Dieting with Miracle Fruit

1. Color your diet: Fresh fruit 10 ways
With little effort, you can transform fresh fruit into interesting and delicious creations. Here are 10 ways to reinvent these sweet options.
Nature offers many sweet choices for eating well: juicy red cherries, plump purple plums, and orange, luscious tangerines, just to name a few. In fact, all fruits fit into a colorful and healthy diet.
You can enjoy fresh fruits as they come: whole or perhaps sliced. But with minimal work, you can transform fresh fruit into lively snacks, side dishes, desserts and meals. Here are 10 ways to reinvent and rediscover these sweet options.

Grilled fruit slices.

Cut apples, pears or peaches into chunks, brush lightly with canola oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place on skewers or wrap in foil. Grill on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.

Peach honey spread.

In a bowl, add 1 sliced peach, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mash with a fork until the mixture is the consistency of chunky applesauce. Serve as a topping for pancakes or French toast, or serve it over roast chicken or pork.

Lemon-lime fruit dip

Mix together 1/2 cup low-fat, sugar-free lemon yogurt, 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon lime zest. Serve with pineapple chunks, strawberries, diced kiwi, sliced bananas and grapes.

Blueberry-banana smoothie

In a blender, add 2 fresh or frozen bananas, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, and 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt. Blend until smooth.

Plum salsa.

Mix together 1 cup chopped plum, 1 teaspoon dried cilantro, 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Serve with roasted or grilled chicken breasts.

Mango salsa pizza.

Mix together 1 cup chopped red or green bell peppers, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped mango, 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/2 cup fresh cilantro. Spread over a 12-inch prepared pizza crust. Bake at 425 F until the toppings are hot and the crust is browned, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Berries a la mode.

Place 2 cup berries, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, in a baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/3 cup low-fat granola. Bake at 350 F until fruit is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Top each serving with 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream.

Broiled fruit kebabs.

Place cubed fruit, such as cantaloupe, pineapple, mango or honeydew, onto skewers. Place skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar. Broil until slightly bubbly, about 2 minutes on each side.

Frozen fruity pops.

In a blender, add sliced strawberries and bananas, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 3/4 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2- to 3-ounce molds or paper cups with sticks placed in the centers. Freeze for 3 hours or until completely frozen.

Romaine and fresh strawberry salad.

Combine 2 cups romaine lettuce and 1/2 cup sliced strawberries in a bowl. Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons raspberry vinaigrette dressing and toss well. Sprinkle with 1 ta blespoon cashews.
Day Fruit Diet Plan
Drop those pesky pounds with the natural goodness of fruit. Packed with sweet flavor, fiber and healthy vitamins that your body needs, fruit delivers. It's filling, it can also help a dieter manage those sweet cravings which tend to be ultra high in calories and fat which in turn, contributes or supports weight gain. 

Our free 3 Day Fruit Diet is based on a 1,500 calorie per days in addition to the Official Food Pyramid. As with any calorie-reduced daily diet plan, be sure to get your doctor's thumb's up before starting. A few reasons why: 

Number 1 - you want to make sure that you're ready to diet, 
Number 2 - that you're able to go on a calorie reduced diet plan, and 
Number 3 - that you don't have a hidden condition which is contributing to your weight, such as pregnancy or diabetes which will require a specialized daily diet.


Source:  http://www.dietbites.com/Weight-Maintenance-Journal/May-27-2008.html

2. Strawberry diet  (published  HERE )
Strawberries are rich in ascorbic and folic acids, carotin, and the following organic acids: apple acid, salicil acid, lemon acid and quinine acid. They are also rich in  phytoncids, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and cobalt.
In 1 week you will lose 5-7 pounds. This diet will rejuvenate your body and help your digestive tract. 

Breakfast:
First choice: 1 glass of low fat milk (or yogurt, or 4 oz of low fat cottage cheese), 3/4 pound of strawberries, 1 tea spoon of sugar( for strawberries or drinks), tea or coffee.
Another choice: 1 boiled egg, 3/4 pound of strawberries, 1 tea spoon of sugar, coffee or tea.
Another choice: 5 tbl spoons of oatmeal, 3/4 pound of strawberries, tea spoon of sugar, tea or coffee.

Brunch:
Small sandwich: 1 oz of bread, butter, a piece of cheese or 1/2 chicken breast or a piece of turkey meat, 
tea or coffee, a bowl of salad + either dill, green onion or parsley.

Lunch:
Light vegetable soup, vegetable salad ( dressing: lemon juice + 1 tbl spoon of vegetable oil )
Chicken breast or 3/4 pound of fish.
Desert: 3/4 pound of strawberries + 1 tea spoon of sugar.
Tea or coffee or 1/2 glass of white dry wine.

Snack:
3/4pound of strawberries + 1 tea spoon of sugar or strawberry jelly ( no whipped cream!)

Dinner:
Fruit salad: 1 pound of strawberries + 1 tea spoon of sugar. Tea or coffee. You can eat 1/2 banana a day.

Before you go to bed: 1/2 glass of low fat yogurt. Nothing else!

Strawberries - More Vitamin C than Oranges! 
Strawberries! You think of red, sweetness, heavenly, delicious, romance... How much more do you know about the fruit?

Fun Facts: 
The straw”berry” we eat is not a berry or even a fruit; it is the enlarged receptacle of the flower.
Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds (about 200) on the outside.
They are a member of the Rose family.
Strawberries are grown in every state in the US and every province in Canada. California produces 80% of the strawberries in US.
Ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, all inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen… just about everything.
The current version is a hybrid of North American and Chilean wild strawberries, developed by the French in the 18th century.
A museum dedicated this wonderful fruit is located in the strawberry-growing town of Wepion, Belgium.

Nutritional value:
Strawberries is rich in potassium, which assists in muscle contraction and in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells. Its folic acid, a crucial vitamin for pregnant woman (for brain development of baby) is one of the highest among fruits. A cup of strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange!
Here is the easiest an greatest way to take the fruit - besides the wonderful vitamins and minerals from strawberries, you’ll get lots of calcium from the milk and yogurt. Enjoy! 
Healthy Strawberry Smoothies

Preparation time: 5 minutes Servings: 2

Ingredients:
1 cup strawberries
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2-1/2 tbsp sugar
1 teasp vanilla extract

Directions:
Pick 2 perfect strawberries from the crowd. Freeze the rest.
Look at the strawberry. Smell it. How sweet! No wonder it’s one of the most favorite fruits.
Pour everything else into a blender or food processor. Blend until silky pink, the color of ballerina’s slippers. Adjust sweetness to taste.
Garnish the glasses with the perfect strawberries. Eat one - I know it’s irresistible. Cut the other one in half for garnishing.

Tips:
In case you are wondering, frozen strawberries (vs fresh ones) make the smoothie thicker.
Reduce the amount of milk by half or add a scoop of ice cream to get a thicker texture.
If you don’t like yogurt, replace with 1 cup of milk.
Replace the sugar with 1.5 tablespoon honey to make the drink even healthier!

Source: www.GreatHomeRemedies.com