DA, you’re right about the fruit being okay, but not the juice. There’s enough fiber in fruit and enough water. There are vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients; tons of health benefits. Nothing wrong with a couple of servings of fruit a day. What I hate to see, though, are women who go on a high fruit/detox type of diet, with muscle disappearing because they’re not getting enough protein and subcutaneous fat stores increasing because of the fructose overload.
SLB, switch up the juice for fruit. Even frozen fruit would be okay. Maybe reduce the number of smoothies you drink per week, but keep 'em for the time being. If you hit a weight-loss/body-fat plateau, I’d recommend eliminating them entirely.
Some people here on the forum do well with cottage cheese and others don’t. You’re right that it’s healthy; just maybe not something that’s going to help you achieve the body of your dreams.
Remember, a lot of BB’s cut milk and milk products out of their diet before competition so that they don’t come in soft. That doesn’t mean they cut it out of their diet all year long.