Recipe: ‘Boosted’ Bloody Mary

Leafy-green secret ingredient: kale
Boosted Bloody Mary

If you’re gonna blend up a Bloody Mary, why not sneak in some omega-3 fatty acids to boost the nutrients? The secret ingredient: kale. This leafy green is an excellent natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which aids memory and protects your heart and joints.

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That said, drink the alcohol in moderation so you don’t cancel out all the health benefits of the veggies in this delicious, tomato-y, slightly spicy drink.


  • 1 tbsp. kale (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 celery stick for garnish


  1. Purée kale using a blender or food processor, then grate ginger into a bowl.
  2. Combine puréed kale, ginger, ground pepper and turmeric in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add vodka and tomato juice, and shake.
  3. Strain over glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery.

Serving size = 1 cocktail

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