Memory-Boosting Bloody Mary


Memory-Boosting Bloody Mary

The secret ingredient in this delicious drink is kale! Kale is an excellent natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which protect your heart and joints, and aid memory. This leafy green also reduces inflammation. Unchecked inflammation can lead to heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Kale is also a phenomenal source of Vitamin K, which offers protection against heart attack and stroke.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon kale
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-1/2 ounce vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 celery stick for garnish

Makes 1 cocktail

Preparation

  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.
  3. Add vodka and tomato juice, and shake. Strain over glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery before serving.

Recipe provided by the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic