Rhubarb is one of the strangest vegetables and is more known to be used as fruit. It's quite sour and you usually have to add a lot of sugar to beat that taste. However, you can achieve the same by mixing rhubarb with strawberries and low-carb sweeteners such as Stevia or Erythritol. This smoothie is inspired by the strawberry rhubarb pie, which is one of my favourite summer pies.
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||10.1||grams|
|Potassium||508||mg (25% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9.1%), protein (15.1%), fat (75.9%)
Ingredients (per serving):
Note: Due to the slight risk of Salmonella or other food-borne illness, you should use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
Making this smoothie is very simple: Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. That's it!
Strawberries & Low-carb diet...
This succulent and fragrant fruit is flavourful and low in carbs. Strawberries, like blueberries and other berries, are relatively low in carbs, but you need to be careful not to exceed your carbs limit. The carbs content in strawberries is about 1.7 grams of net carbs per oz (~ 30g). Strawberries are also beneficial for our health: they have the ability to protect cells against cervical and breast cancer thanks to their content of phytochemicals and antioxidants. They may also protect the brain and improve memory. Based on the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory, they contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and are high in vitamin C. Unfortunately, based on the Environmental Working Group's report, strawberries are one of the twelve most contaminated on the list of fruits and vegetables for 2013. Therefore, it is advisable to get them from your local farmer in their organic form.