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Hi, this is Doctor Debra from topworkoutsecrets.com back in the kitchen with another great, simple, delicious green smoothie recipe for you. This one is the sweet pear smoothie. It's really simple. We've got two organic bartlet pears and one nice sized banana and a bunch of greens. So, I'm going to start with the banana and just peel and flop and then two pears. Notice I just put the whole thing in, seeds, peel, everything.
Okay, then I'm going to put about a cup of water in, maybe a little more than a cup and blend that up first. Okay and then I can get the lid off. Okay and I've got just organic mix of baby greens. I put a couple of handfuls in there. I'm going to blend that.
Let’s see if I need some more greens, get back with a spoon. I'm going to taste this smoothie and see how we are. It's actually pretty good. I think I'm going to go ahead and put one more bunch of greens in and blend away.
Okay, all right now I looked up pears this time so I could share the information with you on pears. Pears are really high in vitamin C. It might not be citrus but they have a lot of vitamin C, a lot of vitamin K, potassium, fiber and they’re low on the glycemic index. So it's really nice recovery drink because you do have potassium. The great thing about bananas, it has potassium which a potassium from the pear and the bananas so it's a good recovery drink after a workout.
And then bananas not only are they high in potassium but they also have a lot of vitamin C and vitamin B6 and B6 is really important in blood sugar regulation and metabolism. Bananas are high in manganese. Manganese is used in a lot of enzyme processes in the body. It's used for hormones, fibroid, bone. I guess now they’ve done studies for just almost I guess just about it's 37% but almost 40% of the US population is actually deficient in it because of poor dietary and eating habits.
The great news is there are lots of fruit and vegetables that are high in manganese. So if you eat your green smoothie, you don’t need to worry about having a deficiency in manganese because it also is important in blood sugar regulation and fat and carbohydrate metabolism. So, you could see how being low in it could actually add with the thyroid and blood sugar and enzyme properties, co-enzyme properties that if you're deficient in it, that could lead to an obesity problem which we certainly have here in the United States.
So now you’ve got this nice green smoothie. One of the other things you might think about adding to this is I'm thinking about adding this. This is a little bit of cinnamon. It just seems like that’s a nice addition to it. Cinnamon also is really good for blood sugar regulation. So we've got this beautiful green smoothie, nutritious, high in vitamins and minerals and filling, lots and lots of fiber in there. Even the lettuces have a lot of nutrition in them.
So, so I'm going to use that much greens if you just like one lettuce leaf or something like that. It's not going to have a lot of nutrition but when you put two or three handfuls into your food then you’ve got a lot of nutrition, lot of amino acids and minerals and such.
So, here is your sweet pear green smoothie for today. Catch you next with another great green smoothie. This is Doctor Debra from topworkoutsecrets.com.
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