Im pretty much a grapefruit hater. I have had it a few times and the bitter taste just isn’t for me. And the gobs of sugar I would put on it to make it edible made this once healthy fruit …not.
So why did I make a recipe with grapefruit being the star? Because I found a way to make it so I will eat it and like it!
I honestly don’t know when my hatred of grapefruit began. I think I had it when I was younger and it was SUPER bitter to the point it made me gag. And after that experience I didn’t see the point of the suffering to eat this fruit.
But it IS good for you…and I am all about feeding my body with all the nutrients it needs…so begrudgingly I went back to the drawing board with grapefruit.
I even made a pro/con list of why I should eat more grapefruit:
It tastes bitter
It is high in enzymes that causes your body to burn fat…big plus
It is high in fiber ( pectin) which improves digestion
It contains salicylic acid which works as a powerful antiseptic…so if I don’t want to eat it I can add some grapefruit juice to water and make a wonderfully smelling antiseptic spray!
And because it is a fat burner, it keeps you full longer!
You could say I was losing in this list…
This time I roasted them, drizzled them with honey and topped it with some coconut cream to balance it out….the results? Phenomenal.
And yes. I roasted these citrus bad boys because I can and you should try it too!
And as far as being a grapefruit hater? I am not one any more. I am a grapefruit liker….it’s still not quite love but it’s close!
- 3 grapefruit, halved
- 3 tbs of raw honey
- 1 can of coconut cream, refrigerate for at least an hour
- Preheat oven to 350
- Place grapefruit halves on baking tray and drizzle with honey
- Roast in oven for 20 minutes
- Pull grapefruit out and allow to cool
- With a mixer or a whisk mix coconut cream until it has some froth to it and out a dollop on top!
- Enjoy with some protein of choice!
Love it! raw honey and coconut cream...I may like grapefruit now too!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
That looks so good!!! I actually have some grapefruits in my fridge right now so I'm going to have to try this!
Yay! I can't wait to hear how you like this!
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