What’s low in calories and high in nutrients? Grapefruit! Just half a grapefruit meets 64% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Especially for those trying to bring down the scale, it’s a great way to get your nutrients in without pounding on the calories. It’s also great in regulating the digestive system and preventing constipation due to its high water and fiber content. Grapefruit is perfect for a hot summer day, as it’s made up of 91% water—the second highest water content just after watermelon! Adding a pinch of salt brings out the sweetness in grapefruit, and with a batch of strawberries and a touch of mint, you’ll get this sweetly tangy flavor!
- 3 grapefruits, fresh
- 16 oz container strawberries, fresh
- 6 mint leaves, fresh
- 1 tsp salt
Be sure to give the fruits and leaves a nice scrub before starting!
- Slice grapefruits into 1” cubes, removing the outer peel and inner membrane. Place in a large bowl.
- Remove the stem/leaves of the strawberries. Thinly slice the pieces and then cut the slices in half. Place into the same bowl.
- Stack mint leaves and roll it up into a cylinder. Thinly slice the mint and place in the bowl.
- Add salt and mix well.
- Keep in the fridge until it’s dessert time to allow all the flavors to seep together.