The Fourth of July Fruit Salad

This red, white, and blue fruit salad makes a great snack for a summer picnic.

How to Make the Fourth of July Fruit Salad
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Fresh fruits and veggies are a must if you don’t want to jeopardize your fitness gains over the summer by eating too much barbecue and potato salad. Enjoying fresh, quality foods when they are at their peak for nutrition is among the most nurturing things you can do for yourself and others.

Start your day with this healthy fruit-based breakfast to keep yourself from filling up on the bad stuff. And remember, whether you’re enjoying breakfast with vegans or omnivores, almost everyone enjoys a festive fruit salad.

Nutrition (2 cup serving)

Calories 110; Carbs 28 g; Protein 2 g; Fat 0.50 g; Omega-3 0.04 g; Fiber 3 g

Recipe and photo courtesy of Kristi Keating, a contributing expert to Men’s Fitness and HUMANFITPROJECT.

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Prep time

10 min.

  • 8 cups chopped watermelon (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups whole strawberries, chopped
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced

Place all ingredients, except banana, into a serving bowl. Slice and add your banana right before serving so it doesn't turn brown.

Mix well to combine. Serve with a garnish of mint leaves.