In this video we learn how to make the Sweet Treat Green Smoothie, with bananas, cherries, and lettuce.
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Hi and welcome back to my kitchen. This is Doctor Debra from topworkoutsecrets.com and back with another great green smoothie recipe for you. This one is a sweet treat smoothie. The great thing about smoothie recipes is that they’re truly flexible. So the original recipe that I have calls for cherries and blueberries. But we've got more blackberries and blueberries in the house. My husband uses blueberries on his ice cream. So we’re going to save the blueberries for him and instead use blackberries in this recipe. So the recipe starts with bananas, it calls for two. You could use just one if you want it a little bit less sweet. The thing about bananas, they’re really great. You'll find them in tons of smoothie recipes. They’re sweet and they’re truly nutritious. You can get them year round no matter where you live. They’re usually extremely inexpensive. So, all those things make it great to add your smoothies on a regular basis. Then I've got a little more than a cup and ½ of frozen pitted cherries and another heaping cup of frozen blackberries. These are just pitted and frozen on the cherries and just frozen blackberries. There is no added sugar. They’re just the fruit. In fact the cherries are the ones that I froze from fresh cherries. So we’re going to put them in and start with about a cup of water. Here we go. Okay, all right and then for the greens which our recipe calls for romaine but I have a lot more other greens that I’d like to use. So I'm going to put a couple of big handfuls, just organic mix baby greens. Actually I'm going to put just about the whole thing in. Okay we've got those great greens in. I'm going to blend away. Okay, that’s good. Get our fancy glass out. I'm going to get this beautiful purple green smoothie because green smoothies don’t have to be colored green. They just have to have greens in them. So there you’ve got this great smoothie. It's full of antioxidants from the berries. The cherries are really, really right in vitamin C and vitamin A. then the blackberries too, lots of fiber in blackberries with all those little tiny seeds. And then you’ve got the fiber from the greens and all the nutrients from the greens, lots of amino acids, lots of trace minerals. There are some spinach in there so you know that it's high in iodine. Spinach is not high in iron. That is a myth that there was a thought that there was—actually a miscalculation originally in calculating the nutritional value of spinach and they thought it was high in iron hence Popeye, the spinach man and his muscles and the iron. But actually spinach is not high in iron. There are other greens and such that are much higher in iron than the spinach. But the greens have lots of trace minerals and I said they have—usually they are pretty high in iodine which is really good for your thyroid. So, anyway we've got the sweet treat green smoothie. That’s good. It's really good. So, you’ve got lots of nutrition, lots of good flavor, really quick and simple. And frozen fruit, you can get any time a year and the mixed greens. I live outside of a really small town and there is one grocery store and there is always the organic spinach and the organic baby greens and they’re pre-washed. It's always available. I always can get the frozen fruit. I always can get the bananas even organic bananas year round. And so this is a great year round smoothie. It doesn’t matter if it's summer, winter, spring or fall that you can make. And so, it's healthy. It's nutritious. It's good tasting, available year round. What more could you ask for? So, there is another green smoothie recipe to add to you repertoire. Let me know what you think of it and this is Doctor Debra from topworkoutsecrets.com. We will catch you next time.