kale (the more bunches you pick the more chips you will have!) Olive oil Salt (to taste – optional) Method: Preheat oven to 180c Wash and dry your kale well. Cut the stems out and roughly chop or tear into bite size pieces. Add oil then gentlymassage oil into leaves. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook for about 10 minutes until the edges start to turn brown. Eat immediately! For more tips and recipes: http://thetassiefarm.com.au/kale-smoothie-recipe  http://thetassiefarm.com.au/kale-healthy-vegetable

Kale Smoothie Recipe

August 29, 2014

Healthy Kale smoothie the tassie farmKale Smoothie Recipe: (3 – 4 large serves)

Ingredients:
3 Kale leaves (with middle stem removed)
5 pitted raw dates
100g sunflower seeds and pepitas
2 tbsp chia seeds
600g rice or almond milk (can use dairy too)
Step 1:
Grind nuts, seeds and dates.
Step 2:
Add 200g ice (more if you like thick smoothies).
Step 3:
Add and grind 2 frozen bananas, chopped into 2cm pieces.
Step 4: Add greens and milk.
Variations:
– Try honey instead of raw dates
– Try frozen berries instead of frozen banana
– Add a couple of spoonfuls of spirulina powder
– Reduce milk if you like thick smoothies

For more about Kale, the super green go to http://thetassiefarm.com.au/kale-healthy-vegetable/

Kale vegetable the tassie farm

Kale isn’t just a must-have in your diet, it’s also a must-be-seen in your vegie patch. This on-trend vegie also happens to be healthy and tasty too. While there are many varieties, The Tassie Farm grows ‘Russian Red’, otherwise known as ‘Ragged Jack’. Another type is ‘Cottagers Kale’ which just so happens to be Peter Cundall’s favourite – legendary ABC Gardening Australia presenter.
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1796371.htm

As Peter will tell you, Kale is full of vitamins and minerals (see additional health benefits below). Other varieties include Blue Curl Scotch, Curly, Lacinato, Redbor and Two Peters (not named after Peter Cundall). This wonder leaf is a great addition to any salad or as The Tassie Farm can vouch, Kale chips and smoothies are delicious. Recipes will be posted here soon!

 HEALTHY FACTS: Source http://www.onegreenplanet.org

  • Filled with powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids
    to help protect against various cancers.
  • On its own, it’s a low calorie food that is high in fibre and has zero fat. 1 cup of leaves has only 36 calories, offers 5 grams of fibre, and zero grams of fat.
  • Because it’s a good source of fibre, it aids digestion and intestinal cleansing.
  • High in iron that’s good for proper liver function and per calorie. Kale has more iron than beef.
  • Per calorie, kale offers more calcium than milk.
  • High in: Vitamin A – good for vision and skin. Vitamin C – helpful for your immune system, metabolism, and for hydration. Vitamin K – for protection against various cancers.

Other links: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-19/rapid-rise-of-kale-catches-seed-suppliers-out/5608948