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We Love our Grapefruit Sweepstakes
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Organized by Budget EarthWith all of us focusing on dieting and getting healthy, we can't help but look at one of the healthiest fruits out there - the grapefruit. I mean, how can you not like the grapefruit? It has been shown in multiple studies to strengthen the immune system, boost our metabolism, reduce stress, and so much more. That isn't even going into the nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, many people don't seem to care for grapefruit since they can be a bit...sour. People cover up the taste of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with sugar and other sweeteners, which can end up making them not so healthy. What if we told you we knew of the perfect grapefruit that is nutritious and naturally sweet?
I don't tend to eat too many sweets because of watching my weight but when I do I am extremely particular about my favorites! And you better believe my kiddos are obsessed with candy when I will allow them to have it. Mike and Ike's have always been that brand of candy that almost brings back memories instantly of my childhood.
With all my crazy green friendly crafts and hippy homesteading, I had never thought about making my own syrup. Then, when we moved this past fall into farmhouse with lots of property, I started brainstorming all the ways we could live off the land and become self sufficient. A friend from grade school happened to live up the road and he was doing this himself with his two children. When I found out what he was actually doing drilling into his tree with all sorts of tubing, I knew it would something fun the boys and I could do in the spring.