If you clicked on this post, congrats on having such an open mind! This smoothie recipe is an atypical fruit combination so if you’ve got fearless taste buds, read on. If it’s a little too much for you, check out this Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie recipe.
Rhubarb is an interesting plant. Popularly believed to be a fruit, it’s in fact a vegetable rich in fiber and vitamin C, as well as a significant source of calcium, vitamin K and potassium.
And it has mystical medicinal healing powers! CanadianLiving.ca rated it one of the Top 10 Superfoods because it helps alleviate hot flashes in perimenopausal women. In addition, rhubarb’s been used as a laxative for at least 5,000 years and so it’s been sporadically used as a slimming agent.
This bitter veggie is abundant in certain parts all over the world, from China and Russia to Europe and North America. It’s definitely a huge harvest here in Ontario as I found a huge rhubarb patch in my new backyard, hence this smoothie.
Before we get to the recipe, check out this CanadianLiving.ca article to find other recipes and learn more about selection, storage and preparation of rhubarb.
Banana Rhubarb Smoothie
In this recipe, the banana overpowers the tartness of the rhubarb. For a tangier smoothie, just add more rhubarb and if you’re using fresh ingredients, add 3-4 ice cubes.
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- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 cup frozen rhubarb
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup water (or to desired consistency)
- Blend almonds first.
- Add remaining ingredients.
Nutritional information Calories 326.9 Total Fat 18.6 g Saturated Fat 1.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 11.6 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 4.0 mg Potassium 836.9 mg Total Carbohydrate 37.8 g Dietary Fiber 7.7 g Sugars 18.5 g Protein 9.1 g Vitamin A 2.9 % Vitamin B-12 0.0 % Vitamin B-6 32.3 % Vitamin C 23.5 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 48.2 % Calcium 14.7 % Copper 25.7 % Folate 8.4 % Iron 11.1 % Magnesium 33.6 % Manganese 58.9 % Niacin 10.6 % Pantothenic Acid 4.4 % Phosphorus 19.7 % Riboflavin 24.1 % Selenium 4.8 % Thiamin 9.5 % Zinc 9.6 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.