Rhubarb and Ginger Smoothie Bowl is a refreshing and healthy breakfast using raw rhubarb, preserved ginger, and cashew nuts. Serve it for breakfast for a great start to the day.
What is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a hardy perennial plant with pink, red or pale green stems that are most often used in desserts like crumbles and pies. It has a tart flavour and is too sharp to eat raw, but combined with sugar and other ingredients it has a delicious tangy taste.
When is Rhubarb in season?
The best rhubarb is available in Sprng and this rhubarb grows is forced, this means it grows in the dark.
Forced rhubarb has pale pink stems and is tender and sweet.
Rhubarb continues to grow throughout the summer but as the season progresses the stems become tougher.
How do you grow rhubarb?
Rhubarb plants grow from a crown. This is a thick rhizome that you plant just below the surface of the soil.
Rhubarb plants like lots of moisture and you need to mulch the plant to keep it from getting too dry.
We have a rhubarb crown growing in our back garden. It has been there for at least fifty years and has provided me with rhubarb every year for the last 35 years.
Rhubarb is not a demanding plant, it’s very easy to grow, particularly in the cool damp climate of Scotland. it just needs a bit of feeding in the autumn and it will reward you with the crisp sharp stems of rhubarb all summer.
What is Ginger?
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How do you get the perfect rhubarb colour?
A little word about my magic Rhubarb and Ginger Smoothie Bowl colour boost. I think about recipes at the strangest of times, often mulling over ingredients and ideas just before I go to sleep.
I already had the idea of making a Rhubarb and Ginger Smoothie Bowl but was concerned about how I was going to make it look attractive. Rhubarb has lovely rich pinky-red coloured stems.
However, sometimes the green colour of the inside of the stem overpowers the red and you end up with something in a not very tempting khaki colour!
How to get the Perfect Pink Rhubarb Smoothie
Make a smoothie with rhubarb and it is likely to come out a rather sludgy green colour. I don’t find this very appetising so I have come up with a healthy way to get that perfect appetising pink colour.
I use Beetroot powder, it has an intense pink colour and does not taste strongly of beetroot. You really will never know that there is any beetroot powder in your smoothie.
The Rhubarb and Ginger Smoothie Bowl makes a delicious dessert . Serve in small glasses and topped with the toasted almonds and sesame seeds and a couple of pieces of roasted rhubarb.
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Rhubarb and Ginger Smoothie Bowl
- 250 g rhubarb finely chopped
- 2 pieces ginger preserved in syrup finely chopped
- 2 tbsp ginger syrup
- 100 g cashew nuts
- 1 large banana cut into chunks and frozen
- 2 tbsp dairy or non-dairy yogurt
- 100 ml dairy or non-dairy milk
- 2 tsp organic beetroot powder
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 50 g toasted flaked almonds
- 25 g toasted sesame seeds
- 3 slim stalks of rhubarb roasted with 1 tbsp of caster sugar
- Place the chopped rhubarb and ginger in a bowl with the ginger syrup and leave overnight.
- Place the cashew nuts in a bowl and cover with water, leave overnight, rinse before using.
- Add all the ingredients and pulse until they start to break down, pushing down with a spatula if necessary, continue to blend until thick and smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into two bowls or 4 glasses, leave to thicken for about 10-15 minutes.