May 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM ET
No, it's not wine but rather Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie that has Kathie Lee and Hoda feeling and looking extra-great. After the clinical nutritionist and author made the healthy smoothie from her new book, "The Beauty Detox Solution," for Kathie Lee and Hoda on Monday, their Facebook wall was overwhelmed with questions and requests for the recipe. You asked, and we answered!
Glowing Green Smoothie
Makes 2 servings, 16 ounces each
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
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.
Tell us below in the comments if you've tried this smoothie or other healthy drink recipes.