FOOD: Berry brunch

Four fresh and easy recipes for a berry good summer brunch menu.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie
This smoothie with flavourful fruit, milk and Greek yogurt makes a good addition to a balanced breakfast or a refreshing post-exercise snack.
RECIPE: Strawberry Mango Smoothie
– recipe courtesy Dairy Farmers of Canada;

Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Strawberries add a burst of flavour and moistness to these very tasty and satisfying pancakes. Serve with more juicy sweet berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Makes 12 pancakes.
RECIPE: Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes
– recipe courtesy Foodland Ontario;

Sweet Summer Night
Chef Jason Bangerter from Toronto created a sweet grilled cheese: Sweet Summer Night. The texture of pan-fried brioche is crispy on the outside and buttery on the inside: it is an instant brunch winner!
RECIPE: Sweet Summer Night
– recipe courtesy Dairy Farmers of Canada;

Strawberry Breakfast Parfait with Wheat Berries
This is an easy summer entertaining brunch idea. The parfaits can be made ahead to allow for relaxed and easy entertaining. Wheat berries are a true whole grain. They are loaded with nutrients, add a slight crunch and subtle nutty flavour to the parfait. Layers of luscious, creamy whipped ricotta, chewy wheat berries, slices of Ontario strawberries and maple syrup for sweetness will have everyone endlessly dipping their spoons and clanking the bottom for more. Serves 8.
RECIPE: Strawberry Breakfast Parfait with Wheat Berries
– recipe courtesy Foodland Ontario;