Thursday, January 27, 2011

Grapefruit Tea

My grandpa swears that boiling a grapefruit - rind and all - in water produces something that will fight a cold off like no other. Last week I was sick and my parents have a tree bursting with grapefruit, so I tried it out. It was incredible, once I added some agave nectar.

I made it a few mornings in a row and even got a little exotic by adding some blueberries to the mix. Now I'm not sure that it punched out my cold, but it was a deliciously warm beverage for the morning.

Post Edit: At the request of Stephanie, here is an estimated exact recipe.

whole grapefruit, cut small wedges
other fruit (optional)

Dump ingredients into a pot, cover and boil on medium heat. Boil for 10-15mins or until grapefruit looks like the life has been boiled out of it. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

that sounds so good! How long do you boil it for? Is it just the rind or did you leave the grapefruit part in too?