Monday, May 14, 2012

Grapefruit Slushie Recipe

Grapefruit slushy
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There are so many health benefits to eating grapefruit. If you're  not having at least a few a week you are really cheating yourself and your diet out of some great benefits. Take a look:

WARNING: If you are on medication that lowers cholesterol ie: statins, check with your doctor before consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Grapefruit does not mix well with certain statin medications and can have serious health implications if taken together.

1. Grapefruit is low in calories - One whole grapefruit is only about 80 calories
2. Grapefruit is low in sodium
3. High in Potassium
4. High in Vitamin C
5. Full of fat burning Enzymes
6. No fat

Now that is just a small list, there are some amazing studies that have named Grapefruit as one of the most healthiest fruits you can eat. But for now, here's a simple recipe for a Super healthy Grapefruit slushy, perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or an alternative to dessert. Important note, you'll need a powerful blender for best results. See a product review on Product Dudz about the new Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender. 

Grapefruit Slushie

One large grapefruit
1/4 cup of sweetener, (I recommend using either Stevia in the raw or Truvia)
25 ice cubes
This can serve up to four people depending on what size glass you use.

1. Halve one grapefruit and squeeze juice into blender. Make sure your blender is capable of crushing ice very well. If your blender isn't great at crushing ice, use ice that has already been crushed if you have it on hand.

2. Once you have juiced the grapefruit, peel and add any remaining pulp to the blender. I never throw away the pulp, its where the fiber is and why waste it. You'll also get any remaining juice from it too.

3. Pulse. At this stage I like to give the blender a few good pulses to get the juice and remaining pulp pieces well blended.

4. Add in 1/4 of Stevia in the Raw,  or Truvia. Pulse a few more times to get it mixed in well.

5. Add in 25 (yes I counted them) 25 ice cubes and begin pulsing until ice has been completely crushed to snow like consistency. The slushy should look pink at this point and be somewhat thick.

6. Serve.  Pour or scoop into glasses and serve with a straw. You can add a little sprig of mint for garnish.

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