Banana and Cacao Smoothie | Frullato di Banana e Cacao

Banana and Cacao Smoothie :

Now that the weather is getting colder I prefer to nourish myself with cozy and sweet meals like my Warm Berry Porridge. But sometimes I wake up later than usual and I have to prepare a quick breakfast before running to work or to school. I simply love this banana and cacao smoothie because it has a very “chocolatey” taste, sometimes I even prepare it in the afternoon when I need a quick and healthy snack. I added also some almond butter which is a wonderful source of plant-based protein and vitamin E, that will make your skin glow.

Meri’s Guide to San Francisco | La Mia Guida di San Francisco

Meri’s Guide to San Francisco:

San Francisco is one of the more cool, vibrant and beautiful city in America. What I love about San Francisco is the energy that you feel while walking around the city, as well as the calm and relax that you get from the Ocean and the wild nature just outside the city centre. In America, and especially in California you feel that nothing is impossible and that any good idea could work, which is why I would love to move to San Francisco very soon. During my last trip to the United States, I had the chance to visit both San Francisco and Berkeley and here’s the list of my favourite healthy spots.

Minty Quinoa Salad | Insalata di Quinoa e Menta Fresca

MInty Quinoa Salad:

You probably know that I love quinoa and that I like to mix it with fresh seasonal veggies. This time I decided to make a Summery version of a simple quinoa salad, with fennel and mint. Fennel is a very good source of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K which can really improve bone health. If you suffer from digestive problems fennel is really good because of its high fiber content that helps to fight constipation and promotes regularity.

The Easiest Lentil Salad | Insalata di Lenticchie Facile e Veloce

The Easiest Lentil Salad :

This is one of my favourite fast and easy recipe. I normally prepare it when I travel and I don’t want to eat airplane food, which is full of preservatives and not very tasty. Lentils are very rich in soluble fiber that can really help to improve the digestive system and to lower cholesterol levels. In addition lentils are also a very good alternative to animal products, as they are a very good source of plant-based proteins.

Salmon Burgers :

 

This is simply one of my favourite recipes. I normally prepare it when I have friends coming over for dinner and I want to serve something tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. I personally adore salmon, I don’t eat fish very often but when I do I always go for wild and organic options. Salmon is a very good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids which can really help the body to balance insulin levels, and can really improve brain functions.

Roasted Pepper Pasta | Fusilli con Crema di Peperoni

Roasted Pepper Pasta :

The recipe I am sharing with you today is perfect when you are super busy and you don’t have time to prepare a proper meal. It’s  a very satisfying and delicious dish, made with natural and healthy ingredients.

My Favorite Smoothie | Il mio Frullato Preferito

My favorite smoothie :

 

I know I have been quiet for the past two weeks but I went back home for Easter and I couldn’t cook as much as I wanted too. I came back to London  a few days ago, and I moved to a new flat, which is simply perfect! My new kitchen is much better than the old one and today I finally started to cook again.

The recipe that I am sharing with you is very simple, you can prepare it in the morning and have it on the way to the office or to school.  I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon rather than drinking it but you can add a little bit of water to my recipe and it becomes immediately more liquid.

This is seriously my favorite fast and easy smoothie, I used pineapple, which is a really good source of vitamins C and A. In addition a cup of pineapple contains calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

 

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.

The Benfits of Ginger | Le proprieta’ dello Zenzero

The Benefits of Ginger :

I am so excited to share with you another one of my favourite ingredients, I talked to you about how much I love using coconut oil, avocado or lemons in my kitchen, and  today I am going to tell you everything about ginger and how amazing it can be for your health

Ginger is a root from south-east Asia that have been used by the Chinese population for over 2,000 for its healing properties. It has also been a key plant in the Ayurvedic medicine and it was imported to the Roman empire over 1,500 years ago for its health benefits and culinary properties.

The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie | Il Frullato Perfetto

The perfect breakfast smoothie :

I love smoothies, I have mine everyday for breakfast with different fresh and organic ingredients. I personally think that fruits like banana or mango can really make your smoothies outragously delicious. Normally I also add some home made granola (the recipe will be posted soon) or some quinoa flakes. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is made with a spoon of spirulina powder, spirulina it’s a real superfood. It is naturally rich in protein : 60 grams of protein in 100 gr of Spirulina powder, more than half a pound of chicken breast!!! Spirulina also contains calcium, magnesium , potassium , vitamin B and iron.