For something hydrating and totally local, blending strawberries, rhubarb, and raw honey with water is kind of like making your own juice with all the bits and pieces still intact. Strawberries have powerful flavonoids called anthocyanidins which protect against inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. Rhubarb stalks (not leaves as they are high in oxalic acid) are packed with minerals including calcium and vitamins including vitamin K, which makes this bony-looking stalk pretty fantastic for bone health! The anti-oxidants in their bioflavonoids have also been studied for their anti-cancer properties. Raw local honey as a sweetener can be a great way to add a little sweetness without spiking blood sugar levels. Raw local honey also has immune benefitting properties.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup rhubarb stalks, chopped
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 3 cups water
- Honey (to taste)
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend well until smooth. Strain and chill.