Strawberry, Kale and Pomegranate Cooler Thingie

Need a pick me up full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and low on sugar? This strawberry, kale and pomegranate cooler is easy to throw together!

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Oh, don’t tell me you never had trouble naming a creation of yours! Before I get into that, it’s May and that means it’s National Strawberry Month. I received a boat-load of strawberries after my farm tour to an Oxnard strawberry farm and the family has been having a blast with these delicious strawberries. We eat them straight up, with cereal, with ice cream… with ANYTHING. I decided I needed a pick-me-up to get my health and energy back in-line. And what else did I have my fridge? Pomegranate juice and kale. Hmmmmm….

Strawberry, Kale and Pomegranate Cooler Thingie

I put all three ingredients in the blender and YUMMO! So good! I get my kale in raw (it’s a bit rough for me to eat in a salad) and I get all the nutritional benefits of all three power ingredients.

I could end the post there, but that would be dull. What really hung me was what to name this thing. So, I did a little research and found these definitions:

ade: fruit drink: a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.

cooler: a tall drink, consisting of liquor, soda, and a fruit garnish.

slushy: a flavored frozen drink.

slurpee:a flavored frozen drink sold at 7-Eleven.

smoothie: a thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit puréed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.

mocktail: non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic beverages.

juice: the liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables.

spritzer: wine and soda water mixed.

punch: punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice

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Although “punch” seems to fit anything, my drink wasn’t what most would think of when you think of the traditional “punch.” I first thought “cooler” would fit, but it has no alcohol. Although I could easily remedy the situation, this drink wasn’t meant to be a cocktail. But, feel free to spike it with vodka, tequila or even some rum.

My hubby regularly makes himself a fun drink when he comes home from work. When he saw some of it in the fridge and asked what it was, I told him. He put it back. I asked why.

“I’m not adding alcohol to a drink containing kale.”

I suppose it does seem counterintuitive.

So, feel free to help me NAME THIS DRINK! I’m sure you will come up with a more creative name than I did!

Strawberry, Kale and Pomegranate Cooler Thingie

It's not a slushy or a smoothie or even spritzer. But, it is full of antioxidants, vitamins and dee-licious! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 6 oz strawberries, hulls removed
  • 1 cup kale, loosely packed


  1. In a blender combine:
    • 1 cup pomegranate juice
    • 6 oz strawberries , hulls removed
    • 1 cup kale , loosely packed
  2. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Divide into two glasses and serve.


Cooking Tips: Feel free to adjust the amount of kale. I grabbed a heaping handful and threw them in the blender.

You can also spike your drink with vodka, tequila or rum.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 2

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14 Responses to Strawberry, Kale and Pomegranate Cooler Thingie

    • ha! ha! ha! John, you are so right!!! Between the pomegranate juice and the pomegranate concentrate, we manage to survive until the fall to get our pomegranates FRESH!

  1. I love that it isn’t brown, the color combo I usually end up with – working on a name for you…

    • I know! I was a little nervous, but was so glad it turned out pretty. And it kept well in the fridge. I made a big batch and drank it over the course of 3-4 days.

  2. Need to make this.. We have so much kale in the garden we dont know what to do with it anymore!!!

  3. National strawberry month is something to celebrate! Pretty cooler.

  4. I’m giggling at the name, but I absolutely love it. Yes, I often run into the same naming problem. I’ve paired strawberries and pomegranate but never added kale to either. Your cooler thingie is gorgeous and sounds so so good. Thanks for sharing Laura!

  5. Love it and it’s healthy…loaded with my favorite fruit – strawberries! Your picture makes me want to lick the screen. Thanks!

  6. Ha! I love the catchy title and most importantly how delicious and healthy this cooler thingie looks 😉

  7. Karen at #

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. As for the name… How about “Strawberry Kale Pomegran-ade”? I can still tell what the main ingredients are, but you can tell that you are playing with straight up fruit & veggie flavours (insert “yo” as needed).

  8. Kale in a drink! That’s something I gotta try one day. Your healthy meals and drinks inspire me, Laura! I gained 2-3 lbs lately because of no exercise (got busier…). Beautiful shot of cooler!

  9. Mihai @ World in a Cupcake at #

    Hey, you have great photos to say the least. We would love to promote your blog through our food photo website and we really look forward to hearing from you soon.

  10. Hmmmm, put it in the noggin computer and out pops “Antioxidant Power Punch” ! It looks delish and I’m going to try it soon.


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