Spring has arrived! Each year, we look forward to the return of spring blossoms, warmer air and longer days. However, this year we are especially excited for spring because it comes with the arrival of our newly expanded Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Collection!
Packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and our unique Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex, the delicious strawberry rhubarb collection nourishes skin with deep hydration for a smooth, radiant appearance. To welcome both spring and our new, tempting launch, we’re celebrating with a scrumptious, health-conscious treat: lightly sweetened strawberry rhubarb crumble. Keep reading for the full recipe on strawberry rhubarb crumble.
We love that this dessert from allrecipes.com showcases the sweet, tangy flavor of strawberry and rhubarb without all the unnecessary added sugar. As many of you may know, sugar may cause damage and age your skin. And as an added bonus, this recipe is completely beginner friendly.
This recipe has the perfect balance of sweet, fresh and ooey-gooey comfort. Enjoy the crumble’s crisp topping, which is made with oats, one of the most nutrient-dense sources of whole wheat carbs. This dessert pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla frozen yogurt. In addition to its scrumptious taste, this dessert is piled high with the nutritional perks of strawberry and rhubarb plus the added benefits of oats. Let’s dive into this recipe, followed by an exploration into the different ingredients being used.
- 4 cups rhubarb, chopped
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced with tops removed
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter
Step 1: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (176°C).
Step 2: Next, chop up rhubarb into bite-size pieces. Remove the strawberry tops and slice the berries in half.
Step 3: Combine your freshly chopped rhubarb and strawberries with honey in a medium bowl. Transfer the contents to a shallow baking dish.
Step 4: To create the crumble topping, stir oats, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Add in the butter and fold until the mixture has a crumbly texture. Spoon over the fruit filling.
Step 5: Bake for 40 minutes or until rhubarb is tender and topping is golden brown.
Why A Strawberry And Rhubarb Dish?
Strawberries have tons of health benefits, whether eaten in a crumble, smoothie or enjoyed raw as a snack. Did you know that one serving of eight strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange? The boost of Vitamin C is proven to help support your immune function, keeping your health intact throughout all seasons.
On top of that, strawberries help strengthen heart health by helping regulate both blood sugar and blood pressure. They may also play a role in preventing heart disease by keeping your circulatory system functioning as intended. Additionally, these sweet spring berries are chock full of dietary fiber and other nutrients, like manganese, potassium and polyphenols, which help with digestion, vision health and inflammation.
Rhubarb, a stalky plant (actually a vegetable, not a fruit) harvested in the spring and summer, has a long list of health benefits! Like strawberries, rhubarb helps to keep your heart’s health in check. Rhubarb is an excellent source of fiber. As you likely know, fiber is vital for digestive health, but it’s also a wonderful tool for lowering cholesterol. Lowered cholesterol reduces your susceptibility to heart disease and heart attack. Another health benefit? Rhubarb is packed with health-enhancing vitamins. With high levels of Vitamins A and K, rhubarb is an excellent snack for those concerned with maintaining bone health. This veggie is also high in antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins, that help to heal cuts, bruises and inflammation while warding off free radical damage from the inside out. Additionally, adding rhubarb to your diet means a boost in calcium, Vitamin C, potassium, folate, manganese and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals work their magic by supporting the health of your bones, teeth, nerves, muscles and connective tissue while also supporting your circulatory and immune system.
The Benefits Of Honey And Oats
Naturally sweet, honey is a great way to add a touch of sugar to meals while maintaining your health. Like many other ingredients in this delicious crumble, honey is antioxidant rich. These compounds have been shown to help with cardiovascular health, keeping your heart in tip-top shape. Some studies have also shown that honey may lower blood pressure, improve blood fat levels and regulate your heartbeat.
Like rhubarb and many other grains, a serving of oats is loaded with fiber; however, oats also contain more protein than other grains, helping maintain healthy weight and build muscles. Oats have also been shown to have a positive impact on your metabolism. Oats may have a positive impact on your metabolism; they keep you feeling fuller for longer, helping to curb your cravings. This grain also offer a boost in zinc, folate and Vitamins B5 and B12, all of which allow you to digest and metabolize your meals while giving you a jolt of energy.
On top of this, oats are high in tons of vitamins and minerals. With each helping, you add manganese, phosphorus and magnesium to your diet, benefiting your bones, muscles and connective tissue along with your circulatory system and immune function. Oats are also a good source of circulatory-friendly copper and iron. These minerals also support your immunity and hormone production.