Broiled Grapefruit w/ Vanilla ‘Cream’
This morning, like every other morning, I woke up to the sound of my phone’s alarm trilling out its familiar tune. Except when I rolled over and groped groggily at my bedside table in an effort to silence it, I realized that my alarm was already silent – that, in fact, it was my boyfriends phone going off. It’s 6 am- thanks Leif. I couldn’t go back to sleep so I scoured the web- per usual when I’m bored. I was looking through Nasty Gal’s sale section and all of a sudden my mouth began to water as it gave me a craving for grapefruit. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have much of a dinner last night but the bright pink interior and dimpled yellow exterior of the grapefruit vegetaBowl made me think about my nifty recipe to prepare grapefruit.
I immediately jumped out of bed and bee lined to my kitchen to make the recipe. I sprinkled half a grapefruit with a little cinnamon and coconut crystal (sugar) then place it under the broiler for a few minutes; it couldn’t be easier to make. You just broil it until the sugar begins to bubble and caramelize a little, melting into the tangy grapefruit beneath. I topped it off with a dollop of vanilla infused Greek yogurt and coconut flakes for a little more substance. Don’t be turned off to the idea of eating warm grapefruit until you have tried this! It seems more appropriate as a dessert because of how sweet and delicious it is. But because I used Greek yogurt instead of whipped cream and coconut crystal instead of refined sugar it is still very healthy! It definitely sweetened up my morning (after being woken up unnecessary) as I hope it will sweeten your day as well.
- 1 grapefruit, halved
- 1/4 teaspoon cinammon
- 2 teaspoon coconut sugar, plus 1 teaspoo for yogurt
- 4 tablespoons nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, more for garnish (optional)