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Pucker Up: 5 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Looking for delicious grapefruit recipes? Sweet and tangy, here are some of the best grapefruit recipes that even your grandma would be proud of.

Did you know that grapefruit can improve your heart health? Or that it can help you lose those little extra pounds you've been struggling with, thanks to the fiber in it? 

You can always eat grapefruit as it is or with a little sugar on top. But there's way more you can do with it! 

There's an endless amount of grapefruit recipes you can try out for every single meal of the day, including red grapefruit recipes. Who knew grapefruit could be such a versatile ingredient?

If you're curious to know what we're talking about, keep reading to discover these 5 awesome grapefruit recipes. You'll want to get in the kitchen as soon as you finish reading this article!

For Breakfast: Grapefruit Overnight Oatmeal

If you're a busy person and you don't know about overnight oats yet, get ready because your life is about to change.

You've been hearing about the importance of having a good breakfast every day for a long, long time. But we all know that as life goes by, we get more responsibilities and less time to make sure we maintain good habits, like eating your breakfast every day.

With overnight oats, that's not a problem anymore.

All you need to do is put half a grapefruit in a mason jar, with your milk of choice, oats, shredded coconut and some seasonings. Put it in the fridge for the night and it'll be ready to eat first thing in the morning!

Grapefruit Overnight Oatmeal

For Lunch or Dinner: Grapefruit & Avocado Buddha Bowl

We've all heard about buddha bowls. Now more than ever it's trendy to eat healthy dishes full of fresh vegetables and fruits. Also known as... buddha bowls!

You can get as creative as you want to when you make your bowls. So you don't necessarily have to use everything the recipe tells you to if you're not a fan of any of the ingredients or if you simply don't have them at home.

Tip: if you need to replace any of the ingredients, try to go for one that has similar nutritional value.

Grapefruit & Avocado Buddha Bowl

For Dessert: Leche Flan with Grapefruit

This Filipino-inspire recipe isn't your everyday type of dessert, but it is a great choice for when you have a dinner party at home and want to wow all your guests.

It doesn't need that many ingredients and you probably already have all of them in your pantry, which is always a plus. But you'll have to make the custard, the flan and put it all together, so it might take you a while to finish them.

But in the end, it'll be worth it. The little tars are so beautiful, none of your guests will resist snapping a picture before they start eating!

Leche Flan with Grapefruit

As a Snack: Roasted Grapefruit with Walnut Granola

If you're already a fan of eating grapefruit when you're craving a little something, this recipe is just a way of spicing up your snack of choice.

It's really simple: all you need to do is heat up your grapefruit in the oven, then put your walnut granola on top and then put in the oven again for a little longer.

Once again, you can get creative with this recipe. Seeds, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, nuts: you can add whatever you want.

Roasted Grapefruit with Walnut Granola

Something to Drink: Danny Ocean Cocktail

Of course, we couldn't end this article without suggesting a nice grapefruit drink. If you buy or grow the right ones, your grapefruits will be beautifully juicy and there are many things you can do with them: juices, smoothies, tea...

But today we decided to go for a Friday night type of beverage.

The Danny Ocean cocktail combines tequila, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, agave, and maraschino liqueur and it makes a delicious drink for you to celebrate the end of the week!

Danny Ocean Cocktail

Get Creative, Create Your Own Grapefruit Recipes!

After reading about these five recipes, you have a better grasp of which foods pair up well with grapefruit. So why not create your own original recipes too?

You can even do it with the kids and spend some quality time together in the kitchen. We're sure they'll love to get their hands dirty, especially if you give them complete freedom to come up with their own grapefruit recipes as well!

If you want to start growing your own grapefruit, we have beautiful Rio Red Grapefruit Trees available in our citrus tree collection. Go check it out!