Broiled protein grapefruit

Whether you are looking for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack, here is an amazing healthy alternative to your traditional protein shake or eggs.  A pink grapefruit and yogurt blend can offer up a really amazing treat.  Sweet, filling and healthy, this meal is a meal of itself.  It takes 5 minutes to make.  Yes, you read correctly-5 minutes. So no excuses.  Oh, can’t do grapefruit?  Then do an orange instead!

Here’s the deal.  Broil the grapefruit in the broiler for 5 minutes after sprinkling the cinnamon on for meltage (is there such word?)  Then after 5, take it out, and open up a 365 brand (Whole Food’s brand which is cost-effective) vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt (6 oz) and pour on top.  Afterwards, sprinkle on some more cinnamon.  Then pack up to take with you to work, or eat it now, if it’s time for a meal.

Why these ingredients?  Check out the amazing benefits of these super foods:

Grapefruit: First and foremost, it curbs appetite for most.  How?  According tothe Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, the small grapefruit orbs that we ingest lower your post-meal levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar and fat metabolism. This lowering of insulin will diminish your need to eat more.  Grapefruit also possesses potent antioxidants, but grapefruit can interfere with some meds so check with your doctor if you are on any.

Nonfat Greek Yogurt: The only yogurt out there with 15 grams+ of protein.  Even though you see these low fat yogurts, you will now have a heightened awareness of its protein content.  You will quickly see that most yogurts, other than Greek, have less than 12 grams of protein per container.  As a woman you need at least 15 grams.  Most men need an upwards of 25-30 grams of protein per meal.  Greek yogurt also possesses calcium which is good for your bones.  The probiotics in Greek yogurt offer your gut a pleasant environment too.  Not to mention, this thick substance is quite filling when you eat it.

Cinnamon: Would you believe that this spice might lower sugar levels in diabetics? Cinnamon may also assist with lowering systemic inflammation, however, too much of this stuff might be toxic to the liver.  So, be normal with your servings and don’t just shake the whole jar of it down your throat.  (JK)

Eating whole foods is the way to go!  Treat your body like the temple it is.