Citrus: Weight-Loss Superfood

Florida has perfectly ripe citruses that burst under the sun with sweet, tangy, tart, and zesty flavors.

Right in my backyard, I harvest oranges and mandarins, and have the kids juice them for breakfast. They love that chore.

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You see, citrus trees tend to “follow” me. Growing up in the mild climate of the French Riviera, they were everywhere. My grandpa had some, and I used to make French lemon tarts with my grandma. photo 3

When I lived in Oxford, England, I couldn’t help but have scones, clotted cream, and orange marmalade  for tea (a British favorite!). And when I decided to move to Florida in 1999, I adapted my cooking to reflect the citrus bounty.

You’re probably aware that citrus is good for you. In fact, citrus may very well be the #1 fiber-packed, fat-torching, hyper-healthy superfood that you need to lose a ton of weight. NOW is the time to Eat More and Burn More.


I’ll show you how with the recipes and photos below. But really, I also encourage you to use the beautiful oranges, grapefruit, blood orange, lime, lemon, and Meyer lemon (oh so sweet!) that nature has to offer.

  • Here is a simple way to segment your citrus fruits.

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=> Start your meal with this ultra-simple starter course: a beet salad, including greens, beets, walnuts, feta, and pink grapefruit segments.

Then try adding citrus fruits in the following:

=> In a salsa recipe, such as my Sweet and spicy Pomelo Avocado Salsa.

=> In a  Tangy Orange Smoothie.


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