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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Recovering Grapefruit Junkie Lapses

I went through a phase with two good friends where we ate red grapefruit ALL THE TIME. That was a super healthy phase in my life: everyday we ate grapefruit, spinach and cottage cheese for lunch and worked out together after work. Those were the days…what happened?!?! I’ll tell you what happened…TJ’s chocolate covered pretzels, that’s what.

While I may not eat grapefruit every day anymore, I still LOVE LOVE LOVE red, sweet grapefruits (and Ruby Red juice, which I can chug, chug, chug). As I was enjoying an especially tasty grapefruit today (even Cate ate a few pieces!), I decided I needed to share some pictures of it with you (yes, I went picture crazy today) as well as the most killer technique for eating it.

The BEST WAY EVER to eat a grapefruit:

Get yourself a red flesh grapefruit – sample varieties are Ruby, Rio, or Star.

2. Peel the grapefruit.

3. Break it in half (the only reason it’s cut in my pictures was because it was pretty…you don’t have to cut it) and peel off the rind from the grapefruit flesh. The rind pretty much stays together while you peel off the flesh from each slice.

4. Enjoy!!!

Forget a spoon. It’s only going to massacre your fruit, destroying the texture. Trust me – it is so much better this way and worth the extra 5 minutes it takes to peel. Yum.


  1. 1

    I’m going to have to try your technique! Awesome photos, as usual.

  2. 2
    Shane and Becca

    Ahh, you read my mind. I’ve been gorging on grapefruit all week!

  3. 3
    kim & co.

    I’ll have to try that–I’m another grapefruit addict, but I’ve never tried peeling them.

  4. 5

    You have a very nice blog, good post…keep up the good job

  5. 6

    The last time I ate grapefruit I was in pre school and my teacher had sprinkled sugar on hers and shared some with me.
    The pink looks really good…is it super tart like the white? I might be tempted into trying the pink if I knew it was sweet and juicy!

  6. 7
    Jane Maynard

    I can’t even eat the yellow grapefruit…even with a pound of sugar on it. this is much much sweeter – still has that tart kick to it…but you totally don’t need sugar. you need to try it! just make sure it’s one of the sweet, red varieties! 🙂

  7. 8

    I have been on a serious red grapefruit kick for the past two weeks … ice cold, plain and so good…

  8. 9
    Barbara Bakes

    Jane – I’m now converted. I had never eaten a peeled grapefruit before. It’s definitely the only way to have it. Thanks!

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