Grapefruit is not an easy food to get to like. It’s often associated with “dieting” and get’s a bad wrap (btw here is my post about diet mentality of parents and the impacts on fussy kids). It’s a super refreshing citrus fruit. Packed with vitamin C. It also teams well with other foods.

My girls enjoyed this simple slushy-drink last week that I made at the same time as these Grapefruit Zest and White Chocolate Cookie Stars (a recipe I made dairy free, gluten free, egg free, nut free).  I like trying to get a few recipes out of one piece of fruit. The zest in one recipe – the fruit in the other.  Another idea that I saw on pinterest was an avocado and grapefruit salad. This drink is also a great way to introduce fresh mint flavours to kids.

Other smoothie / slushy-drink ideas that we like with fresh mint:

  • Carrot (steamed and chilled), Nectarine, Ice and Mint
  • Celery, Pear, Ice and Mint
  • Frozen Rockmelon, Green Grapes and Mint

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Mint Frappe
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Perfect for spring afternoons or breakfast time when Grapefruits are in season. If you make it thick, you can serve it with a spoon. This is a good one to enjoy outside in the spring sunshine (especially if messy juice isn't your thing).
Serves: 4 drinks
  • ½ pink grapefruit
  • 1½ cup frozen seedless watermelon pieces (freeze for at least 30 minutes)
  • 2 full sprigs of fresh mint
  • Water (as required)
  1. Have the kids pick the leaves of the mint off the stems and add them to a blender
  2. Add the ½ grapefruit and frozen watermelon
  3. Add a little bit of water and blitz in the blender
  4. Add more water to your liking to get the right slushy-drink consistency and ensure all the pieces are blitzed.

I also like using frozen slushy-drinks (aka frappes) when children are teething, ill, have sore throats or other sore mouths to help with the pain and avoid prolonged fussy eating behaviours.


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