Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw) + $50 iHerb Giveaway (CLOSED)

January 1, 2015


By: Jasmine Briones 

Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw)

Instead of making the usual savory kale chips, I got the idea of using my Persimmon Ginger Dressing to sweeten things up. Not only was this experiment was a success, but it was also god sent, seriously. I am completely hooked on these chips, and they only lasted a day in my home!

Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw)

These kale chips were made in my dehydrator, but feel free to use your oven if you need to. In order to dehydrate in a regular oven, set the oven to the lowest temperature it can go to, place what you are dehydrating inside, and instead of closing it all the way, place a wooden spoon in between the opening. This allows for moisture to escape as a dehydrator would. I have not yet tried this method,  but I have made other kale chips in this manner with success.

For a list of the tools I use in my kitchen, click here.

Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw)

Sweet and Savory, Jam Packed w/ Nutrients, Oil- and Salt-Free, and of course, Vegan <3

What more could you ask for in a snack food? I love discovering new and healthy snacks to share with my family and friends, showing them that veganism isn’t all carrots and spinach. You can even sub in mangoes, papayas, or a fruit of choice, for the persimmons.

G I V E A W A Y!!

$50 iHerb Giveaway

I am excited to announce that in honor of the new year, I am giving you all a chance to win $50 to spend at iHerb.com! A lot of my staple goodies come from Iherb. They always have discounted & bulk prices on items that are more expensive at health food markets. Here are the items from my recent purchase. I was able to get almost all organic and a lot of raw options!


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The winner are… Francesca F. and Andi R!

*Please Note: 

  • This giveaway is worldwide as iherb ships internationally, but double check the website to be sure they ship to your country. To see if iHerb ships to a specific country, go to iherb.com, add a product to the shopping cart and click the “Country” drop down menu to see if their country is listed
  • Winners must register at iherb.com to claim their prize.
  • Shipping will be taken care of for both US and non-US winners. The following only applies if you have a winner out of the US. Specifically for winners out of the US, they are responsible for any additional taxes/duties/brokerage fees levied to them by their Customs Agency and/or Postal Service.
  • Instagram profile must be PUBLIC on the day of drawing in order for entry to count. You can enter once per day, as multiple entries will increase your chances of winning! NO FAKE ACCOUNTS, NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS.

Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw)

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Sweet Persimmon Kale Chips (hclf, raw)

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3



  1. Wash and dry the kale, them remove the stems. Rip the kale into medium pieces, keeping in mind they will shrink a bit in the dehydrator.
  2. Prepare the dressing by simply blending all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Pour the dressing over the kale and massage with your hands until thoroughly covered.
  4. Place onto the tray of a dehydrator and dry on 115F overnight, 6-8 hours depending on the size of the kale.


These kale chips were made in my dehydrator, but feel free to use your oven if you need to. Set the oven to the lowest temperature, place the kale inside, and instead of closing it all the way, place a wooden spoon in between the opening. This allows for moisture to escape as a dehydrator would. I have not yet tried this method, but I have made other kale chips in this manner with success.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Raw Vegan

More Kale Chip recipes on my blog:

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Baked Pesto Kale Chips

Pesto Kale Chips -- sweetsimplevegan.com

Spicy Cheezy Kale Chips (Nut Free, Seed Free, Oil Free)

Spicy Cheezy Kale Chips (Oil Free)

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  1. Leah Pederson says:

    I would buy myself some gourmet nut butter or a case of chocolate pure bars! Yum.

  2. Sarah Olson says:

    I love trying new vegan protein products, so I’d head straight for those first~

  3. Irina Zorg says:

    I will buy
    Now Foods, Solutions, Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum,
    Natural Styles, 100% Pure Tamanu Oil,
    Now Foods, Solutions, Pure Lanolin,
    Reviva Labs, Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser,
    Reviva Labs, Glycolic Acid Facial Toner))

  4. Jordan says:

    I’d probably buy some coconut oil or coconut flour. Love that stuff and always running out!

  5. Janel M. says:

    I would totally start with some Yummy Earth Sour Jelly Beans 😉

  6. Deanna says:

    iherb is filled with some many awesome things! If I won I would must likely buy some all natural laundry detergent, some more vegan toothpaste and fun food items like bare apple chips and square bars Ive been wanting to try out!

  7. Holly E says:

    I would purchase some gluten free baking products.

