Monday, January 17, 2011

Rainy Day Collards and Rhubarb Smoothie

As you can see in the background, it is pouring here in Orlando!  This kind of day called for a special smoothie, one that honors two of the traditional southern foods in African American cooking- Collards and Rhubarb!  While listening to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream Speech" and writing down our own dream for America, we are having this "Rainy Day Smoothie". 

Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup frozen organic Rhubarb
1 ripe banana
2 Collard leaves, washed and stems removed
1/2 cup raw almond milk (you can use unsweetened Almond Breeze)
1/3 cup frozen organic cherries
1/4 cup filtered water

Put all in the blender except greens.  Blend on high and then add greens.  Enjoy! Works best in a high powered blender (Vitamix or BlendTec) or food processor.

Here's the frozen rhubarb in case you were wondering where I got it.  It's made by Stahlbush Farms and Whole Foods carries it...


Unknown said...

Thanks for the great recipe. My family enjoys green smoothies and this is a fresh idea.

Gretchen said...

Hi Nel, thanks for your comment! This is one of our favorite smoothies. I hope your family enjoys it :)