Well, I can finally share the videos, recipes, and what we were up to!
Fitness Magazine invited us to NYC to film a series of cooking videos promoting the Oster® Versa® 1100 Challenge that they are co-hosting with Oster® from June 23 to October 31. SUCH a cool opportunity – I was beyond excited! I never thought I’d get the chance to film a cooking video. The shoot was a total whirlwind of hair, makeup, wardrobe, and many takes of the videos. It was a lot of fun, especially once I got over being super nervous. Eeeek! For the first take I could literally feel my heart pounding.
Reading from a teleprompter was weird at first but it was actually quite intuitive once you got used to it!
Courtney and I both filmed a couple solo cooking videos; my recipes were a green smoothie, a spicy salsa, and a zucchini salad. Courtney made almond butter and another smoothie! I love that the the Oster® Versa® 1100 Performance Blender that we were using for the videos has a food processor attachment – I was really impressed by the salsa and the fact that it can grind almonds for homemade almond butter!
The final video of the day was a joint one, which was our favorite because it was fun to do one together. It’s a promo video detailing the challenge. Click here to check it out and see us in action! Each of the videos will air this week on The Better Show – so cool! You can check your local listings here. And you will also find the two of us in Fitness Magazine this month in their advertorial about the challenge on page 22!
On the challenge/recipe front, the challenge launched today with the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie, which was the first video that I shot. The video aired on The Better Show today – you can watch it by clicking here! I was SO nervous to watch myself in action on camera and was terrified I’d be super awkward, but it actually came out pretty well I think (hope?). Also, it’s really hard to say “Powerful Performance.” Tongue twister! That one always took a few takes. Lol.
To enter the contest, all you have to do is make the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie and share it on Instagram using #VersaChallenge ! The grand prize for the whole overall challenge is a $5,000 Walmart shopping spree but there are lots of other smaller prizes being given out along the way, too. Just a note to be sure to make your Instagram profile public or else your entry won’t count!
For more details about the challenge and for the smoothie recipe, visit FITNESSMAGAZINE.COM/VERSA. Who’s in?
Are you a green smoothie fan? I love them – such an easy way to sneak some veggies in and you can’t taste them at all!