Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Grapefruit-Orange Breakfast Shake

It's National Grapefruit Month!  Hurry and make this yummy breakfast smoothie, before the month is over.
This shake is not too sweet and filled with fiber, as it uses the fruit itself and not just the juice.  Recipe comes from a book I am really enjoying, called A Good Food Day:  Reboot Your Health with Food That Tastes Great by Marco Canora, with Tammy Walker.
Canora is a chef who found himself overweight, pre-diabetic, suffering from gout, etc. due to his poor eating habits.  Kind of like the shoemaker's kids who don't have shoes, it seems that many professional chefs spend their waking hours making good food for others yet neglecting their own diets.  This was true for Canora.  Lucky for us, he made some healthy changes and shares his real-life wisdom in this book.
I am still reading the breakfast chapter, but he's already got me buying steel-cut oats and chia seeds and putting stuff like cilantro in my smoothies.  Someone take my temperature, quick.

A GOOD FOOD DAY'S
ODE TO ORANGE JULIUS SHAKE
1/2 grapefruit, peeled
1/2 orange, peeled
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. honey
1 c. ice
1/2 c. plain yogurt (Canora recommends full-fat plain Greek yogurt; I use fat-free regular plain yogurt)

Put everything in your super duper blender and whirl away.  (Note:  I blend the grapefruit, orange, vanilla, and honey first, in one batch, then add the ice and yogurt and blend again.  I find when I put honey in the blender at the same time as anything frozen, the honey just congeals into a sad little ball at the bottom and refuses to mix well.  Poor little honey.)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Farm Girl said...

Since I still have tons of citrus on my trees this would be nice.
I am running out of ideas and people look the other way when I have a bag in my hand with oranges and grapefruit. Maybe this will be what I start fixing next. Thanks Lynn.
I hope all is going well with you.

February 25, 2016 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Heather LeFebvre said...

So glad you enjoyed the Willoughbys!!! I can't wait to get a full-color version of the Winnie the Pooh book because the one I read was a black and white "advanced reader copy". Loved that book!

February 26, 2016 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Uh oh, I missed this shake for Grapefruit Month but, it's never too late to whip up such deliciousness. Thanks for that tip about the honey, Lynn...I just bought a new "super duper" blender and I wouldn't want to have to clean those sticky blades, lol...

Thanks for sharing, Lynn...

March 6, 2016 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Great data for Allah God said...

Oh my goodness! this looks awesome! My kids would love this so much...and maybe I would share with them...

March 22, 2016 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

It looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing.

April 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Ilya said...

I love grapefruit. I find that it also helps me lose weight.

July 14, 2016 at 10:01 AM  

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