Classic Butternut Squash Soup | Vellutata di Zucca Tradizionale

Classic Butternut Squash Soup :

Butternut Squash is my favourite veggie, I like to have it roasted, steamed, on my quinoa or mashed as a side of my veggie burgers. This is a very classic and simple recipe that I usually prepare when I have friends coming over for dinner, normally they prefer a squash or pumpkin soup to a boring green broccoli soup. Butternut Squash has a sweet taste so kids love it too, it’s seriously the best option for those people that are not fan of classic veggies. The health benefits of this veggie are several, firstly it has no fats and very low calories. It contains also many vitamins and minerals such as :vitamin  A, vitamin C vitamin E, calcium, iron, copper and zinc. Butternut squash is the plant with the highest content of vitamin A which helps to maintain the integrity of skin and mucus and it’s a very powerful anti-oxidant.

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil | Le proprietà dell’Olio di Cocco

The Benefits of Coconut Oil | Le proprieta dell’olio di cocco    

You are most probably wondering why coconut oil is a basic ingredient in my recipes, especially in my soups, sweet treats and snacks. Coconut Oil has numerous properties, such as : saturated fats, unsaturated fatty acids; vitamin E; vitamin K and iron.

The unsaturated fats in coconut oil differs  from others and more in general plant-based ingredients are totally different from animal-based unsaturated fats that can be really harmful for your body.

One of the most important benefits of coconut oil is its content of lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides that can really help the body to eliminate harmful bacteria, fight the signs of aging and most importantly it helps the body to absorb vital nutrients and minerals.

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Apricot Energy Balls | Palline Energetiche all’Albicocca

Apricot Energy Balls

This energy bites are perfect when you are in need of a pick me up or simply if you want to taste something sweet but totally guilt free. I always make 6-12 of them during the weekend and I keep it in the fridge for about a week, trust me this bites are real lifesaver. I try to keep this recipe as simple as possible but still healthy and full of goodness. I used bee pollen because of its super good taste and its health benefits. It is in fact rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins and folic acid. The large amount of protein in bee pollen provides you with a high boost of immediate energy, and its antibiotic-type properties can really help your body to fight viruses.

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Healthy Brownies | Brownies Morbidi e Leggeri

Healthy Brownies:

I’m so happy to share with you one of my favourite recipes : gluten free and healthy brownies made with fresh organic ingredient. I truly love them, especially when combined with coconut or vanilla ice crea (mm so delicious !!! )

I prefer to use raw cocoa powder instead of cacao powder because it contains much more health benefits. In fact the big difference between raw caco powder and regular cocoa powder is that the first one is cold pressed, therefore it keeps all the living enxymines but it removes all the fats. Raw cacao powder is very rich in antioxidants and it contains loads of minerals, such as :iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc. In addition raw cacao powder can reduce blood pressure and it can reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular diseases and strokes

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