Rhubarb Smoothie with Floral Notes

The day I found frozen rhubarb is one that will be commemorated. March 1st, 2011 is a day I will remember for a long time. I will forever associate it with being able to enjoy rhubarb in the winter as well as in the summer and anytime in between.

When trying to pair it with an ingredient for a smoothie I couldn’t help but think rose or orange blossom water. It seemed like a promising combination so I tried it. It was as good as I imagined, tart with a sweet, fragrant floral note to it.

Rhubarb Smoothie Recipe

1 serving

1/2 cup chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
1 cup plain yogurt
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon orange blossom or rose water
3 ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients on high in an electric blender. Enjoy right away!


20 Responses to “Rhubarb Smoothie with Floral Notes”

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    Angie's Recipes — 03/12/2011 @ 1:06 pm

    What an unique smoothie recipe! I have never had one like this…I am thoroughly tempted!

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    Fimère — 03/12/2011 @ 2:17 pm

    très original et rempli de bonnes saveurs, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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    We Are Not Martha — 03/12/2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Wow! I've never seen frozen rhubarb, but now I need to find it! And I'm pretty sure you found the perfect thing to do with it :) This sounds fantastic (and looks pretty, too)!


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    Nisrine Merzouki — 03/12/2011 @ 3:19 pm

    We Are Not Martha–they sell it at Whole Foods.

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    Kalyn — 03/12/2011 @ 3:28 pm

    You are always so creative in your recipes. Even though I don't comment that often, I'm impressed by many of them!

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    Anna's Table — 03/12/2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Never thought of checking out the freezer section for rhubarb. I usually get to use it in recipes when it's in season. Your smoothie makes for a healthy sweet treat.

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    Cathy — 03/12/2011 @ 4:36 pm

    Rhubarb is one of my favorite spring treats. It's one of the first things to show up at the farmers' market. Your smoothie looks like a delicious way to start the day.

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    Bryan — 03/12/2011 @ 9:19 pm

    I love rhubarb! Your smoothie sounds great, what a perfect mixture.

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    La Table De Nana — 03/12/2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Smoothies and juice drinks a a staple here.I love the addition of rose water..so feminine..

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    Dawn — 03/13/2011 @ 12:39 am

    Never would I have thought of putting rhubarb in a drink but this sounds so unique and fabulous!

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    Kulsum@JourneyKitchen — 03/13/2011 @ 10:37 am

    I jump with joy every time I find rhubarb and would never think of pairing it with rose water.I'm sure its delicious!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — 03/13/2011 @ 12:25 pm

    What a delicious combination of flavors. I actually have some rhubarb in the freezer from last season that I've been meaning to do something with, this is perfect.

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    lacaffettierarosa — 03/13/2011 @ 2:09 pm

    Luckily we are entering fresh rhubarb season here – the first time I saw it I was so happy. I love rhubarb with orange blossom water too.

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    Bria @ West of Persia — 03/14/2011 @ 3:49 am

    This looks fabulous, Nisrine. Love the floral notes and I, too, love rhubarb.

    (On another note, I can't find your comments anywhere on my site recently; after you alerted me that they weren't showing up, I even checked the spam. Bummer! :-( )

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    Trix — 03/14/2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Oooh, this sounds awesome. I have had rose essence in a smoothie, but never rhubarb. Super clever!

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    Dana — 03/14/2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I wish I had some frozen rhubarb in my freezer. :( Got any smoothies to share?

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    Oh, My Darling — 03/15/2011 @ 12:24 am

    Wow, what an innovative recipe!

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    Julie — 03/15/2011 @ 2:02 am

    Sounds wonderful, I would have never thought of having rhubarb in this way either.

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    Dimah — 03/15/2011 @ 7:51 pm

    Very unique recipe! Love the combination of flavors used.

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    Magic of Spice — 03/16/2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Beautiful flavors…very original and delightful.

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