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Broiled Grapefruit with Frozen Yogurt and Crushed Brazil Nuts

A refreshing dessert bursting with healthy nutrients!
broiled grapefruit

For a simple dessert that is both refreshing and packed with key nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, broiled grapefruit is a must-try. And as an added bonus? This dish can be whipped up in under 10 minutes.

The nutrients in grapefruit may support many aspects of our health, including immune health and heart health. And the addition of nuts not only gives this treat a crunch, but also gives this dish a boost of healthy fats and plant-based protein. Topping this warm and juicy dessert with frozen yogurt adds some bone-building calcium to this powerhouse recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Eat This, Not That! Medical Board Expert Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC. She is also the author of the cookbook The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook, which includes 74 other nutrient-packed recipes are featured.

Serves 4

You'll Need

2 large grapefruits, halved crosswise
1/2 cup crushed walnuts, Brazil nuts, or pistachios
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a baking dish, place the grapefruit halves, cut side up, in the dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the flesh of the grapefruit. Broil for 3 minutes, or until sugar is bubbly. Remove from heat.
  4. Top each grapefruit half with 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt

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Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC
Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, and recipe developer who has been in practice for almost 20 years. Read more