- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash and dry 2 cups of fresh kale, tearing the leaves into bite size pieces. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon on top and allow them to sit for 5 minutes before proceeding in order to enhance their health-promoting qualities.
- In a bowl, toss the kale leaves with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Massage the leaves in order to make them lay flat and break down the bitterness. Lay the kale in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake the kale chips for about 8-10 minutes, or until the kale is dry, but not browning or burning.
- Sprinkle the kale with sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
Sprinkling with lemon juice before letting them sit can further enhance its beneficial phytonutrient concentration. Vitamin C from the lemons helps make plant-based iron, which carries oxygen to red blood cells and hinders muscle fatigue, more absorbable. In fact, it actually converts much of the plant-based iron into a form that's similar to what's found in fish and red meats. Furthermore, the coconut oil can increase vitamin A absorption, since this vitamin is oil-soluble.