Three easy ingredients, a few minutes to section a grapefruit, a whirl in the blender and you’ll be slurping your homemade (and delicious) grapefruit slushie in no time. Grapefruits are low in calories but full of nutrients. They support clear, healthy skin, help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions and may even help with weight loss as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.
Eating half of a grapefruit per day will meet 64% of your vitamin C needs, 28% of vitamin A, 2% of calcium and 2% of magnesium. Grapefruits also contain small amounts of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper. Not only are pink grapefruits high in common vitamins and minerals, they also pack a powerful antioxidant punch with lycopene and beta-carotene along with the phytonutrients limonoids and naringenin. Studies have shown that fresh pink or red grapefruit contains higher quantities of bioactive compounds and has significantly higher antioxidant potential than white or yellow grapefruit.
- 1 large grapefruit, sectioned, juiced (about ¾ cup of juice/grapefruit sections combined)
- 1 tablespoon sugar*
- 2½ cups ice
- To the pitcher of a blender, add grapefruit sections and juice, sugar and ice. (*Adjust sweetness to preference.)
- Blend on high until fruit is blended and ice is totally crushed.