A New Way to Eat Grapefruit

Broiled Grapefruit
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

I absolutely love a tasty (and healthy) dessert, and this one certainly fits the description. Broiled grapefruit is an easy item that requires few ingredients, and it’s oh-so-tasty. You can serve this as a dessert, a snack or even as part of your breakfast. Instead of using maple syrup to sweeten (although it’s full of nutrients including about 54 antioxidants), you can use honey, brown sugar or simply leave it as is. The cinnamon dash on top is of course a good source of flavor but also adds some blood-sugar balancing benefits as well.

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  • 1 grapefruit, halved
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to broil and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the grapefruit in half and place on the baking sheet, flesh up.
  3. Place baking sheet with grapefruit into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or so until the grapefruit is soft and the top is slightly browned.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and drizzle each grapefruit half with maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories80
  • Fat0g
  • Saturated Fat0g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium0mg
  • Carbohydrates19g
  • Fiber2g
  • Sugars15g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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