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A Berry Good Rhubarb Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is for the rhubarb lovers out there. Rhubarb goes great with strawberries in a pie, so why not a smoothie? Give this one a try and it will be like you're drinking dessert. YUM!

Ingredients

Rhubarb: Rhubarb is high in fiber with is great for digestive and cardiometabolic health. It is also rich in the same antioxidants found in wine.


Strawberries: High in fiber and antioxidants, these berries have been shown to be great for gut and heart health. They have also been shown to help reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar.


Lemon yogurt: I used skyr yogurt in this recipe which is a thicker, smoother yogurt alternative to Greek yogurt. It is also typically higher in protein, and lower in sugar and carbs. However, they are both high in probiotics which is great for digestive health. Feel free to use either.


Honey: Honey is an essential sweetener in this smoothie because rhubarb is so tart. However, it also has prebiotic benefits which is exactly what our gut needs. Raw honey also has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.



Smoothie Variations

Liquids: For plant milk, there is a bunch to try. I like oat milk, but almond, soy, or rice milk would work just as well. You can even use cow's milk if you are not lactose intolerant. Don't want to use milk? Try apple juice or orange juice. If you choose a fruit juice, make sure it is 100% juice, no sugar added!


Fruits: For the strawberries in the smoothie, feel free to switch to any other berries. Raspberries or blackberries go really well with rhubarb.


Vegetables: Can't find fresh rhubarb? You can substitute with rhubarb jam (just remove the honey from the recipe). Can't find rhubarb at all? Try cranberries or cherries!


Protein: There is some protein in the lemon yogurt but you can definitely add more to this recipe to help keep you fuller for longer. Try a protein powder. I like Vanilla Ice Cream Protein powder from Optimum Nutrition.


Additives: Vanilla extract and almond extract are perfect for this smoothie (1/4 teaspoon each). Feel free to add some cinnamon as well. If you don't want to use honey, try stevia.


Drink your dessert with this Berry Good Rhubarb Smoothie! Save it on Pinterest and let me know if you tried it in the comments.



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