This rhubarb & strawberries with granola is a healthy dessert or by increasing the amount of granola could also be a lovely breakfast. I love when rhubarb is in season because not only does it taste delicious, but it is so rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins (which give it its red color) and proanthocyanidins. These particular antioxidants have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. In other words, rhubarb can support your body to protect you from health issues such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. However, I will admit that it can be a little tart, but you don’t need to sweeten it with processed sugar. Just add some juicy strawberries! These amazing berries protect your heart, increase your good HDL cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and support protection against cancer. They are full of vitamins (including Vitamin C for our immune system and collagen production), fiber, and particularly high levels of more antioxidants known as polyphenols. They are sodium-free, fat-free and cholesterol-free. One thing they are not free from though is sweetness!
- 4-5 stalks of Rhubarb
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 8-10 Strawberries
- Dairy Free Yoghurt (Strawberry to complement the berries would be good or natural)
- Dessertspoon of Sugar Free Granola (or chopped nuts & seeds)
- Peel the rhubarb and apples and chop
- Add to a saucepan with a little water just to cover the bottom of the pan
- Saute on a low heat with lid on until soft
- Chop the strawberries and add to the saucepan
- Mix well until the strawberries are also soft
- When the mixture has cooled, spoon some into a glass
- Cover with a layer of the yoghurt (protein)
- Sprinkle the granola on top
If you have some leftover, you can freeze it for use again in a crumble. This is a really lovely light dessert or snack!