Perhaps you’ve noticed an influx of kale chips cropping up on blogs and your supermarket shelves. Wondering which ones are the best? Rhythm Superfoods has it right.
Since 2009, Rhythm Superfoods has been creating these delicious, nutritious chips, with providing taste and health benefits to customers who nosh on their product. Founder Keith Wahrer teams up with Scott Jensen, Clayton Christopher and David Smith, and Robert Larkin, all of who have a health-centric background in good quality products.
Their website states that they’re on a quest to change the world one snack at a time, and given how delicious they are, we’re not surprised. Their snacks are made from good quality organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and spices all minimally processed for maximum nutrition and deliciousness.
They also have many green practices that we’re totally on board with. In addition to never using chemicals, preservatives, chlorine, processed, genetically modified, et cetera, food, they support the reintegration of community farming and foraging and the development of sustainable lifestyles, trying to be as local and organic as possible.
Sure, it might sound weird. Kale chips? You’re outta your mind, you must be thinking. Well, we’re not, and the team at Rhythm Superfoods will surely prove any nay-sayers wrong.
A whole bunch of fresh kale is stuffed into a single bag, each mixed with blends of vegetables, cashews, lemon and other juices, and various herbs and spices. They are then air crisped at a low temperature which maintains the raw living enzymes and maximizes nutritional potency, making them perfect for a raw vegan diet, as well.
We’ve talked before about how nutritious kale is. After all, this antioxidant powerhouse is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as calcium, manganese, iron, potassium, and fiber. It’s rich in powerful antioxidants, phyto nutrients and carotenoids, and well, tastes great, too.
We had the opportunity to taste test two of their flavors, and frankly, we couldn’t get enough.
First up was Mango Habanero Kale Chips. Also known as the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. The combination of the sweet mango flavor with the fiery habanero is delicious. The mango hits you first, with a sweet flavor that brings on the addiction… only for a few moments later you’re hit with the spice that you’ll want to taste again and again.
Ingredients: organic kale, organic mango, organic carrot, organic cashew, organic onion, organic apple cider vinegar, organic ginger, organic lime juice concentrate, organic spices, sea salt, organic mango concentrate.
A whole bag contains two servings (okay, in our case, a little sharing but mostly one serving), and hits just 230 calories. Yes, for the whole bag. It also contains 12 grams of healthy fats, 10 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber. In addition to this is the 580% of your daily vitamin A intake, 320% of vitamin C, 20% of calcium, and 20% of iron. (So if you really want to share, divide all these numbers by two).
I might be a little biased but I adored the Kool Ranch Kale Chips. Maybe because Cool Ranch Doritos, pre-veganism, were my favorite. These chips are dipped in home-style, raw vegan ranch dressing made from fresh vegetables juices, cashews, nutritional yeast, herbs and spices. Yeah. They pretty much nailed it.
Ingredients: organic kale, organic cashew, organic zucchini, organic onion, organic yeast powder, organic parsley, organic garlic, organic apple cider vinegar, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic spices, sea salt.
The nutrition vitals are akin to the other flavors on this front. This bag hits 200 calories, 10 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 224% of your Vitamin A, 160% of your vitamin C, 12% calcium, and 20% iron. So, so delicious.
All of their products are raw vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, nutritious, and delicious. We highly recommend.
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