We’re out of town this weekend and had to use up most of our produce before leaving, hence two recipes featuring rhubarb in a row. My fiancé and dad will be at home all weekend, but last time we left them alone, they only cooked twice in the entire two-week span and didn’t use anything we left them, of course.
We were super excited to see rhubarb in our local market this week! Even though the current weather isn’t emblematic of Spring, seasonal produce gives us hope. Earlier in the week, we went to pick up some rhubarb but someone had just come in and purchased the store’s entire stock – clearly there’s someone out there in West Bloomfield, Michigan that’s even more enamored with rhubarb than us. Rhubarb Lady, if you’re reading this, please bring us a pie!
To use up the rest of our rhubarb supply, we had to get a bit creative. We’d already made a strawberry rhubarb crumble, strawberry rhubarb salsa (probably my favorite!), yesterday’s Rhubarb Daiquiri, and a few other random applications, but we’ve never tried it in a smoothie (until now, of course). You’ll need to steam the rhubarb before using. To be fair, we didn’t test it raw, but something tells me it wouldn’t be fantastic.
We almost always add a healthy fat to our smoothie bowls since we eat them as a meal. My typical smoothie bowl situation includes frozen bananas, frozen berries and an assortment of #superfood powders, plus an extra large* serving size of nut butter (usually peanut) and granola for topping. (*Does anyone actually follow the serving suggestion when it comes to nut butter??) For this smoothie, we topped with some dehydrated meyer lemon slices, fresh berries, coconut, and some FlavaNaturals dark chocolate but it’s really up to you and your preferences.Print
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh
- 1 cup fresh rhubarb, sliced
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 tbsp coconut water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp cashew butter (or other nut butter)
- 1– 1/2 tsp green powder (optional)
- 2 tsp agave or maple syrup (optional)
- pinch sea salt (optional)
- Steam 1 cup sliced rhubarb for 2 minutes to soften so it blends better.
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into bowl and top with whatever your heart desires!