Peach and Apricot Crumble | Crumble di Pesche e Albicocche

Peach and Apricot Crumble :

Crumble is one of my favourite desserts, because it’s made of just a few healthy ingredients and it is super easy to prepare. I had my first peach crumble when I was a kid in a restaurant called Pinnacle Peak (California), and I felt in love with it. Unfortunately, in Europe you can only find very unhealthy crumbles made with white sugar and white flour. My version is made with simple and fresh ingredients that will nourish your body and make you feel satisfied.

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Raspberry Cookies | Biscotti ai Lamponi

Raspberry Cookies :

I’m so happy to share with you my new delicious and guilt-free recipe. I made these cookies yesterday for my friends and they loved it! We had a very nice mexican dinner followed by my healthy gluten-free sweet treat. These vegan cookies are made with raspberries that are very low in calories, but rich in fiber. Raspberries are also a really good source of antioxidants.

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Healthy Easter Eggs | Uova di Cioccolata Sane e Leggere

Healthy Easter Eggs :

Today I am going to share with you a very special Easter recipe. These  Easter eggs are made with raw cacao powder and agave nectar. Agave is a plant that grows in South and Wester United States and Latin America. I used it because is an unprocessed sweetner with a very low glycemic index, therefore you won’t experience any sugar cravings after having my delicious and healthy chocolate eggs.

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Healthy Mini Doughnuts | Mini Ciambelle Leggere

Healthy Mini Doughnuts:

This week I have been working on new creative recipes for you guys. Today I am going to share with you my healthy doughnuts. I tried this sweet treats for the first time at the Healthy Being Juicery in Jackson Hole (Wyoming, U.S.A) and I immediately felt in love with it. I tried to recreate it in my kitchen , and my favourite version of it is the one I am sharing with you today, made with coconut and raw cacao powder. I used cashew nuts because they are super healthy and delicious, cashew nuts contain the best fat ratio 1:2:1 for saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These nuts are also a super good source of magnesium which helps to lower blood pressure and to fight muscle spasms and headaches.

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Oat and Chocolate Cookies | Biscotti all’Avena e Cioccolato

 Oat and Chocolate Cookies : 

It was such an honor to participate to the fundraising event organized by the “Hult Rise Club” at Hult Business School yesterday. The “Hult Rise Club” organized a delicious breakfast to support the Saath Foundation, which helps children in need. I have to admit that I didn’t expect such a success, but almost everyone loved my vegan, gluten free cookies. Matteo, one of my dearest friend, said that the taste of my cookies reminded to him of his childhood and his grandma’s delicious biscuits. This simply made me feel super happy, because I felt the same way about it and I wanted to recreate my mom’s traditional recipe.

I used loads of almond in this recipe because they are naturally full of goodness. In fact, almonds are rich in flavonoids and vitamin E that combined can reduce the risk of heart diseases and it can really lower the blood sugar and insulin level after meals. In addition the high content of vitamin E can really help to nourish the skin and protect it from UV’s damages.

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Coconut Bread with Chocolate Chips | Pane al Cocco con Gocce di Cioccolata

Coconut Bread with Chocolate Chips:

This is simply the perfect recipe to prepare during the weekend. I love to wake up on Sunday mornings and have my coconut bread with hazelnut spread. It’s just the perfect way to wake up and then maybe go for a walk at the park or to the flower market. I prepared it the first time for a typical family style Sunday brunch, since all my family loved it I decided to share it with and I hope you will find it pretty amazing too. I normally use buckwheat flour in my sweet treats because it is gluten free and it contains many vitamins and minerals. In fact buckwheat is rich in phosphorus, copper and manganese that helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. In addition it contains vitamin C and Niacin that assists with healthy circulation and supports the nervous system.

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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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Healthy Carrot Cake | Torta di Carote Leggera

Carrot Cake:

I’m so excited to share with you the recipe for Meri’s healthy and delicious Carrot Cake made with fresh organic ingredients that you will love. I made this healthy version of a classic carrot cake for my brother’s friends and they all loved it, so I decided to share it with you and I hope you will love it too. I think is the perfect cake to prepare when you have friends or family coming over for dinner, maybe after my creamy broccoli and pea soup or my raw carrot noodles. Usually I like to sweeten my cakes or sweet treats with maple syrup because it has a sweet flavour, similar  to sugar, but a very low glycemic index. It contains also many vitamins such as : calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and zinc.

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