Berries are my jam. They’re antioxidant superstars and are low in sugar while totally hitting the spot when I get a sweet tooth. If you’re a berry lover too then this berry salad is for you.
Take a bunch of fresh seasonal berries, top them with some naturally sweet n’ tangy plants and finish them off with a little crunch. Voilá! You’ve got a rawkstar breakfast berry fruit salad to share (or not!).
I love bringing fresh fruit to the brunch, party or dinner. This berry salad elevates the fresh fruit offering to a gorgeously yummy dish. It’s super simple to make, so grab those berries and let’s get started!
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Breakfast Fruit Salad Recipe
Make sure to wash and dry all the fruit before adding it to your bowl. You can either keep all the berries whole or slice the strawberries, your choice. Add a pink or yellow grapefruit that’s been peeled and segmented, again keeping the slices whole or chopping them in half.
After you drizzle the orange juice and maple syrup over the fruit, very gently mix it all together. You don’t want to smash the berries yet you do want to distribute the ‘dressing’ evenly.
I love the addition of mint yet if it’s not your favorite flavor then omit it. Sprinkle the sliced almonds and your gorgeous berry salad is ready to enjoy.
If you aren’t already convinced that berries are great Top Superfoods List to add to your daily routine then read on:
- The antioxidants in berries help protect your cells from free radicals.
- Though berries are known for their sweetness, they are typically low in sugar and can help control blood sugar.
- Berries are especially high in fiber, which many Americans are lacking.
- Benefit from all the anti-inflammatory properties when you include these bright fruits in your diet.
Enjoy the deliciousness that comes from berries along with incredible health benefits designed to help you live your best life.
Easy Ingredient Swaps
I chose berries that are all fresh at the same time in Central Florida. Feel free to swap out any of these with berries that are local and seasonal for you.
If nut-free is what you need, then swap out the almonds with hemp hearts to keep the nutty flavor and crunch. Coconut flakes also pair well with this fruity concoction in place of almonds.
Honey can replace maple syrup, or omit altogether to keep this lower in natural sugar.
Berry Salad FAQs
Try to make it and eat it the same day so all the fruit is fresh. If you wash and dry the berries well before mixing together, this salad can be made in the morning, then refrigerated until ready to enjoy.
I added grapefruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice to my bowl of berries to balance out the sweetness and add a bit more color.
Honestly, choose local, seasonally fresh berries for your salad. These might change depending on your location and that’s fine! I follow EWG’s Dirty Dozen when choosing which organic produce to buy.
More Breakfast Recipes
If you’re looking for an entire breakfast spread made with mostly plants, then I’ve got some great recipes for you to add to your menu:
- Savory Breakfast Bowl
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Steel Cut Oats
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding
- Jam Stuffed Muffins
- Vegan Yogurt Parfaits
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- Chocolate Hazelnut Crepes
Don’t forget to tag @SimpleGreenSmoothies so I can see your incredible creations! I’d also love if you left a rating so I know how you liked this fun recipe.
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 grapefruit peeled and segmented
- 3 tbsp orange juiced
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup mint fresh
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- In a serving bowl, combine the berries and grapefruit.
- Drizzle the orange juice and maple syrup on top.
- Sprinkle with the mint and almonds.
- If this won’t be served right away, squeeze fresh lemon juice over top and store in the fridge with an air-tight lid.
- Swap grapefruit with an orange.
- Swap maple syrup with honey (turns this vegan dish into a vegetarian one).
- To make this nut-free, swap almonds with hemp hearts or sunflower seeds.
Great Salad, delicious and sweet
Simple, flavorful salad that was easy to assemble. Had it for breakfast and it hit the spot. Especially love the inclusion of mint. I did remove the strawberry stems and sliced them since eating strawberry hulls and greens, although pretty to look at in a photo, is not ideal. A great brunch salad!
Ooh, that’s a great idea for a smoothie! I’ll try it and sneak in some extra greens
It’s hard to go wrong with a berry salad. I’m only giving this 4 stars because honestly I can eat all the ingredients plain without the dressing, but it did still taste great. I made this exactly per the recipe. My 5yo loved everything but the mint(which she called lettuce) and the adults enjoyed the whole thing. We have mixed berries pretty much every weekend already so I don’t see myself making this very often for the extra effort. Might be good for a picnic though, when the dressing can help coat the berries to make them stay fresh longer and you want a bit of flair with the mint. So, good recipe, but to me it’s not worth the extra effort vs plain bowl of berries and a sliced grapefruit.
Yummo! This hit the spot for brunch yesterday. Only change I made was subbing orange segments for the grapefruit as I have never really cared for grapefruit. Yes, the fruit is pricy, but you gotta put it on prospective. I hate to admit I’ve paid more for a slice of carrot cake from a local restaurant than I did for this salad! And we KNOW which one is healthier 🙂
Refreshing and delicious. I felt like making the grapefruit, orange juice, and maple syrup into a fizzy drink.
This is a perfect Brunch or Breakfast salad. It was tasty and I enjoyed the orange-maple syrup on top!
By far the easiest salad yet! Fixed it for myself and brother-in-law for breakfast!
This was quick, easy, colorful and tasted good. Had some yogurt with it and had it for breakfast
I love this recipe. Will definitely use it frequently this summer when berries are in season.
Bright and fresh. Don’t leave out the grapefruit or the mint.
Had this for breakfast today and it was so refreshing and light!! I loved the addition of mint and it was such a beautiful bowl almost too pretty to eat!! Really yummy fruit bowl to start my day!
Pretty combination of colors. Can’t say I’m a fan of the grapefruit or mint in this salad. Dressing is refreshing.
Berries and greens combo are powerhouse of nutrients that everyone should take advantage of. This salad makes that goal achievable… Easy as pie but definitely healthier!
Love fruit- don’t even need the maple syrup!