I’ve been waiting as patiently as I possibly can for my rhubarb to grow. Every couple of days we head to the back of the yard and scrounge around looking for signs of rhubarb life, but to no avail. Everything else is blooming and growing but there is no sign of this tart perennial vegetable. So, when we spotted some at the store we nabbed them up as quickly as possible. I’m pretty sure my kids were cheering. They’re just as excited about rhubarb as I am.
Max quickly suggested that we make rhubarb smoothies for snack. So, we headed to the freezer section, picked up some frozen strawberries (even though we already had fresh ones in our cart – frozen are best for smoothies), and once we got home we blended up these delicious and refreshing smoothies. It was worth the wait! Expect many more rhubarb treats to come.
Did you know that the bands of a mason jar (with a regular-sized mouth, not a wide mouth) screw perfectly into the base of a blender? Meaning you could potentially have a limitless amount of blender jars at your disposal? I saw this tip quite a while ago but I tend to buy wide mouth jars so I never got around to trying it out. Let me tell you, it may be worth it to purchase some large regular mouthed mason jars just so you can use this tip! The biggest bonus for me in all this, is that it’s picnic season – you can now mix up a batch of smoothies, or other blender drink, pop on a lid and run out the door. Less mess! Easy transportation! All wins!
My mom has a magic bullet and whenever I’m visiting we always have fun whipping up our separate drinks and drinking them right out of the blender cups. My comparison to a magic bullet is along those lines. If you have a crappy blender this will not magically make it an awesome blender, but like a magic bullet, you can make as many drinks as you like, and you get to drink them right out of the blender jar. Just remember to rinse off the base if you’re making different flavours.
*Note: the picture at the very top of the post is of a wide mouth jar, this type will not work for blending as the mouth is too large to fit the blender base. I used a 1 quart (or litre) regular mouthed jar for this recipe.
- 1 medium sized rhubarb stalk, chopped
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- ½ cup Greek yogurt*
- ½ cup pure orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until smooth.
*Here is a recipe for homemade Greek yogurt.