Last updated on June 1st, 2022 at 11:22 am
This simple strawberry and rhubarb smoothie recipe is an easy way to use the first fruits of springtime. The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is a great match, and together they make for a delicious drink with a delightfully tart strawberry-rhubarb flavor.
Spring is here and I’ve actually grown strawberries myself before. Both strawberries and rhubarb are some of the earliest produce to ripen in late spring and early summer. And when strawberries are sweet and ripe, you know what that means – a healthy strawberry smoothie!
My wife and I enjoy growing a small little garden in the backyard wherever we live.
There’s something very satisfying about growing food for yourself. We grew some small strawberries when we lived in Texas, and I have actually ordered some bare root strawberry plants that should arrive at my house in a few weeks for planting in our new house.
This is a very simple and quick recipe since all we have to do is throw things in a blender. It has two main fruits both taste great as well, so there’s no complaints here.
Strawberries and Rhubarb
Strawberries and rhubarb. The two ingredients are commonly found together in many pies, puddings, and other desserts, but why do they make such a good combination? What is the magical connection between the two fruits that makes the resulting product so amazing?
The main reason that strawberries and rhubarb are so good together is that the tart flavors complement each other well. Ripe strawberries have a fruity, sweet flavor, while rhubarb has a tart, earthy taste. These two fruits make a perfect pair because they both complement each other, and together they taste amazing.
Plus, when they are blended together the flavors seem to intensify.
Strawberries and rhubarb are both very healthy, and their health benefits go hand in hand. They are both high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. They are also very low in calories and fat.
Combine these fruits with a few other key ingredients and you can get a creamy, delicious drink that is sure to hit the spot.
Variations on a Strawberry and Rhubarb Smoothie
Almost all smoothie recipes are quite simple. I add everything into my Vitamix and then rip it until everything is smooth. Sometimes with a little pausing and tamping things down a bit to get rid of those pesky air pockets.
The recipe calls for two to three tablespoons of honey. You can easily adjust this up or down depending on how sweet all of your other ingredients are. Strawberries can vary greatly in their level of sweet vs tart. So make sure to add less at the start, taste the smoothie, and then add in a little bit more honey if needed before blending it in.
While this strawberry-rhubarb smoothie recipe is very simple, you can use other fruits in place of the strawberries. I think that the best pairing for the rhubarb is strawberries, but you could also try out the recipe with any other berry and see how it tastes. Raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry could all make a great combo with the rhubarb.
You may try subbing milk, heavy cream, coconut milk, almond milk, or regular yogurt for the Greek yogurt used in the recipe.
I know it’s barely spring, but it’s never too early to start thinking about in-season fruit and smoothies. Smoothies are great for breakfast and are extremely easy to make. This strawberry and rhubarb smoothie is one of my favorites because it’s a lighter option for breakfast.
So, I hope you enjoy gulping it down like I did.
How did yours turn out?
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Spring Strawberry and Rhubarb SmoothieCourse: Breakfast, DrinksDifficulty: Easy
This healthy smoothie recipe uses seasonal springtime ingredients to create a deliciously tart strawberry and rhubarb smoothie
1 and 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 to 3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 cups of ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed
- Blend until smooth, pausing to remove air pockets if needed
- Pour and serve
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