Want to refresh your diet? Ok, it’s time to eat some cherries!
Jillian Kubala discloses on healthline.com why they are essential:
- They have a low glycemic index (more moderate than other fruits), and this is good for people with diabetes.
- Cherries are abundant in melatonin what helps to sleep better (this is also positive with jet lag). However, the melatonin level is higher in tart cherries than in sweet ones.
- Since they are rich in antioxidants, cherries improve memory. It is a fact that tart cherries contribute to reducing the risk of cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes because they act in glucose metabolism.
- There is an excellent reason to eat cherries – they contain the highest level of antioxidants (more than any other fruit). Antioxidants help against free radicals, for what they slow down the ageing process.
- Potassium, also present here, helps regulate blood pressure while reducing the risk of hypertension. The phytosterols reduce cholesterol, as well. It is evident that cherries have therapeutic value.
- This fruit has an outstanding effect on Gout attacks for what it notably reduces them in a significant proportion.
Healthy diet recipes with cherry
Black Forest Cupcakes with Simple Cherry Sauce
- One cup flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
- One tbsp cherry liqueur
- 1½ cups tart red cherries (for the sauce) fresh or frozen (thawed) unsweetened pitted
- ¾ cup tart red cherries halved fresh or frozen (thawed) unsweetened pitted
- Two tbsp granulated sugar
- 1½ cups fat-free or light frozen whipped dessert topping (thawed)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour twelve 2½-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups coated with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- To prepare Black Forest Cupcakes: In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together buttermilk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, egg, and, if desired, liqueur. Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Beat with a wire whisk just until combined.
- Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds to three-fourths full. Bake about 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centres comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire rack.
- To prepare Simple Cherry Sauce: Place 1½ cups red cherries in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer pureed cherries to a small saucepan. Stir in ¾ cup red cherries and two tablespoons granulated sugar. Heat and stir just until boiling. Cool slightly before serving.
- While serving, pool a scant two tablespoons cherry sauce on each dessert plate. Cut cupcakes in half and arrange two halves of sauce on each. Add a dollop of about two tablespoons whipped topping to each dessert.
- 2¼ cups water (divided)
- ¼ cup sugar
- One can of pear halves (juice pack)
- One can of unpeeled apricot halves in light syrup (rinsed, drained and chopped)
- One can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate (thawed - ¾ cup)
- ½ jar maraschino cherries (drained and halved)
- Combine 1½ cups water and the sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, occasionally stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil, uncovered, 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Meanwhile, drain pears, reserving juice. Chop pears. Stir chopped pears, reserved pear juice, chopped apricots, pineapple juice concentrate, cherries and the remaining ¾ cup water into the syrup mixture.
- Transfer mixture to a 2- quart freezer container. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm, occasionally stirring to distribute fruit. Store in freezer up to 1 month.
- To serve, let stand at room temperature about 1 hour. Scrape mixture into dessert dishes.
- Three pcs. apples (cut)
- Two cups dark sweet cherries (frozen unsweetened)
- One cup of seedless red grapes
- Two tsp lemon juice
- Two tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Three cups no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream
- Chopped pecans (optional)
- Fresh mint (optional)
- reheat oven to 375°F. In a 3-qt. The rectangular baking dish combines apples, cherries, and grapes. In a small bowl combine melted butter, lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon.
- Drizzle mixture over fruit; toss to coat. Roast 25 minutes or until tender, gently stirring once.
- Serve roasted fruit with ice cream and, if desired, top with pecans and mint.
Quark diet “snails” with pudding and cherries
- 200 g Quark 1,8-2% (in paper package)
- 100 g Half-baked flour (this one or change it with any other diet flour which you like)
- 80 g Green buckwheat flour (you can change it with any other diet flour which you like)
- 50 g Casein
- Two tsp Psyllium
- 70 ml Water (or 100 ml., it depends on the humidity and fatness of the quark)
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 150 g Cherry
- 1/2 tsp Erythrite/erythritol (this one + 102 gr. of stevia or add a sweetener)
- 300 ml 0.5% fat milk (+1 pack of vanilla pudding Dr.Oetker)
- Mix quark, flour, casein, psyllium, water and olive oil. Wait for some minutes for the dough to be ready.
- Spread it on a silicon mat with a mould rolling pin.
- Then cook pudding: mix pack of vanilla pudding Dr.Oetker with 50 ml of water and with a sweetener, bring to the boil the other milk, add pudding to it, mix until thickening and cool it.
- Out the pudding and cherries on the dough
- Make a roll, cut into the mould.
- Place them in the casserole dish and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
- Baked buns sprinkle with milk-powder and pour with pudding.
- That’s all. Delicious and healthy “snails” are ready. Have a nice meal!
Corn diet pie with cherries and chocolate chips
- 120 g cornmeal (or finely ground corn)
- 60 g Oat Bran
- 60 g casein
- 300 ml kefir 1%
- One tsp baking powder
- 5 g stevia (sugar substitute)
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 g salt pink (for caramel flavour)
- One pc. egg
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp lemon peel
- 50 g cherry
- 1 tbsp skimmed milk powder
- One tsp almond petals
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients for the pie and send the mass into a silicone mould.
- Top with spread cherries or other fruits (can be more generous) and a few almond petals
- Bake 45 minutes.
- Get it, sprinkle with dry skim milk and enjoy tea drinking. Such a dessert is ideal for breakfast. Bon Appetit!
Magical (and health beneficial) cherries, combined with low-calorie and delicious desserts to enjoy:
These low-calorie cherry desserts also contain essential nutrients while combining oat bran, cornmeal and casein. This last one is derived from milk and is the most abundant protein in it (the other component is whey).
- It is a good source of protein that provides essential amino acids which are so necessary to repair, maintenance and growth of our organism. There are two types of casein: Micellar and Hydrolysate.
- Our body digests the first one more slowly, and rather rapidly the second one. Casein is anti-catabolic because due to its slow digestion it reduces protein breakdown within the body and supplies the body cells with essential amino acids.
- It is also, the preferred supplement of bodybuilders and athletes for it good for muscle protein synthesis (what leads to muscle growth and strength).
- Cornmeal (present in one of the recipes) on the other hand, does not contain gluten (unlike flour), so it is ideal for celiac. It mainly includes carbohydrates, iron, and phosphorus.
- Quark is a dairy product (not a yoghurt) that has more protein than yoghurt in fact, and it is much lower in salt.