I have sort of a love/hate relationship with grapefruit. I definitely have to find sneaky ways to get myself to eat it. By far my favorite way is by roasting it in the oven. Now, my second favorite way is in tea. You can actually take the peel and make tea out of it, all on its own. I definitely plan on doing this soon. The rind carries a lot of the same benefits as the fruit itself. Actually, according to some sources, the peel has even more Vitamin C. So, definitely find a way to work in into your routine. If you don't want to make tea from it, you can use it for skin care. Add it to a bath or just rub the peel on your skin. It's obviously best in these cases if your grapefruit is organic.
Like I said, I'm not the biggest grapefruit fan, but these are my mom's homegrown. So, I put them to use because it seems like it would be such a waste otherwise. It's definitely forced me to get pretty creative. I've got some ideas for the rest of my batch.
Here's what you'll need:
- 3 bags of green tea
- 3 cups of boiling water
- 2 thick slices of grapefruit - I used pink grapefruit
- Pour boiling water over green tea bags and grapefruit. Brew per directions. My tea only took about two minutes.
- Remove tea bags and fruit and set tea aside to cool.
- Add ice cubes and serve cold.
I strained out my grapefruit with the tea, because otherwise it will get very, very bitter. It's super healthy, but if you just want a lightly infused flavor, you'll want to strain them out with the tea. I didn't sweeten mine at all. It didn't seem like it needed it, but a little bit of honey definitely wouldn't hurt.