  8. Carolsue says:

    Three things I would get:
    Purity Farms, Organic Ghee Clarified Butter, 13 oz (368 g)
    Navitas Naturals, Raw Chia Seeds, 16 oz (454 g)
    Eden Foods, Organic Red Quinoa, Whole Grain, 16 oz (454 g)

  9. Becca F says:

    I’d get some cocoa powder. Not sure what else but I’d find something for sure!

  10. Calli says:

    I would buy chia seeds, spirulina and chlorella!

  11. Jan Lee says:

    I’ll buy some organic nut butter, coconut oil, organic dark chocolate and some whole grain flour.

  12. Jia Hui says:

    More Endangered Species dark chocolate for me, please!

  13. Gaddemon says:

    I’d buy Sambazon Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder 90 g 🙂

  14. Zozo says:

    Navitas Naturals, Organic, Goji Berries, Sun-Dried, 16 oz (454 g)

  15. kregheg says:

    I would like to try Sambazon Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder.

  16. Christine says:

    I love your giveaways! They are so generous and awesome! You are such a great person and I love your homepage 🙂
    Much love and positive vibes <3

  17. Christine says:

    And now to the comment for the giveaway 😀
    I guess I would first buy a B12 supplement and chia seeds or something froom sambazon, cause they seem to be really awesome!

  18. Erzsébet says:

    I’ll buy some superfood powder.

  19. Gabor Dekany says:

    I’d like cocoa powder 🙂

  20. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I would buy coconut oil first!

  21. Bohi says:

    I’d buy the Acure shampoo~

  22. Andi says:

    I’d probably buy any Bob’s Red Mill products I could find, love BRM…or stock up on some good sea salt, like Celtic or Himalayan, and flours (almond, coconut, Brown rice, etc…). I gotta try making kale chips sometime!

  23. Dandi D says:

    I would get some of my favorites like coconut oil and chia seed.

  24. Teréz says:

    I’d like to buy some acai products.

  25. Alexandra says:

    Amazing giveaway! I’d like to have superfood powders and cacao powder 🙂

  26. Tibi says:

    I’ll buy some organic nut butter 🙂

  27. notahaul says:

    I would get myself organic shampoo and chocolate bars at iHerb

  28. Isaac says:

    I would buy some of protein for muscle!

  29. laura m says:

    I would get more coconut oil! I use it for everything from my hair to my teeth!

  30. Amanda Parrish says:

    hopefully they have nutritional yeast and agave nectar!

  31. Katherine says:

    I’d buy dried mulberries, those tiny gems are pretty pricey and if I get them I can’t help but inhale them…. I’d also get some fancy vegan chocolates 🙂

  32. Bailee says:

    I would buy coconut oil and a protein shake mix first

  33. Strelka_B says:

    I would buy mapple syrup & chocolates:)

  34. Yi Leng says:

    I would buy pb2 which is powdered peanut butter 😀

  35. Elena T says:

    I would buy something from Kinky Curly – I love this brand for my curly hair!

    • I have never tried that! I too have curly hair, I need to see what that is about 🙂

      • Elena T says:

        I’ve tried different products for curly hair from iHerb. The gel from Kinky Curly is my favorite of them all… I wish iHerb would also carry Shea Moisture’s hair care line but until then… Kinky Curly rocks!

  36. Evgeni says:

    I would get some products for digestion like pancreatin and betaine hcl

  37. Mary says:

    I’d try a vegan protein powder!

  38. Anna says:

    I would totally get KIND-bars, love those!

  39. Hiza Idris says:

    I would definitely purchase the Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chips! I can’t tolerate dairy so this has been my favourite since I first discovered it. I used it for my healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe 🙂

  40. Minttu says:

    I would buy new sunscreen!

  41. Preslava says:

    Will buy Rosehip oil and some Aloe Vera gel first 🙂

  42. Diana Toma says:

    I already made two orders from iherb and got skincare products (Eucerin and Derma e), some makeup for my sister and chai tea, which is my favorite. Yum 🙂 Next, I want to order some vitamins like B12 and D. So many products to choose from. It’s always a struggle because I want everything 😀

  43. Noreem says:

    I would probably buy some pure coconut oil. Great for so many purposes

  44. R.Vinson says:

    Nutiva coconut oil and chia seeds. I love this brand.

  45. Zane says:

    Ohh, I would buy spirulina, MaraNatha, Organic Peanut Butter and coconut oil!

