There was a time when I went to Costco and bought a large sack of grapefruit because I was determined to loose 15 pounds.
I planned out my morning to where I'd eat that grapefruit cut in half and eat it with a silver spoon, and watch my metabolism kick start and burn that fat away. The very first morning I tried it, I took a bite of that grapefruit and thought...
Then I read you could sprinkle a little sugar on top to take away the tartness. So I tried that.
A sprinkle on top turned into a spoonful of sugar with each bite, and well the only thing that kick started that morning was my attention span.
Sure, most people enjoy grapefruit in the morning. It's tart but sweet, and the perfect way to start the day. I look at it as, it's like drinking straight lime juice and 13 minutes later I'm completely starving. It just doesn't work for me. But I can eat an entire watermelon and feel completely full till noon. Oddly enough, my favorite green juice taste like a grapefruit, and this new recipe I'm about to introduce has a hint of grapefruit as well. Also, this grapefruit cake most likely taste incredible...
But if there is one thing I've learned in living a healthy lifestyle, it's that food that is healthy needs a partner. Like Kale. You wouldn't eat kale plain would you? I mean some of you might, that's ok...(no it's not.) But if you massage the kale with lemon juice, salt, and pepper and then roast it, it's delicious!
Same thing goes for grapefruit. Pair it with a friendlier (and sweeter) citrus, along with the sweetness from the honey and the banana. Followed by the cream from a coconut (or greek yogurt), and next thing you know you are telling Orange Julius "Buh Bye!"
And now you have a reason to enjoy that 20 pound bag of grapefruit that you got from Costco...
Citrus Creamsicle Milkshake/Smoothie
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 orange
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp-1 TB. raw honey
- 1/4 c. coconut cream(milk), or greek yogurt
- Juice the citrus. Reserve 1/2 c. of the juice for the drink, and save the rest for drinking, smoothies, etc.
- Add the ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy.
- Sip and enjoy!
Seriously though, anyone need some grapefruit?