Versatility is the name of the game and this smoothie recipe doubles as a light and hydrating chia fresca, just like last week, or a traditional fibre-rich smoothie. Choose your own adventure-style.
Rhubarb is abound and nearly everyone has a patch in their yard or garden. Ive even encountered random ditch-rhubarb, and in recent years, at the grocery store! Whaddyaknow.
There was nary a spec of rhubarb in stores when I was growing up. As far as I knew, rhubarb was just in pies that my Nana made.
Grandmothers of decades ago saw the value in this antioxidant rich food source but it fell off the radar in recent decades. But its making a comeback in recipes from compotes to cocktails and more.
Rhubarbs tart and bitter flavours pair nicely with sweeter fruits like oranges and strawberries.
Add a little ginger and maple syrup and youve got a sophisticated superfood treat.
Go organic! Makes one serving.
2 navel oranges, no peel or seed
1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
2 tsp maple syrup (or as desired)
2 cups of filtered water (If youre going the traditional smoothie route, 1.5 cups will do)
2 Tbsp chia seed to be added aprs blending
1. Blend on high until smooth (no chia yet!)
2. Strain through a mesh sieve (this is optional). If you like the added fiber you dont have to strain it out!
3. Add 2 Tbsp (or desired amount) of chia seeds. Let them soak for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Stir often.
4. Drink and enjoy!
For more fabulous blender creations, check the Smooth Operator archives.
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