Rhubarb Parfait

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team    ,

July 1, 2013

Planting a garden this year? How about adding some rhubard, which can be harvested from about April to September in Canada and the United States. Rhubarb is a great source of calcium which is one of the minerals needed for bone health. In addition, it is a good source of Lutein, a compound which is beneficial for your skin and eyes. Here are some suggestions to incorporate rhubarb into your dietary routine.

Ingredients

¾ pounds of rhubarb, ends trimmed, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces (about 6 cups)

¼ cup real maple syrup

½ orange, zest

1 orange, juiced

1 piece (1 inch) fresh peeled ginger, finely grated

pinch of sea salt

1 cup of berries (optional)

Greek Yogurt (optional)

Directions

1Stir together all ingredients in a large saucepan (off heat); let stand until rhubarb releases some liquid, about 10 minutes.

2Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until rhubarb has broken down

3Cool and add rhubard to a parfait glass or bowl and top with a dollop of Greek Yogurt.

Note: Add on top of your stack of pancakes for a nutritional punch.

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