So with my diet being pretty limited to veggies and meat mainly haha, I’m always looking for new ways to spice it up!!! So I made KALE CHIPS! … (even my boyfriend liked them… which was a surprise! ) <— ps. I love when he likes my health food hahah.
Ok enough bibble -babble! On to the Recipe!!!!
Its suuuper simple too. YAY!
2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
A bundle or two of fresh kale, washed and chopped.
6 Garlic cloves, chopped. (or more if ya want… I’m a garlic freak so if you ever ask me… you can never have enough garlic!!!)
1-2 tbsp. Sea Salt (one if you use one bunch, 2 if you make 2 bunches worth)
2 tbsp. Lemon juice or one whole lemon freshly squeezed.
1 tbsp. Black pepper
Wash Kale bunches and chop off ends, and then chop into “chip” size pieces.
Pre-heat oven to 325
In a large bowl mix all ingredients. (Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt, Pepper)
Place chopped up kale into bowl and mix around so the oil gets all over it all and you can even let it marinade for a while if you’d like. ( I let mine marinade for about 15 min)
On a baking sheet, spread out kale pieces onto sheet and then sprinkle the chopped up garlic cloves on top.
Bake for about 15-20 min until the kale pieces seem crispy at the end.
Let cool, and ENJOY!!!
Note: it helps if you every once in a while toss the leaves so some don’t end up burnt.. ( you know the ones on the sides of the pan) . …. lol.
So whether you take it in a pill form or drink it as a cup of tea, green tea is very good for you! Green tea is good for clearing your mind, making you more alert and keeping focus. But its also used as a weight loss supplement, help with headaches, stomach disorders and is even know to help prevent some forms of cancer. Some other great things green tea extract is also known for is reducing high blood pressure, prevents inflammation, slows down aging and can also help prevent liver disease.
How its aids in weight loss:
Well since there is a natural amount of caffeine in it, there is an increase in energy obviously so therefore you’ll ether have a bit more momentum to get up and go workout and/or work harder during your workout.
Its known to help burn fat and increase your metabolism. (that is if your eating correctly and getting in some form of physical activity every day)
You can take green tea in a few different forms and still get the same benefits. 1. There is the basic tea, they recommend drinking around 3 cups a day. 2. Pill form- any health food store (Sprouts, your local grocery, Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage) will carry this product. They recommend taking anywhere from 250-700mg. My suggestion, start at 250 and slowly build to see what’s a good dose for you.
Keep in mind that green tea is a natural diuretic too, so be prepared to go to the bathroom more, and be prepared to slam more water throughout the day because you’ll need to replenish the water loss you loose.