Kale Daiquiri -- Cocktails with Benefits!

Kale Daiquiri (round one)

Kale Daiquiri (round one)

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Kale Daiquiri

Start to finish 10 minutes

Produce prep:

Pull the leafy part of kale off any thick, tough, ribs, discard the ribs and chop or tear the leaves as directed.

Directions:

In blender combine ½ cup white rum, ½ cup Simple Syrup, ½ cup lime juice and 3 cups baby kale or chopped kale. Add 2 cups ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. Garnish with lime slices. Makes 3 servings.

Simple syrup:
In a small saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. 

Per Serving:
223 cal, 1g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 33g carb, 3g fiber, 27g sugars, 3g protein. 

Drink responsibly with your friends and enjoy! 

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