A five-minute fruit salad

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Need a quick snack during your break? Here’s a simple three-fruit recipe that gives you two servings of taste, nutrition, and energy. All you need is two bananas, an apple, and a plum, along with either a Ziploc bag or small (2 cup) container.

  • Peel and cut the two bananas, each into 10-12 pieces.
  • Cut the plum in half, remove the pit, and continue to cut until you have eight pieces.
  • Cut the four sides off the apple, dispose of the core, and continue to cut until you have sixteen pieces.

Now, you simply mix the fruit in a bowl, and set aside half in your bag or container. (Be sure to label it with a Sharpie so that officemates don’t steal it…unless you don’t mind sharing, of course!) Next comes the best part: eat and enjoy!

Of course, you can use any combination of fruit when you do a fruit salad. We’ve started with this recommendation as these are currently in season, and the crisp texture of the apple complements the softer banana and plum nicely. Additionally, the acidity of the plum provides a flavorful counterpoint to the sweetness of the apple and banana.

This simple snack gives you a great energy boost. Within 170 calories per serving, you’ll get 29% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, nearly 500 milligrams of potassium, and plenty of dietary fiber to keep you healthy and happy throughout the day! Plus, sealed properly, your snack will be there for a good 24 hours.

We hope you enjoy this quick recipe for fruit salad. Live well!