kale potion

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The Green Cocktail Mixer
Aside from margaritas, we aren't really used to seeing grass-colored drinks—until we met Drew Ramsey, MD, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University who takes a nutrition-based approach to clinical treatment. He keeps his kitchen stocked with kale powder, which he uses to make a cocktail he calls Kale Potion No. 9. The bright green beverage includes a teaspoon of the stuff, as well as kombucha, lemonade and a splash of vodka.

What else it's good for: Stirring into smoothies, tomato sauce or as a garnish for anything that could use a colorful, healthy boost, from bruschetta to baked potatoes.