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I’m Adi - an accidental yogi, trail runner, and lover of words. And I LOVE to make delicious messes in my kitchen. Thanks for stopping by!

strawberry rhubarb smoothies

strawberry rhubarb smoothies

Before I wised up and got myself a mason jar addiction, I used to shove all of my bulk bin purchases into the fridge’s door shelves wherever they would fit. I left them in the bulk bin baggies because they were thin enough to see through and I would’ve felt wasteful using them solely to transport my nuts and seeds from Whole Foods to my kitchen. It never occurred to me that this would be a problem until a couple of years ago, when smoothie weather was just tip-toeing in and I accidentally made myself a banana garlic smoothie. Yep, you read that right.

You see, though I can nail a vegan cheesecake or whip up a green goddess dressing that render the actual salad unnecessary, my success rate with a good smoothie was, well, can you measure in negative percentages??? Anyway, because of my inability blend frozen fruit into something tasty with any sort of consistency, I decided to keep to the simple: bananas, walnuts, and a handful of spinach. It served me well, until one day, I was doing some editing at the coffee shop, pulled my smoothie out of my bag, and took a giant drink, only to discover that it tasted like garlic. Strong garlic. Like in-no-danger-of-being-killed-by-vampires garlic. One of the bulk bags of walnuts had been sitting on a bag of garlic bulbs absorbing all of the garlicness. It was NOT good.

Since that morning, I’ve not only purchased no less than 100 mason jars, but I’ve decided that it’s high time I learned to make a proper smoothie with some fun flavors like this glass of strawberry rhubarb deliciousness! I just buy frozen fruit, as it’s usually picked at its peak and it’s easy to keep on hand. To bulk up its staying power, I add oats and almonds, and I throw in a handful of spinach (but you can use any green) just because. This recipe calls for coconut milk, but you can use your favorite non-dairy milk, or even water if you want it a little less rich. Just leave the garlic for another dish.

strawberry rhubarb smoothie
makes 2 servings

2/3 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen rhubarb
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbs sliced almonds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk (use more or less for desired thickness)*
1 handful fresh spinach
2-3 pitted dates or sweetener of choice

1) Place all ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth.

strawberry rhubarb smoothie ingredients

strawberry rhubarb

and no garlic in the mix

2) Taste, and adjust for sweetness. Enjoy!

strawberry rhubarb smoothie

strawberry rhubarb smoothie

like spring in a glass

notes: Use any non-dairy milk, or even water for a little less richness.


strawberry rhubarb smoothie
makes 2 servings

2/3 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen rhubarb
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbs sliced almonds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup coconut milk (use more or less for desired thickness)*
1 handful fresh spinach
2-3 pitted dates or sweetener of choice

1) Place all ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend on high until smooth.
2) Taste, and adjust for sweetness. Enjoy!

notes: Use any non-dairy milk, or even water for a little less richness.


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