Grapefruit breakfast fruit salad
How to eat grapefruit. Easy grapefruit breakfast fruit salad recipe with avocado, banana, sunflower seeds and more. Healthy quick and easy breakfast idea. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free breakfast. Great introduction to eating grapefruit.
I learned how to eat a grapefruit like this about two decades ago. Wow, time flies.
The key is to balance the sourness of the grapefruit with sweetness from other fruits.
This is a delicious way to enjoy grapefruit for breakfast. It’s full of fiber, minerals and vitamins.
Since grapefruit can be so tart and sour, it’s best for people new to eating it, to balance that out with some sweetness. We do that by adding the following ingredients to our fruit salad.
- Grapefruit – Red and pink grapefruit are the sweetest, but use whatever you can find.
- Avocado – The fat in the avocado help to smooth out the tartness in the grapefruit.
- Banana – Adds a natural sweetness to balance out the tartness.
- Maple syrup – Adds a nice sweetness
- Sunflower seeds – Adds a nice crunch to balance out all the soft fruit.
How to cut and peel a grapefruit
There are various ways to cut a grapefruit. The way I suggest for the recipe below is to cut it lengthwise.
- Find the nub on top of the fruit, or where the grapefruit was picked off the tree. Cut it lengthwise that way, instead of in the middle of the fruit, like you would orange slices.
- After cutting it lengthwise, cut it in half, lengthwise a few more times, like you would an orange. You want to create about 4-6 slices of grapefruit.
- Peel it with your hands, like you would orange slices.
- Now cut the grapefruit up into smaller pieces and add it to the bowl. You can also cut away the skin if you don’t like chewing on that.
How to eat grapefruit for breakfast
There are a few different ways to eat grapefruit. The recipe below is a really nice introduction into eating grapefruit for breakfast.
Once you peel it and cut it up like and orange, cut it up into smaller bite-sized pieces and put it in a bowl
Add some chopped banana, avocado, sunflower seeds and top it off with some maples syrup.
The fattiness of the avocado and the sweetness of the banana and maple syrup, really help to balance out the tartness of the grapefruit.
When you top it with sunflower seeds, it adds a nice crunchy texture.
So, give this a try the next time you but grapefruit. I promise you will fall in love with grapefruit if you pair it with some sweet fruits.
How do I pick out a ripe grapefruit
Hold a few grapefruit at the grocery store and choose the heavier ones. You can’t really tell if a grapefruit is ripe by its color, so it’s best to go by its heaviness.
Don’t choose a grapefruit that is squishy, soft or wrinkly. They have gone bad.
This is great to make a big batch and keep it in the fridge, ready to go for a quick breakfast. The bananas will become a bit brown, but they will still taste good. Eat this within 2-3 days after making.
More recipes to try
- Vegan fried egg breakfast sandwich
- Crispy breakfast potatoes
- Eggless french toast
- Vegan hash
- Vegan pumpkin pancakes
Delicious Grapefruit Breakfast Fruit Salad
- 2 grapefruits (peeled, de-seeded and roughly cubed (watch video to learn how to cut))
- 2 bananas (roughly cubed)
- ½ avocado (roughly cubed)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsps sunflower seeds
- Peel and roughly cube up the fruit so they’re all about the same size2 grapefruits, 2 bananas, ½ avocado
- Mix together in a bowl and top with maple syrup and sunflower seeds2 tbsps sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp maple syrup
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