  46. diealex says:

    I’d probably buy something by Acure organics (shampoo, cleanser) – I heard so many good things about this brand!

  47. Becca Z says:

    organic cinnamon first!

  48. I that web my first product is Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, Raw B-Complex, 60 UltraZorbe Vegan Caps very good RAW Vitamin power 🙂

  49. Isabel says:

    Anything from Acure Organics!

    Check out my review of their Lemongrass + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo here:


  50. Phyllis Heffner says:

    I would first look at the herbs! Then for unique vegan foods and hygiene products.

  51. Maria K says:

    Great recipe, I’ve tried kale chips once, was good!

    If I win I would buy chia seeds since I have never tried. I would love to try chia pudding, looks yummy and healthy 🙂

  52. Nikolina says:

    Some much needed supplements

  53. Edyta says:

    I think that in the first place I would buy something for my home 🙂 Eg. washing powders and cleaning liquid.

  54. Michelle Ng says:

    I will buy Aloe Vera Gel first, top of my shopping list!

  55. Rosana Méndez says:

    Serums, brushes, vitamins, coconut oil … I love all IHerb products!

  56. Brenda Penton says:

    I would buy almond butter, PB2, and Vitamin D3

  57. cindy says:

    Kind products

  58. Stacy C says:

    I need mullein herb and some henna for my hair.

  59. Fedmanh Kassad says:

    I would buy Rainbow Light Food-Based Multivitamin (VeganGuard & SafeGuard). 🙂

  60. ella says:

    I would get a jar of coconut oil! I’m always using mine up!

  61. I’ve never heard of iHerb but I just took a look at the website and it looks amazing.

    I would buy some all-natural body wash, body lotion, and shampoo. Also, I keep hearing about how great Quest Nutrition Bars are so I would buy that as well (http://www.iherb.com/Quest-Nutrition-Protein-Bar-Cookies-Cream-12-Bars-2-12-60-g-Each/55571). I would also love to buy some natural laundry detergent.

    Thank you for this giveaway.

  62. Brooke T. says:

    I’d love to buy some supplements to help with the joint pain my autoimmune disease causes. Thank you so much for the chance!! ❤️

  63. Meiyi says:

    Chia seeds! These seeds cost 3 to 4 times more in my home country.

  64. Lyubov says:

    I would buy real techniques brushes)

  65. Fairytale says:

    Hi there, I think I will try some of their products for hair and skin..maybe this product http://www.iherb.com/Avalon-Organics-Vitamin-C-Renewal-Cream-2-oz-57-g/4433.

  66. Carolyn G says:

    Flax seds

  67. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’d buy some more coconut oil!

  68. Tea Šainović says:

    I would definitely buy the coconut oil and come chocolate bars. 🙂

  69. Irena says:

    I would buy henna, spices, nuts… A lot of beautiful things!

  70. Petra Kos says:

    I’d buy Real Techniques brushes 😀

  71. Zsófi K. says:

    If I won, I would buy a Physician’s Formula mascara and a talc-free powder 🙂

  72. Colleen says:

    I would buy since I can’t find it in stores in my area the Peanut Butter & Co maple butter & definitely the coconut oil & flour!

  73. Antoinette says:

    I would buy Sun Warrior! I’m in love with the stuff!

  74. Elizabeth Lamontagne says:

    I would stock my paleo pantry with coconut aminos, coconut flakes, kelp noodles, and coconut butter!

  75. LadyV says:

    I would like to try Natural Factors, CranRich, Super Strength Cranberry Concentrate for the benefits of the urinary tract!

  76. Sean says:

    I’d buy Chia seeds and coconut oil.

  77. Rosie says:

    Maybe I will get some organic toothpastes, tooth floss and organic coconut oil.

  78. EVA says:

    Well, I’m literally the starving college student, and having to be GF/vegan does NOT help my poor wallet whatsoever. So I’d have to take a couple of days and really hash out what I’d use the card for! It would help me SO much that I’d kill myself if I wasted it on impulse buys. To the college kid, $50 is like $1,000,0000 plus a free car.

  79. I would buy various skin care products.

  80. iHerb coupon says:

    I would buy Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Formulas Probiotics which is Vegetarian Certified Dietary Supplement to give me an extreme overall feeling of well being.

  81. Daniel says:

    Hey there… Who won the gift cards… I can’t find the winners any where

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