Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe | STACK
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

The DIY Athlete: Homemade Fruit Strips

July 23, 2012 | Kelly Sundstrom

Must See Nutrition Videos


Looking for a nutritious post-workout snack? Homemade fruit strips can give you a healthy boost, without the artificial ingredients often found in store bought varieties. Re-energize your body with an all-natural post-workout fruit strip today.

Homemade Fruit Strip Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Food processor
  • Jelly roll pan
  • Waxed paper
  • Plastic wrap

Homemade Fruit Strip Instructions:

Wash strawberries and raspberries, then pour them into food processor. Purée until smooth.

Add three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice to the food processor. Mix for 30 seconds. The honey will add extra sweetness to the fruit strips, and the lemon juice will keep the coloration bright.

Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Spread the purée on the waxed paper evenly.

Bake at 170 degree Fahrenheit for six to eight hours. You can tell if the fruit strips have baked long enough if they are pliable, yet moisture-free.

With a sharp knife, cut the fruit into individual strips. Wrap each one in plastic wrap for easy packing.

More Cool Stuff You'll Like

3 Holiday Recipes that Won't Ruin Healthy Habits

Eat well, celebrate with friends and feel good. Read on for my top tips for how to avoid post fe(a)stivity guilt as well as a few holiday recipes that...

3 Power-Packed Milkshakes to Boost Recovery

7 Easy-to-Make Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks

Mix It Up With These High-Protein Meatloaf Muffin Snacks

Vegetarian Recipes for the Carnivorous Athlete

3 Summer Shakes That Boost Athletic Performance

Healthy Snack Recipes for Hungry Athletes

A Recipe for Healthy Turkey Burgers

5 Non-Boring Ways to Eat Eggs

STACKletes Speak: "Healthy" Purple Drink and Fried Chicken

Protein-Packed Smoothies Without Protein Powder

Cooking for the Cooking-Inept: The Slow Cooker, Explained

Lunch Box Special: Tobin Heath's Old-School Pre-Game Favorite

5 Non-Boring Ways to Eat Ground Turkey

3 Recipes to Spice Up Chocolate Milk

5 Non-Boring Ways to Eat Salmon

Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Meals

Kait's Meal of the Month: Healthy Chicken Piccata

Start Your New Year With These Holiday-Inspired Smoothies

6 Simple Power Recipes for Vegetarian Athletes

5 Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes

Simply Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes

4 Easy Recipe Substitutions for Take-Out Food

Weight Loss and the Mediterranean Style Diet

5 Non-Boring Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Makeover: Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms

4 Post-Workout Shakes for Recovery and Building Muscle

Paleo-Friendly Meals for CrossFit Athletes

5 Healthy Stuffing Recipes for Turkey Day

Quinoa Recipes: A Super-Healthy Grain, 5 Ways

5 Non-Boring, Easy and Healthy Canned Tuna Recipes

'Ultimate Oatmeal' Recipe For Runners

Make Gains With This Post-Workout Shake Recipe

7 Delicious Muscle-Building Smoothie Recipes

Kait's Meal of the Month: Eggplant Turkey Boats

Delightful Desserts for the Grill

Cure Breakfast Boredom With 3 Simple Healthy 'Boosts'

Fuel Your Next Run With This Homemade Energy Bar

Gain or Lose Weight With Oatmeal Pancakes

4 Athlete-Friendly Microwave Meals

Kait's Meal of the Month: Roasted Spaghetti Squash

5 Healthy Recipes to Start Your New Year

6 Delicious and Healthy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

Kait's Meal of the Month: Crock Pot Beef Stew

A Better Baked Ziti

6 Ways to Liven Up Your Winter Diet With Citrus