Rhubarb and Banana Smoothie

I know that this smoothie doesn't look beautiful...it has a brownish colour and looks kind of uninteresting. But as you know, looks don't always matter and it definitely is the case here because the smoothie is absolutely delicious and very healthy. It is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre and more. It is also very good for our heart as well as blood circulation. The smoothie can be enjoyed morning, noon or night..it is not one of those typical morning smoothies because it is actually very good as a dessert type drink. Children also love this smoothie because it is rich, velvety and fairly sweet.

Note that you will need to boil the rhubarb and dates for 10 minutes in a saucepan in order to make them soft. After boiling it is recommended that the mixture is cooled down completely (in the freezer for example). Allow one or two hours for this. Finally, you will need a blender or a food processor in order to make the smoothie. That's all of the small print, promise!

Not the most beautiful smoothie in the world but very healthy

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Rhubarb and Banana Smoothie

serves 2 people


  • 180 grams (6½ oz) dates
  • 120 grams (4 oz) rhubarb
  • 150 millilitres (5 fluid oz) soy milk
  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) orange juice (without added sugar)
  • 1 large banana, very ripe


  1. Place the 180 grams dates and 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) of the orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl, allow to cool slightly and then place in the freezer for an hour or until completely cold.
  3. Now transfer the date mixture into a blender (or a food processor) along with the banana and the remaining 50 millilitres orange juice.
  4. Blend for 20 seconds or until smooth.
  5. Add the 150 millilitres soy milk and blend for another 10 seconds.
  6. Serve cold.


  • You can use apple juice instead of the orange juice.
  • You can also use almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or semi-skimmed milk instead of the soy milk.