A frosty blend of strawberries, rhubarb, and honey yogurt to brighten up a spring morning!
Are you looking to lighten up after your winter hibernation? Pull out your blender and make a strawberry rhubarb smoothie! Sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb make for a really unique flavor that I think you’ll love, plus you’ll be getting antioxidants, fiber, probiotics, and calcium along with Vitamins C and D (it’s hardly any calories, too.) This perfect spring smoothie will give you a healthy boost to start the day or help refuel after a workout. Even you guys who don’t do smoothies should try this one, trust me, I was one of you until I started making my own. The through-line in my smoothie recipes is the use of a super tart fruit to balance out the flavors. In this case, it’s that rhubarb!
a couple of other unique smoothies to try
what’s in a strawberry rhubarb smoothie?
Smoothies don’t have to be complicated affairs ~
- fresh or frozen strawberries
- fresh or frozen rhubarb
- any plain or sweetened yogurt is fine, my current obsession is Siggi’s skyr (Icelandic style yogurt is a little thicker and creamier than regular yogurt)
- honey (optional)
- it depends on how sweet your strawberries are, and whether or not you use a sweetened yogurt.
- ice (optional)
- ice will thicken your strawberry rhubarb smoothie and is useful if you don’t use frozen fruit.
it’s all about the yogurt
I confess, I’ve never been a yogurt person. I’ve always found it a little too sour for my taste. But yogurt has come a long way and I’ve rediscovered it via a Siggi’s brand of Icelandic style yogurt. This yogurt is thicker, creamier, and less tart. If you’re on the fence about yogurt like I am, I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend you try it in this strawberry rhubarb smoothie 🙂
how to boost flavor and nutrition in your strawberry rhubarb smoothie
I love super simple smoothies, but extra add-ins can make your smoothie more flavorful, satisfying, and nutritious…
- Nut butter like peanut or almond butter adds healthy fats and protein.
- Protein powder can increase the protein content of a fruit smoothie.
- A few tablespoons of chia or flax seeds add healthy fats and fiber.
- Greens such as spinach or kale add extra nutrients and fiber ~ you won’t even know they’re in there!
- Spices like cinnamon or ginger contribute flavor and anti-inflammatory properties.
- A touch of vanilla or almond extract will add great flavor to your strawberry rhubarb smoothie, just remember, a little goes a long way. Start with a capful.
- Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or dates, can enhance the sweetness of a fruit smoothie without adding refined sugar.
ready for more rhubarb?
Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
- 1 cup sliced rhubarb
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1/2 cup yogurt of your choice, I used Siggi's skyr (it's lightly sweetened with honey)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp honey, optional, you may need this if5 you use an unsweetened yogurt
- Load your blender with all the ingredients and blend until thick and smooth.
- If you have used frozen fruit you may need to use the tamper to push the hard frozen bits into the blade for better blending. You can also add more almond milk to loosen it up.