Simple and Quick
Wozi transforms a plain Greek yogurt into cheesecake or ice cream. No sugar added but rich in protein and very filling. Add some fruit for some pop of flavor.
Replacing 3 tablespoons of sugar from the yogurt with the sweetness from the berry saves 144 calories.
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to sparkling water for a sparkling lemonade.
Alternatively, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water for some apple juice that gets your body ready for digestion.
Add some unsweetened cranberry juice (not regular cranberry juice, you’ll know it is the real deal if it is impossible to drink on its own) to sparkling water for a cranberry soda.
Replacing 30g of sugar with the sweetness from the miracle berry saves 120 calories.
Simply using Wozi with a dark chocolate will make it much smoother and slightly sweeter. It depends on the brand but 80% Ghiradelli, for instance, tastes like hot cocoa.
Wozi will make a coffee much smoother. Add a little lemon juice to sweeten your coffee like sugar but without the calories.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 orange juiced
- 2 lemons
- 2 oranges
- 2 limes
- 1 cup nonfat sour cream
TO MAKE THE CREPES: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, lemon juice, and orange juice. Gradually add the liquid ingredients to the flour, stirring until combined. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
TO MAKE THE FILLING: Squeeze the juice from 1 of the lemons, 1 of the oranges, and 1 of the limes; reserve the mixed juices. For each remaining fruit, slice off the top and bottom from the fruit. With a paring knife, cut downward from the top to remove the peel and white pith. Cut between the membranes to loosen the sections of fruit. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes of each fruit and add to the reserved juices. Combine fruit sections and juice with sour cream.
Spray a nonstick skillet with canola oil. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into pan, tilting the pan with a circular motion so the batter coats the bottom of pan evenly. Cook each crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Using your fingers or a spatula, turn and cook the other side for about a minute. Place 2 tablespoons of the filling in the center of each crepe and fold the crepe into fourths or roll them up and serve. When you are ready to eat, let the miracle berry dissolve on your tongue and then enjoy the dish.
Replacing 2/3 cup of sugar from the crepe filling with the sweetness from the miracle berry saves 102 calories per serving.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (pp. 14-15). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 pounds whole chicken wings
In a blender or food processor, puree the apricots, lime juice, garlic, water, black pepper, salt, cumin, and cayenne until smooth. If the mixture is too chunky, add more water until smooth. Pour half into a large bowl and reserve the other half for a dipping sauce. Add the wings to the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the wings from the marinade and spread on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until wings are browned and crispy. Serve with the reserved dipping sauce. When you are ready to eat, let the miracle berry dissolve on your tongue and then enjoy the dish.
Replacing 1/2 cup of sugar with the sweetness from the berry saves 64 calories per serving.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (p. 54). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- 1 cup pitted dates, chopped (5 ounces)
- 1 and 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
- Olive oil
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Grated zest of 1 lemon
TO MAKE THE GLAZE: In a small saucepan, combine the dates, water, honey, tamarind concentrate and cayenne. Simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside half for basting the chicken and half for serving. The glaze can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days.
TO MAKE THE KABOBS: If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes. Heat a grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a small spoon. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Brush the chicken, cucumber, and onion slices with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the lemon zest. Thread the chicken, onion, and cucumber onto skewers. Grill the skewers for 2 minutes. Turn, brush the chicken with the glaze, and grill for 3 minutes more. Turn once more, brush with the glaze, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear when the chicken is poked with fork. Serve with the reserved glaze. When you are ready to eat, let the miracle berry dissolve on your tongue and then enjoy the dish.
Replacing 1/2 cup of molasses with the sweetness from the berry saves 116 calories per serving.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (pp. 82-83). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough
- 1 recipe Sweet Pie Crust
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, frozen and diced
- 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, frozen and grated
- 2 and 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, cold
- 6 tart apples (such as Granny Smith, Jonathan, Jonagold, or McIntosh)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
TO MAKE THE CRUST: Cut shortening and butter into the flour with a fork or pastry blender. Stir in the agave nectar and lemon juice just until dough forms. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Transfer each to a large sheet of plastic wrap. Pulling up the sides, flatten the dough into a disk. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
TO MAKE THE PIE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one dough to a circle of 12 inches in diameter. Roll the other disk slightly larger. Place the smaller circle in a 9-inch pie plate and gently tamp it down. Prick with a fork, 2 inches apart.
Peel, core and slice the apples into a large bowl. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, 2 tablespoons flour, and half of butter pieces. Stir to evenly coat the apples with the spices. Pour into the crust. Scatter with the rest of the butter pieces. Cover with top crust. Seal and crimp edges with a fork or your fingers. Cut steam vents in the top crust.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until crust is golden brown. After 30 minutes, if edges of the crust are starting to brown, cover the edges with foil for the remainder of baking. Allow pie to cool before cutting. Store in refrigerator covered in plastic.
Replacing 2 1/8 cups of sugar in the filling with the sweetness from the berry, plus 1/4 cup of sugar from the Sweet Pie Crust with 2 tablespoons of agave nectar and the sweetness from the berry saves 213 calories per serving.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (p. 135-136). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- Wedge of lime (optional)
- Coarse salt (optional)
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
Replacing 1/3 cup of sugar with the sweetness from the berry saves 129 calories per cocktail.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (p. 275). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- 15 small or 7 large mint leaves
- Half a lime, cut into wedges
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 ounces club soda
Place the mint leaves and lime wedges in the bottom of a highball glass. Muddle the mint and lime together. Fill the glass halfway with ice. Pour in the rum and lemon juice and top with the club soda. When you are ready to drink, let the miracle berry dissolve on your tongue and then enjoy the beverage.
Replacing 2 tablespoons of sugar with the sweetness from the berry saves 96 calories per cocktail.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (p. 282). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Replacing 1 tablespoon of sugar with the sweetness from the berry saves 48 calories per cocktail.
Cantu, Homaro. The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook (p. 283). Gallery Books. Kindle Edition.