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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Put some fruit and sunshine into your life with Florida Grapefruits!

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I have a confession to make.  I love Grapefruit.  No . . .  I ADORE Grapefruit!  Especially pink grapefruit.  I love tinned grapefruit and grapefruit juice . . .  but most of all I love fresh grapefruit.   When I was a girl, it was considered very classy to serve broiled grapefruits with a cherry on top.   The very height of sophistication!  (Double confession . . .  I still like it done this way!)

Did you know that 79% of women in the UK blame rain and cold weather for making them feel unproductive?   It doesn't help that only 39% of these women eat their daily allowance of fruit in the winter!   I know it's officially Spring now, but that doesn't mean that eating fruit, and especially Florida Grapefruits!  Yum!


I have a variety of smoothie recipes using this versatile and delicious fruit to share with you today developed by Carin Leenders de Vries.    A simple and tasty way to get some of this gorgeous healthiness into your diet!

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*Grapefruit Heaven*
For 2 people
2 Florida Grapefruits
1/2 mango peeled
2 sliced of pineapple
150ml of orange juice (2/3 cup)
150ml of coconut milk (2/3 cup)
1 frozen banana


Cut the grapefruits in half horizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.  Put the florida grapefruit pieces in the blender.  Now, peel the skin from the frozen  banana with a peeler.  Cut the banana into pieces and, together with the orange juice and coconut milk, add it to the grapefruit in the blender.  Cut the mango and pineapple into smaller pieces, add this to the other ingredients and blend it at high speed.


Tip:  Fresh mint goes with this smoothie perfectly.

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*Real Sunshine Shake*
Serves 2
2 Florida grapefruits
200g of frozen raspberries (about  2 cups)
the zest and juice of one lime
fresh ginger
150ml of Greek yogurt (2/3 cup)
4 ice cubes


Cut the grapefruits in half horizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.  Put the Florida grapefruit parts in the blender.  Add the frozen raspberries, the lime zest and juice and the Greek yoghurt to the blender.  Grate approximiately 1/5 cm of the peeled ginger root into the blender.  Blend everything at high speed.  Add 4 ice cubes and crunch the ice.  Serve while it's still cold!

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*Sunshine Grapefruit Smoothie*
Serves 2
2 Florida Grapefruits
1 brozen banana
100ml of orange juice (scant 1/2 cup)
150ml of non fat yoghurt (2/3 cup)
2 TBS oatmeal
4 ice cubes


Cut the grapefruits in alf orizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.  Put the Florida grapefruit parts in the blender.  Now, peel the skin from the frozen banana with a peeler, cut the banana ito pieces and, together with the yoghurt, add it to the grapefruit in the blender.  Start the blender and let everything puree.  Add 4 ice cubes and the oatmeal, and blend again until the ice has been crushed.  Serve straight away in tall glasses.

2 comments:

  1. I love grapefruits also. The pink Florida is good but if you want excellent grapefruit...it's Texas Ruby Red all the way. No comparison. Have you tried those?

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