Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl

When I go out for my runs in the morning, it is enjoyable on many levels.  Being out and enjoying the fresh air. Be it sunshine, clouds, or even rain (which can be refreshing this time of the year if it is hot).  Beats running on the treadmill any day.  Enjoying nature around me, like the baby duck families waddling around the pond by my house, and the wildflowers. Enjoying the gardens people have planted...which I admire so much sometimes I want to stop and pick some of the delicious things they are growing.  And time to think.  Which is the most important part of it for me.  The last two I mentioned though, have to do with this post.  I was admiring the large rhubarb plants growing in a particular yard and thinking of all of the delicious things I could make with it. Luckilly I don't resort to stealing from people's yards, and I don't have to in this case because my Dad has a large rhubarb plant, and he doesn't use it.  He gave me a ton of rhubarb stalks when I was over there on Father's Day, and I have been using them in lots of delicious recipes...4 actually besides this one that I will share later this week.  But this Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl was so delicious I just had to share it with you!  It is sweet and tart, the essence of early summer, and so refreshing, especially after a long run.  This is why weekends are my favorite.  Long runs, and time for smoothie bowls.

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1

Smoothie:
1 large bananas, frozen and cut into pieces
1 cup frozen organic rhubarb
2 cups organic strawberries
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop raw vanilla protein powder (optional, I used Garden of Life brand)
1/4-1/2 cup raw hemp milk or coconut milk (depending on how liquidy you like it, I like mine thick so I add less)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
stevia to taste (or your choice liquid raw sweetener)

Toppings:
sliced strawberries
ground flax seed
shelled raw hemp seeds

For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, using the tamper to press the mixture into the blades.  Pour into a bowl, top with toppings (I used about 1 Tbsp of each).  Enjoy!

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

4 Comments
  1. Sunnie
    June 21, 2014 at 23:57
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    Hello Amy! I sadly haven't been keeping up-to-date on my favorite blogs - but, on the bright side, now your blog is greeting me with a whole BUNCH of new recipes, instead of just one when I do visit daily. :)<br /><br />Anyways, THIS smoothie looks DELICIOUS!! I'm super-fond of smoothies, especially during the summer! I also appreciate that your smoothies are whole-food, real-fruit smoothies; it's so sad, so many peoples' definition of a smoothie is ice blended with yogurt and maybe 1/2 of a banana . . . or fruit-flavored sugar syrup. Ick! This is so pretty though - almost too pretty to eat. Just almost, because it looks so enticing! ;) I was wondering - if you've never tried it, you should try out this smoothie combo (one of my absolutely favorites!!) 1-cup mango, 1-cup pineapple, a 1-inch chunk of ginger root, about 1/3 cup (packed!!) of basil leaves, 2 romaine lettuce leaves, 1 stalk celery, a 1 1/2 inch chunk of cucumber, and a TBSP or so of lemon or lime juice. You can add protein powder, too. Then I add a little bit of plain kombucha to thin it out so it blends. SO. GOOD. You have adventurous tastebuds, so if you haven't tried this combo yet, I think you'll really like it! :)<br /><br />Amy, the other recipes that you've posted lately look fabulous too - especially the emerald rice salad and the tropical dream cake. Such pretty food! I also want to try those Thai carrot burgers - I love Thai food! Great job, as always!!!

    • June 24, 2014 at 21:48
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      So happy you are enjoying it Sunnie :)! Thank you for visiting! Your smoothie does sound yummy, I might have to try it!

  2. Daryl
    January 10, 2016 at 19:11
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    Hi Amy I was wondering if you could eat raw rhubarb. I had this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious :)

    • January 10, 2016 at 21:16
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      Yes you can, I would not post a recipe that was inedible :).

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