Being the Gluten Free Diva comes with certain responsibilities, which I take very seriously. I take great pride in letting my readers know how important it is to eat lots of dark, leafy green vegetables every day. Enter stage right: the Green Smoothie. A perfect vehicle for getting in your fruits and veggies.
I decided, with two education degrees under my belt (Bachelors of Music Education/Performance and Masters of Education), it was high time I made a video and learned how to edit it in iMovie. It took awhile. Actually, it took a REALLY long time. But I didn’t mind because I had a blast learning the program.
So without further ado, please take a look at my first official Everyday Green Smoothie made using iMovie. The recipe is at the end of the video, and it’s also at the end of this post.
1/2 blender jar of curly kale, washed and torn into pieces
1 apple, cored and seeded
1 orange, peeled, white pith removed
1 banana, room temperature
1/2 banana, frozen
Grated rind from one lemon
Juice from one lemon
2 c. cold water
5 ice cubes
1 tbsp chia or flax seeds, optional (if you have time, soak in 1/4 c. water for about 10 minutes before adding)
1 tbsp fresh mint, optional
Blend and enjoy!
If you have any leftover, store in jar in frig. It lasts a couple of days but is best to drink as soon as possible after it's made.
This works best in a strong blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, but if you don't have one, don't let that stop you. Try making it in whatever blender you have, adding extra water as necessary to help the process along.
"When you're interested, you do what is convenient. When you're committed, you do whatever it takes." Stacey Morgenstern
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