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16 Berry Recipes to Try and Love All Summer Long

Jam-packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and fibre, berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Take advantage of berry season with these easy recipes that will satisfy your summer cravings.

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elderberry rhubarb crispPhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Berry Crisp

Combine elderberries and rhubarb in this crisp for a delicious dessert everyone will love. It has the perfect balance of tart fruit and sweet, buttery crumble. (Our favourite way to eat it? Paired with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.)

Recipe: Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

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Strawberry FloatsImage: Alexandra Daum

Strawberry Elderflower Ginger Beer Float

This easy summer drink recipe from Alexandra Daum’s new book Occasionally Eggs: Simple Vegetarian Recipes for Every Season combines in-season strawberries, elderflowers and ginger beer to recreate ice cream floats — minus the sugar rush.

Recipe: Strawberry Elderflower Ginger Beer Float

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Vegan Raspberry Cacao SlicesPhoto Credit: Janis Nicolay

Raspberry Slices

Vegan, low in added sugar, and bursting with tart raspberry flavour, these cacao slices are a perfect indulgence.

Recipe: Vegan Raspberry Cacao Slices

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strawberry kale saladPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Strawberry Kale Salad

Sliced strawberries and fresh mint give this kale salad an extra summery feel. Crumbled bacon and toasted almonds add the perfect amount of crunch.

Recipe: Strawberry Kale Salad

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fruit saladPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Berry Salad

Though fresh fruit steals the show in this summer medley, the subtle honey sauce makes it an especially sweet treat.

Recipe: Honey Poppy Seed Salad

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homemade ice popsphoto credit: maya visnyei

Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Take advantage of seasonal fresh fruit like raspberries and strawberries. These berry popsicles are sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages.

Recipe: 4-Ingredient Berry Yogurt Popsicles

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fruit salsaPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Berry Salsa

Not too hot, but with a bit of a kick, this fruit salsa makes for a great chip dip. Perfect for spicing up your summer chip-and-dip game.

Recipe: Chipotle Berry Fruit Salsa

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elderberry jelly jamPhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Elderberry Jelly

This simple elderberry jelly recipe captures the unique flavour and health benefits of these sought-after little berries. Use it on anything from breakfast to dessert. (It’s delicious on toast or cracker with goat cheese.)

Recipe: Elderberry Jelly

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vanilla-berry-chia-puddingPhoto Credit: Prana

Chia Pudding with Berries

This classic and timeless chia pudding is flavoured with vanilla and maple syrup, and topped off with fresh fruits and Goji berries. Enjoy as a breakfast, snack or dessert.

Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding with Berries

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blueberry soy smoothie shakePhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Berry Shake

Whether you’re in the mood for an antioxidant-packed breakfast or a sweet afternoon snack, this smooth blueberry soy shake will hit the spot.

Recipe: Wild Blueberry Soy Shake

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Acai Smoothie Bowlphoto credit: Calii Love

Berry Bowl

If you love smoothies, and you love bowls, you’ll love this smoothie bowl for an energy-packed breakfast. Top your smoothie bowl with your favourite summer berries.

Recipe: Tropical Acai Smoothie Bowl

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strawberry rhubarb smoothiePhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Berry Smoothie

Rhubarb and strawberries are both good sources of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron and acts as an antioxidant. One serving of this smoothie has 90 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C.

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Smoothie

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raspberry orange blossom sorbetphoto credit: james tse

Raspberry Orange Blossom Sorbet

This homemade sorbet recipe calls for orange blossom water, which adds a lovely floral note to this raspberry sorbet.

Recipe: Raspberry Orange Blossom Sorbet

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healthy breakfastsPhoto Credit: Ronald Tsang

Berry Muffins

Packed with berries and tangy buttermilk, these cornmeal muffins are perfect for a balanced breakfast on the run.

Recipe: Triple-Berry Cornmeal Muffins

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Raspberry SmoothiePhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Pomegranate and Berry Smoothie

Your skin will love you for all the antioxidants in this pomegranate and raspberry smoothie—and your tummy will be satisfied with this breakfast-worthy treat.

Recipe: Pomegranate and Raspberry Smoothie

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Slow cooker cherry berry cheesecakephoto credit: James Tse

Berry Cheesecake

Skip turning on your oven and make these little cherry-berry cheesecakes in your slow cooker for any summer celebration.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Cherry Berry Cheesecake

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