Berries are rich in antioxidants and high in fiber. They also contain natural phytochemicals that have been shown to counteract carcinogens and may help prevent tumors developing. It's hard to believe that such medicinal plants can taste so delicious!

2 cups strawberries—hulled
1 cup blackberries or raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons water

COMBINE all berries in a serving dish. MIX the sugar and water until dissolved and toss gently with the berries to coat. SERVE by itself or with a scoop of ice cream, fresh or frozen yogurt, or sorbet.

Variations: use any combination of your favorite berries. Turn this berry salad into a smoothie by blending mixed berries of your choice with milk, ice, and a scoop of ice cream to make it extra sweet and creamy. This berry salad also makes an ideal topping for your favorite whole grain breakfast cereal.

Tip: Frozen and canned berries are available year round.