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Did anyone see this? My mother (a self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant) is coming to visit me for a while, so we're going try it together and see if it makes a difference. Just thought I'd share! :)

Glowing Green Smoothie

Makes 2 servings, 16 ounces each

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water

1 head organic Romaine lettuce, chopped

3-4 stalks organic celery

1/2 head organic spinach

1 organic apple, cored and chopped

1 organic pear, cored and chopped

1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems OK)

1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems OK)

1 organic banana

Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon

Directions

Add water, chopped head of romaine lettuce to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple, pear, cilantro and parsley. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

Nutrients: 87 calories, 11 grams of natural fruit sugar in a 16-ounce glass.

It takes about 10 minutes to make and you can prepare in advance. It will last up to 2 days in the fridge. You can also make it once a week and freeze in portion-size glass containers. Thaw them out the night before.

Why should I drink this: It's a daily detox. Sixteen ounces is 100 percent of the USDA-recommended total daily amount of veggies for women. It is 20 ounces for men. Since the vegetables and fruits are chopped and blended, you body doesn't have to do the breaking down to get the nutrients. The fiber in it also helps you to feel full so you don't overeat.

The video's on this site:

http://bites.today.com/_news/2011/05/20/6682681-sip-on-this-the-smoothie-that-has-kathie-lee-and-hoda-glowing

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:blink: Sounds yucky. Be sure to let us know how it tastes. Maybe there's enough fruit to hide the veggies, or maybe 'cause it's morning I'm thinking in the wrong terms. :P

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Actually in the video they said that it's really delicious and that all you can taste is the fruit. But there's only one way to find out!

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The calorie count is off. An apple, pear, banana, lemon are going to be about 400 calories divided by 2 = 200, the vegetables are maybe another 100 total div by 2 = 50, so about 250 calories a serving.

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