Who doesn’t want to burn fat? Well, if you like grapefruit you’re already ahead of the game. Like many citrus fruits, it has fat-burning properties. But unlike many other citrus fruits, grapefruit is considered a star fat burner.
The iconic “Grapefruit Diet” aside, incorporating this fruit into your every day healthy diet is a great idea if your goal is weight loss or maintenance. Eating just a half before each meal is considered, at the very least, a great way to get fiber that reduces your appetite and balances your regulatory system.
Since there are a million and one ways to enjoy them, we’re sharing an innovative way to incorporate grapefruit into each meal of the day.
Grapefruit for Breakfast
Already considered mainly a breakfast food, there’s nothing incredibly revolutionary about pairing it with the first meal of the day. But a less-employed method of enjoying grapefruit is to bake it.
Putting a half sprinkled with a bit of stevia and cinnamon into an 375-degree oven for 15 minutes makes a delectable dish. Pair it with a slice of multigrain toast topped with avocado and egg and you have a winning start to the day.
Grapefruit for Lunch
Keeping lunch light but satiating is easy when you pair citrus with seafood. Marinating sushi-grade salmon or ahi tuna in the juice from a fresh ruby red with a tablespoon of olive oil and fresh herbs will brighten up the sashimi and up its nutrient factor.
Grapefruit for Dinner
There are countless ways to incorporate citrus into a salad, but a particularly great one for summer is a Kale, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad. Toss some fresh chunks of citrus over a bed of fresh kale greens with avocado, cucumber, and your favorite protein and you’ve got a dinner that will both excite you and fill you up. Dress it with oil and vinegar and enjoy satisfying your daily nutrient goals with a big bowl of this winner.
In addition to being a highly affordable and versatile fruit, grapefruit is delicious all on its own. Enjoying it as a mid-morning or midday snack is sure to give you energy and create a feeling of fullness. It even pairs well with 310 Vanilla as a substitute for the orange in the Orange Cream smoothie recipe.
Ultimately, enjoying this citrus superstar any time of day is a winning way to complement your diet. Pick some up today and look for daily ways to make it a part of your meal plan!