Food / 28.11.2016

Healthier cocktails: pineapple and kale daiquiri recipe

By Francesca Specter
This alcoholic tipple comes with a delicious green boost


‘Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! It’s packed with powerful antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. It’s quite difficult to break down and it doesn’t juice well, so blending is the best way to get the most nutrients from it. Made with pineapple, apple and fresh mint, getting your buzz on while drinking your greens has never tasted so good!’ – Nicole Herft, author of The Healthy Hedonist

Serves 2
40ml Bacardi white rum
40ml Ciroc apple vodka
70ml fresh Granny Smith apple juice
1 handful of kale leaves
50g frozen pineapple (2cm chunks)
6 small, fresh mint leaves
250g crushed ice
Pineapple spears and pineapple wedges, to garnish

1 Place the rum, apple vodka, apple juice, kale, frozen pineapple and mint into a high-speed blender.
2 Blend for 1 minute, or until completely smooth. This can take longer depending on your blender.
3 Next, add the crushed ice and blend to a slushy consistency. Pour into the glasses and garnish each one with a pineapple spear and a wedge of pineapple.

The Healthy Hedonist by Nicole Herft, published by Kyle Books, priced at £9.99, photography by Nassima Rothacker.

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