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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
6 Nov 2017

Five Fruits that Make a Delicious Sweet Treat!

We all have those late night cravings for a sweet treat; but sticking to a small, sensible portion can be hard. These fruits make it easier to satisfy that sweet tooth without overindulging.

1) Grapes

Grapes have been proven to contain powerful antioxidants that are thought to slow and prevent many types of cancer. Aside from their health benefits, grapes come in large bunches and are easy to grab before heading out for the day!

2) Frozen Bananas

Bananas contain many essential vitamins and minerals that support overall health. Slicing them up and popping them into the freezer give them a creamier texture. They also last for up to two months in the freezer making them a good alternative to late night ice cream.

3) Strawberries

Strawberries are both antioxidant rich and contain many vitamins and minerals. This nutrient rich fruit has also been shown to boost short term memory. Add some dark chocolate to make this sweet treat even more satisfying!

4) Pineapple

Pineapples are high in Vitamin C and can reduce the risk of macular degeneration; a disease that can affect all ages. So slice up this juicy treat and enjoy!

5) Homemade Fruit Leather

This is a quick and easy treat that the whole family can make together! Fruit leather only requires a food processor, your fruit of choice, and some honey for added sweetness. Puree the ingredients together, place on a silicone mat then bake in the over at 140 degrees for about 3 hours or until dry. Roll it up and store in an airtight container.