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Rhubarb compote

Rhubarb compote is a simple recipe, tastes wonderful and is easy to digest. It will really spice up your porridge too 🙂

Pureed rhubarb is an incredibly easy way to add that something extra to your porridge or yoghurt. So whether you’re after some fuel before training or a race, or just simply looking to enjoy a relaxing snack, this will satisfy. During recovery from Lyme Disease, I was amazed at the benefits of pureed foods such as rhubarb, apple, pear. You are breaking down the food to make it much easier to digest. With fruit this is the breaking down of  the ripening enzymes; with vegetables it’s the breaking down of the cells – allowing the molecules to thicken. Most of all, pureeing food adds so much natural flavour 🙂

Ingredients:

Makes 1 large bowl

  • 450g rhubarb (about 4 sticks)
  • 85g demerara sugar (light brown) – or caster sugar if you prefer
  • 3x tbsp runny honey
  • finely grated zest and juice 1 orange – or lemon if you prefer*
  • 2x caps vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp ground ginger

* if you don’t have fresh orange or lemon, use 1 cup of orange juice.

Method:

Prep 5 mins, Cooking time 10 mins max

  1. Chop the rhubarb into chunks of roughly 2cm or 1 inch.
  2. Add the sugar, honey, orange juice & zest, vanilla essence and ground ginger into a medium sized pan.
  3. Put on a medium heat for 5 mins. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for remaining time (up to 5 mins)
  4. Stir occasionally and soften up the rhubarb by pressing against the pan sides. It should have the texture of a thick liquid. Take care not to overboil
  5. Once softened, put in a large bowl to cool.
  6. Once cooled, seal or cover with cling film and keep in a fridge for up to 4 days.

 

Serve and enjoy – you can really #pimpyourporridge or #pimpyouryoghurt with this! Great for a running breakfast or snack.

Benefits:

Rhubarb:

One of the least calorie vegetables you have have. Excellent for dietary fibre, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Excellent if you want to avoid saturated fats and cholesterol. Rich in vitamin A and vitamin B.  Like Kale, it is good for vitamin K.

When pureed, rhubarb is much easier for your body to digest. Even better is the flavour is enhanced, particularly when cooked as above and mixed with other healthy ingredients like honey, orange, ginger.

Honey:

Simply put, honey is a super food in my book! Gorgeous taste and can enhance pretty much anything 🙂  There are so many health benefits of honey, such as increased athletic performance, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidants. Can help reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Very good for your gut too.

Ginger:

Excellent for your gut too. Contains gingerols which are a very potent anti-inflammatory. Can be very helpful for people suffering with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Finally, ginger can help reduce excessive gas in your digestive system.

 

Hope you enjoy 🙂
Jeff