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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!).

white bowl full of breakfast berry salad and a silver spoon.

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!

Table of Contents
  1. Breakfast Fruit Salad Recipe
  2. Easy Ingredient Swaps
  3. Berry Salad FAQs
  4. More Breakfast Recipes
  5. Berry Salad Recipe

Breakfast Fruit Salad Recipe

ingredients for berry fruit salad including blackberries, grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries, mint, and sliced almonds.

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.

Antioxidant Feast

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.

3 white bowls with blueberries in them as well as a bowl of almonds and some orange juice.

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

How long will this berry salad stay fresh?

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.

What fruits pair well with berries?

I added grapefruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice to my bowl of berries to balance out the sweetness and add a bit more color.

Which berries are best for a berry fruit salad?

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:

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.

4.85 from 228 votes

Bright Berry Salad

This fresh berry salad the perfect dish to bring to Sunday brunch. I try to enjoy all the fresh berries I possibly can while they're here, and this salad brings them alive.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 2


  • 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
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
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  • 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.


Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 581mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 1872IU, Vitamin C: 94mg, Calcium: 135mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I took this to my daughter’s to have for dessert for 6 people, multiplying the recipe accordingly. I added an extra orange to replace the grapefruit. I used sliced hazelnuts since I had forgotten to buy sliced almonds. Everyone liked it a lot. I will be making this again today (Tuesday) to have after dinner. This look forward to having this throughout berry season. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    The berry salad is my favorite. I have some form of this salad every day whether is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    I used orange instead of the grapefruit and walnuts in place of sliced almonds.
    It’s so delicious and refreshing.

  3. I love all the berries

    and also the grapfruit. But I have to wait until the strawberries arrive near the winter.

  4. 4 stars
    I loved the mixed fruits with the dressing and nuts, I didn’t love the mint through. Adding grapefruit was a nice change from typical fruit salad flavors.
    Made this for the salad challenge, and fresh berries are not really in season right now. I know it would have been more enjoyable with garden fresh or local berries!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m so glad to have this recipe because it showed me another way to eat berries! I eat them the same way all the time and might add some whipped cream but that gets boring. This is fresh and too easy to make!

  6. 5 stars
    This was so bright and fresh! My berries were lovely and the dressing elevated all that goodness. There’s so much you can do with this! I had it for breakfast with some sliced banana and yogurt, but I think adding some couscous or quinoa and having it for lunch would have been yummy too.

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely LOVED this recipe: sweet, delicious and refreshing.. We adore berries and will make this recipe often: breakfast, lunch dinner or dessert. I really liked the mint and the addition of grapefruit.

  8. 5 stars
    Loved this. I could eat this any time of the day. I especially enjoyed it as a dessert with a little cashew cream and nuts on top. So refreshing with the grapefruit.

  9. 5 stars
    This berry salad is a very nice treat.
    I love berries. I always have frozen berries in my freezer for my smoothies. Obviously fresh ones are best!
    I followed the recipe but swapped the grapefruit for orange segments just because I like oranges more. Will try with grapefruit next time. I love mint anything and I can eat mint leaves anytime!! I don’t usually use nuts in my salads but the sliced almonds gave a nice crunch!! I never thought of adding maple syrup, I like it but I think I’ll leave it out in the future. Great start of the 2nd week salad challenge!

  10. 5 stars
    I love this salad. I have made it several times. It will be even better when berry season is in its fullness. Looking forward to having it on a regular basis.