Rhubarb in a smoothie?

  • Posted by: Diana
  • May 24, 2014


trampledbygeese May 25, 2014
Nothing wrong with rhubarb in a smoothie (we're talking stems not leaves, right? Rhubarb leaves can be toxic, especially to children).

However, some people have trouble digesting raw rhubarb, so start with a little and go from there... or even better cook it with a tiny pad of butter, slightest splash of wine, and a few drops of maple syrup. Then add the cooked mush to the smoothy.
Laurie15 May 25, 2014
If you are asking, "Should I put rhubarb in a smoothie?" The answer is yes, if you want to! If you are asking, "What is the best way to incorporate rhubarb into a smoothie?" My suggestion would be:

1. Chop rhubarb. Add a few splashes of water in a saucepan.
2. Let cook down until lovely and soft.
3. Sweeten it up now (if you'd like).
4. Let it cool.

Then make your smoothie as you usually would -- definitely add some strawberries and vanilla to this one and it'll taste like pie -- and if you didn't sweeten before, you likely will want to now, depending on your other ingredients. Rhubarb can be tart.

Let us know what you do!
Maedl May 25, 2014
What about it?
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