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Your Fruit Plate- How to Slice a Mango

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Your Fruit Plate- How to Slice a Mango

3 Comments 02 May 2011

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This Mother’s Day and Shavuot make sure your fruit platter is the hit of your dessert table. Cut your watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, kiwis, strawberries  uniformly, and place your beautifully cut mangos on top or on the sides. When fruit is appealing, your kids and  guests will be just as temped to grab a vitamin C packed chunk of fruit instead of a sugary snack.

The video above shows several ways to slice a mango. Of course all of the different mango shapes are beautiful but my favotite are the decorative mango cubes pictured above!

How to Slice a Mango- Decorative Style:

  1. Stand the firm but ripe mango on its end, with stem side down
  2. Slice the flat sides off the mango, without cutting into the pit
  3. Place half mango on a cutting board, flesh side up
  4. Without cutting through the skin, score the mango with vertical lines
  5. Next, score mango with horizontal lines; leaving squares attached to the skin
  6. Turn the piece of fruit inside out and use a spoon to dislodge the cubes from the skin
  7. Repeat for the other half of the mango. Let the kids enjoy the pit!!!

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Sari’s Mango Edamame Sugar Detox Salad

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Sari’s Mango Edamame Sugar Detox Salad

No Comments 26 April 2011

Sari Dana is one of my very best friends. Have you ever seen an exercise instructor sweat through a whole hour and 15 minutes of  cardio blast with super positive energy,  grace, elegance, and a smile? Well, there you have it in a (protein packed) nutshell. Meet Sari Dana. Stay tuned for more recipes and sugar detox inspiration. Marlene

The Ultimate Spring Detox-a Quick, Easy Way to Sugar Detox:

Every so often I meet someone on the street, in a restaurant or just in passing who would reach out to me and share their sugar detox challenge experience.

In case you’re not familiar with my Sugar Detox story, I would love to share it with you.

Even though I, like most people, have a difficult time expressesing the truth about my negative habits, I sum up the energy to do so, by thinking about my desire of a higher cause. The cause of helping others. I know my story will help hundreds if not thousands, possibly even millions. You see, it’s a ripple effect. If I can help someone from my experience, and that person helps someone else, a family, a community and possibly the world at large can benefit.

So here it goes…

April 2008 was the turning point for me. The month that changed my life.

In April 2008 I embarked on the biggest feat of my life. A 30 Day Sugar Detox Challenge.  You may have read my articles for each of those days on the Jewish Hostess blog, or followed me through my emails. The writings were raw. I was simply stating my experience. I didn’t have a plan, just a goal to complete 30 consecutive days sugar free. I, along with my group at the Sephardic Center, and my dedicated readers, embarked on a challenge that would change my life forever.

What was so exciting about being sugar free?  I could sum it up in one word, a word that most people search a life time for.  HAPPY.  When I became Sugar Free- I became HAPPY.

Yes, my life is filled with many things to make me feel happy.  I am blessed with a wonderful family and friends. I have a career in fitness that is extremely rewarding.   Yet, the only time that I am truly happy is when I am sugar free.

Why would living a life without sugar have such profound effects? Refined sugar does not benefit our bodies or mind in any way.

While it has many negative effects, like  rising triglcerdies significantly and suppressing the immune system, the biggest on my list is brain fog and mood swings that occur when you eat refined sugar. If you ever expirenced a brain fog- you know what I mean!

Without sugar in your system you can conquer the world! It is such an empowering feeling. Sugar brings you up for a short period of time, and then brings you down. Sometimes so down that you just need to sleep. If you ever over-ate a large meal, then you know what I’m talking about.

Without sugar, your brain can work with clarity. Focusing will become easy. This is especially helpful in children, who need to focus in school for 8 hours at a time. You will always have an even temperament, and trying to lose weight will become a thing of the past.

After helping hundreds of women, I decided to attain my degree from the American Associastion of Drugless Practicioners and enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Being a health coach and a fitness professional has helped me to gain access to help so many more people in our community. By blending my two careers, my clients are able to reap many rewards. I truly feel blessed.

If your are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings and take control of your life, then you don’t want to miss my most amazing event yet.

The Ultimate Spring Cleanse: a fast and easy sugar detox program.

A workshop filled with inspiration and motivation!

What: Sari’s Sugar Detox

Where: In Brooklyn. Address upon request

When: to be announced soon!

contact me at SARI@DANANYC.COM

I look forward to meeting you!

This is a edamame ,mango and beans recipe that my sister in law, Olga Schweky made at my Sugar Detox  Event- it was a big hit- and gets 2 thumbs up on Sari Sugar Detox!  Its low calorie, low fat and a great way to add  plant based proteins into your diet. Triple dose of plant protein from the edamame, red and black beans.

Mango Edamame Salad:

  • Shelled edamame (boiled and drained)
  • 1 mango cubed
  • 1 red onion, chopped small
  • 1 can black beans or 1and 1/2 cups fresh black beans
  • 1 can of red beans, or 1 and 1/2 fresh beans
  • 2 colored peppers,diced  -1/2 cup each color (not green)


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar,
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Mix all ingredients and add dressing.

Sari Dana

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