I have many fond memories of my grandparents. What I remember the most is my grandfather's affinity to sweets. I have vivid memories of playing in their backyard in San Jose and picking fresh blackberries and raspberries off the bush. I never waited to wash them before I ate them, because even then I had little patience.
Another sweet treat my grandfather would have is a grapefruit cut in half with a dash of maple syrup. At the time, the tartness of the grapefruit simply made me pucker my lips, despite the maple syrup. Yet somehow, since transitioning to whole foods-paleo inspired, I have revisited this little trick, and guess what?.....I love it.
I use it as a refreshing lateral shift maneuver when my sweet tooth strikes.
1 organic whole grapefruit
1 tsp organic Maple Syrup
Serves 2 (or 1 depending on your mood)
Slice the grapefruit in half. Rest in a small bowl if desired to keep it upright to prevent the maple syrup from spilling. Score the grapefruit around the edge and in-between in order to be able to scoop out the pulp.
Drizzle 1/2 tsp of maple syrup onto the center of each half. Using the spoon, scoop out the pulp of the grapefruit and enjoy.
It will likely be messy especially if you pick it up to maximize getting the most fruit out of the peel this way.
Remove. Replace. Restore.
Remove refined sugars.
Replace with whole organic fruit in unique ways.
Restore health and even old memories or make new ones.
Eat well. Move well. Sleep well. Thrive on.
Dr Carolyn Dolan DPT, Cert MDT, MSHN
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