This salad is a great way to enjoy some of the fruit that is in season during the winter. Although pineapple is not considered a citrus fruit, I think it really balances out the bitter grapefruit and the overall acidity of the citrus fruits. All of these fruits are high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. Pink and red grapefruit are also high in lycopene, another powerful antioxidant that may help to protect against cancer and heart disease. Try this fruit salad with a half cup of plain Greek yogurt for a quick breakfast or snack. It's also tasty as dessert following a spicy meal.
1 cup chopped grapefruit sections
1 cup small pineapple chunks
1 cup chopped oranges or tangerine sections
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Allergen Info: none
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