So I planted all this kale in spring with great plans to eat all these super-nutritious greens, and we had maybe one salad out of it. I tried throwing it in smoothies but it just didn't blend well, and the boys won't eat smoothies with chunks of weird green stuff. Can't say that I blame them! :) So a couple weeks ago I harvested a pound and a half of the leaves and tossed them in the dehydrator. I thought if I dehydrated and powdered it, I could still use it in smoothies but it might be a little bit less of an obstacle for the boys. I have to admit though, that I was surprised when a pound and a half of kale turned into this:
Oh well, at least I know now that a little bit of powder goes a LONG way!
Does anyone have any idea on the nutritional value of dried, pulverized kale? I know that nothing beats fresh, but does this at least come close?