Banana and Grapefruit Salad

This is a delicious cholesterol-free, high potassium, low sodium fruit salad. Use ripe sweet bananas with brown spots on the skin. The combination of sweet banana and the slightly bitter grapefruit is surprisingly pleasant. If you have high blood pressure this is a great breakfast! This salad serves one person and provides 3 servings of fruit which is 1/3 of the CDC recommended 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Banana Grapefruit Salad

   Serves 1
  • 1 Pink Grapefruit
  • 1 medium Banana
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed meal (optional)
  • 1. Cut the grapefruit in ½ and scoop the pulp into a bowl
  • 2. Slice bananas, add to the grapefruit and mix.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of flax seed meal over fruit and enjoy

Calories: 187
Protein: 3 g
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Potassium: 778.28 mg
Sodium: 1.18 mg
Carbohydrate: 45 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Grapefruits and medications
Grapefruit juice may slow down metabolism and the time it takes to empty your stomach. This can increase the blood concentration of the drug and increase toxic effects.  Injected drugs are not affected. Different people are affected differently and some not at all. Different brands of grapefruit juice has different effects in the same people. The strongest interactions occur when you drink grapefruit juice WITH the medication or within 4 hours before taking it. DON’T TAKE GRAPEFRUIT JUICE WITH MEDICATIONS!  Continue to eat whole grapefruits.