Every Winter my grandparents ‘snowbird’ in Yuma, Arizona. They usually come back sometime in March. On their way home they always stop by our house to share with us some of the yummy food they have been enjoying down there. The one thing they always bring us are large, juicy, delicious grapefruit. My husband seriously looks forward to it every year because you just can’t find grapefruit like that around here. They aren’t the dark pink grapefruit – they are more of a yellow color on the outside and a pale pink on the inside. When our supply of those grapefruit run out, we have to settle and buy the big bag of grapefruit from Costco. Some people have an evening tradition of eating a bowl of cereal or a bowl of ice cream. Pretty much every night I can count on my husband with a bowl full of grapefruit. My 2 year old has now caught on and they both love sitting and eating grapefruit together. Its actually pretty cute.
I love grapefruit also. My 4 year old doesn’t love it. In fact she won’t touch it with a 10 foot spoon. She does however love smoothies and slushies. And this is exactly how I got her to eat grapefruit. One of the reasons I think that she doesn’t love grapefruit is because it is so tart. For this slushy, I combined the tart grapefruit with a frozen banana for sweetness and it was the perfect compliment.
You will need fresh grapefruit and a frozen banana. (Oh and some ice)
Peel your grapefruit and try to get as much of the pith off as you can.
In a blender, combine the grapefruit, frozen banana, and desired amount of ice. More ice will make it thicker. Voila. A super refreshing, delicious summer slushy – oh not to mention full of nutrients.