Here in Arizona, our citrus trees have just began blooming again. That means that all the old citrus has recently finished ripening and been picked. If you have citrus trees, you may be finding yourself drowning in fruit and looking for new ways to use it up.
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When I was a kid, it was fun to cut open a grapefruit and smother it with sugar. I could at least pretend I was eating something healthy. As a grown up, I have found that these deep red grapefruits don’t need as much sugar as I thought they needed as a kid. They really don’t need any, but if you insist, here is a great recipe using not much sugar at all.
Not to mention that they really are a healthy choice. Grapefruit is know for it’s high levels of vitamin C which is a great immune booster and free radical fighter. Red Grapefruit also contains Antioxidants and studies have shown it may reduce cholesterol. So you can enjoy a tasty breakfast without cholesterol, fat or GMO’s. Just natural goodness.
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast idea that is also healthy, Try this Brown sugar baked grapefruit recipe. Here’s what you do. First, Preheat your oven by turning it to broil. Cut your grapefruit in half. Run a knife along the lines to loosen the fruit from the membrane. This helps the sugar seep down into the fruit.
After your fruit is prepared, add a sprinkling of brown sugar on top of your grapefruit. You don’t need too much. No more than a couple Tablespoons. Place on a pan and broil 5-12 minutes until the brown sugar is melted or crusted as desired.
Serve warm and enjoy. After broiling, the sugar will have melted and seeped down into the grapefruit. It will be juicy, sweet and warm. Serve with a side of raw almonds and kick-start your day with a healthy breakfast.
Wonderful Sweet Scarlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit is from the makers of Wonderful pistacios, POM and other great products. Their Sweet Scarlett’s grapefruits are grown in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. The warm sunny days and cool nights make their grapefruits as sweet and vibrant as they can be.
What’s better is that just half of a Sweet Scarlett Grapefruit has 100% of the daily value of vitamin C with only about 60 calories. They’re naturally fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free. The great news is that they are sold at most major grocery retailers including Walmart, Kroger, Target and many, many others. So have a happy morning and start it with a Wonderful Sweet Scartlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit.
For more recipes to use your grapefruits in, head over to Wonderful Sweet Scarlett’s Texas Red Grapefruit website. They have recently partnered with actress, author and host of “The Real Girls Kitchen”, Haylie Duff. She has created several other mouth watering recipes for you to enjoy with your Sweet Scarlett’s Grapefruit.