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Beverage, Spring, Summer |30 calories per serving|35 minute recipe

Rhubarb Orange Refresher

This content was last updated on February 5, 2020

Celebrate the summer by cooling off with this unique infusion of rhubarb, orange and mint. One glass contains vitamin C as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that fall into the carotenoid family and have antioxidant properties.

Rhubarb infused water with mint.

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut crosswise in 1/2-inch slices, about 3/4 lb.
  • 4 cups cups cold water
  • 1 cup cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup cup orange juice
  • 4 mint sprigs, for garnish
Makes 8 servings (about 3.5 oz per serving). Per serving: 30 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium, 4 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.

Directions

  1. In large, stainless steel or other non-reactive saucepan, combine rhubarb and water. Cover and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Set the covered pot aside to steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Set the large strainer over the bowl. Pour the contents of the pot into the strainer and drain liquid into the bowl. Using the back of a wooden spoon, press very lightly on rhubarb, just to extract liquid that drains easily. Pressing too firmly will make the infusion cloudy. Discard pulp.
  4. Pour liquid, about 4 cups, into a jar or other container, preferably glass, and let sit until room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  5. To serve Refresher, measure 3 cups of rhubarb infusion. Pour 1/2 cup into pitcher, add strawberries, and muddle until combined. Pour in remaining rhubarb infusion and orange juice.
  6. Divide Refresher among 4 ice-filled, tall glasses. Garnish each glass with mint sprig, if using.
  7. For single serving, in a glass, combine 1/4 cup rhubarb infusion with 2 strawberries, and then add remaining 1/2 cup infusion, 1/4 cup orange juice and ice.

Notes

Optional: sweeten to taste with agave syrup, honey or sugar.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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