We have 30 rhubarb plants in the garden? I told my husband that we have way too many rhubarb plants for one family, but he didn’t want to kill any of those thriving plants.
I don’t like wasting food, but I really didn’t know what to do with so much rhubarb. Most of our family likes to eat it raw, but it’s pretty sour. You can only eat so much!
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but still we had too much rhubarb. You can make rhubarb sauce, rhubarb cobbler, or rhubarb crisp, but we still had too much rhubarb.
It’s was time to get creative. I was making a roast and thought it would make a great marinade. Before I put the juice over the roast, I tasted it.
I was drinking fresh apple cider at the time and added a little rhubarb juice to my drink. I thought it would make my drink sour, but it didn’t. I added a lot of rhubarb juice to my apple cider. It was delicious.
You can use this juicer when juicing all of your fruits and vegetables. This is an excellent way to make raw juice.
How to Make Raw Rhubarb Juice
Cut the rhubarb stalks off at the base of the plant. Cut off the big rhubarb leaf. The leaf is poisonous.
Wash the rhubarb stalks.
Only put one or two stalks of rhubarb in the juicer at a time. The rhubarb is very fibrous and has a harder time going through the juicer.
Only juice 4-5 long stalks of rhubarb before cleaning the blades. This cleaning process only takes about 15 seconds. Using the brush that comes with the machine, quickly brush the rhubarb fibers away from the blades. Throw the fibers away.
When juicing other fruits and veggies you can fill up the juicer. They go through the juicer quite quickly and don’t jam up the blades.
Pour the fresh rhubarb juice into freezer containers. I use cottage cheese and yogurt containers. After 2-3 days, fresh juice will start to ferment in the refrigerator. Decide how much you want to drink in 2 days and use that size of container. You want your thawed juice to be fresh when you drink it.
Leave a 1-2 inch head-space at the top of the container to allow for expansion as the juice freezes.
Take the juice out of the freezer the night before you want to drink it and store in the refrigerator. The fresh juice separates quickly so stir before drinking.
Rhubarb juice tastes really good when mixed with other fruit juices. I didn’t like it mixed with carrot juice. I haven’t tried other vegetables juices with it.