How to make a Black Bart Smoothie from fruit and greens. It is delicious, nutritious, simple and energizing!
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Hi this is Doctor Debra form topworkoutsecrets.com. Today we’re going to make the black bart smoothie. It starts with the bartlet pears which for us right now are coming actually to the end of their season. And so I've got three pears. What I've done is wash and take the stems off and maybe I don’t know sometimes bartlets look really ugly like this. This looks really ugly but right now, they’re, really, really sweet, very ripe for going to the smoothie. I'm going to start with three bartlet pears and just chop it up, seeds, skin, everything. These are organic pears. Let’s see how this—easy. And a cup to two cups water in. I like mine thick so I don’t tend to add very much water. You can always add more. Another way to thicken it up is you can put less water and put ice cubes if you like it really cold. So I'm just going to blend the pears by themselves first. Okay and it's starting to look like pear sauce. So, we can have more water. I've got two handfuls of frozen blackberries. Toss them in. lid back on and again, you don’t have to use a vita mix. You just may have to put in small amounts at a time into a regular blender. Okay and now for the greens, instead we’re going to do something a little bit different in a couple of stalks of patchoy. Toss in and then one to two handfuls of spinach. And with the greens, you can always vary depending on what kind of greens you want in there. You could put in more patchoy. You got a handful of lettuce maybe two. It's going to make a lot of green smoothie. It's definitely more than one certain for most of us but sometimes it's nice to drink one and take one with you. This thing could definitely do the two cups of water because I put in 1 ½ and still pretty thick. And then for me, I need to taste this, see if I put more greens in. That’s good. Okay, I think I'll put a little more spinach in. Another handful of spinach and we’ll get a little bit more water. Green smoothie is like most cooking. It's not an exact science. Okay, I can tell it's thick. I tend to like t put mine in pretty glasses when I'm at home. It makes it feel a little more special. And you can see that is still pretty thick. The other thing to point out is not all green smoothies have to be green in color. It just means that it has greens in them. And the more blackberry you put in, ripe berry should give a little more purple color just kind of came out kind of a burgundy. I don’t know, reddish-brown but it taste really good. It's packed. Full of nutrition and the antioxidants in the berries, pears, we've got a lot of good nutrients in them. And then your minerals and your amino acids, most of that is going to come from your greens. The pears will have a little bit of protein bit in the very small. But the amino acids and minerals and trace minerals in the greens, that’s your powerhouse of nutrition and you don’t really have to taste the green especially at first. You'll want to so more fruit than greens and then gradually increase the greens so that you go from 60% fruit, 40% greens. Set the other way around where it's 40%fruit, 60% greens but you'll by doing this they’re extremely filling. They’re very nutritious. You don’t feel deprived by easing them in place of some other meal. This gives you lots of energy. It's very easy for your body to assimilate the nutrients because it's pre-broken down for you. It's very fresh and healthy stuff. So it tastes great. Good for you health and feeling, so it's the less filling taste great. It's filling and it taste great. So this is the black bart smoothie and I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think of it. again, this is doctor Debra from top workout secrets and catch your next smoothie.