Winter Sun: Grapefruit Brûlée

photo (52)It’s a privilege, that during the darkest and coldest days of the year, we get a bit of sunshine in the form of citrus fruit. Refreshing, colorful and full of vitamin C, I’ve recently made it a habit to start my day with a grapefruit. While grapefruit for breakfast may not be revolutionary, broiled grapefruit certainly is.

Warm like a bright summer day and as cool as a dip in the ocean. It’s quick to make, uses simple ingredients and, you have the added bonus of the broiler warming up your house in the a.m.

The cinnamon, while optional, not only adds flavor, but has anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for curing morning puffiness and can also help reduce your risk of suffering from heart disease or a stroke.

Grapefruit Brûlée

1 ripe grapefruit
1 tsp. stevia (or other sweetener)
1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

Set your own to broil. Slice the grapefruit in half, along the equator, not through the poles where the stem connects and separate the halves. Using a sharp paring knife, make a series of cuts from the center of the grapefruit out, tracing along the membranes. This will loosen the fruit from the membranes. Turn the grapefruit as you cut, making sure not to miss any membranes. Place grapefruit halves on a baking sheet and sprinkle with stevia and cinnamon (if desired). Broil for 5-10 minutes, or until. Serve warm and say goodbye to scurvy.

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