Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii | Le Avventure di Meri alle Hawaii

Meri’s Adventures in Hawaii :

It’s finally time to share with you guys,  all the pictures of my trip to Hawaii, in this post I would like to show you all the amazing places that I have visited.

Hawaii is really a magical place, and if you have the chance to go there you really have to visit Kauai.

My friends and I spent 8 days around Big Islands and Kauai, both of them are really beautiful but Kauai is probably one of the most beautiful place I have ever visited in my life.

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My Favourite Detox Smoothie | Il Frullato Disintossicante Di Meri

My Favourite Detox Smoothie:

Today I am going to share with you another recipe with persimmons, here in California their season is almost over and I used the last ones I had in my kitchen, to make this fresh and nourishing smoothie. I combined the super sweet taste of persimmons with the strong taste of turmeric. Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to fight infections and inflammations, turmeric is also a very potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals.

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Pear & Chocolate Cake | Torta alle Pere e Cioccolato

Chocolate and Pear Cake:

I love to cook and eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, which is the reason why today I want to share with you the recipe for a very indulgent yet guilt-free cake, made with pears and very dark chocolate. Even if my favourite dessert is my healthy and plant-based crumble, this cake is very satisfying yet light and easy to digest. Dark chocolate is a very good source of fiber and important minerals, such as: iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc.

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Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup | Vellutata di Broccoli, Zucchine e Menta

Broccoli, Courgette and Mint Soup:

I am a very big fan of soups, whenever I have guests coming over for dinner I serve a nourishing and tasty soup as a starter followed by my healthy version of a classic Greek salad or by my signature veggie frittata. This green soup is very easy to prepare and I personally love to add fresh mint leaves to make it more tasty and delicious. Broccoli are a very good source of vitamin K and A, that combined can help the body to keep the vitamin D metabolism in balance. In addition broccoli are very high in vitamin C, that can really help to fight skin damage caused by pollution and sun exposure. I like to serve this soup with a delicious cashew cream which makes it even more rich and tasty.

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup | Zuppa di Zucca e Patata Americana

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup:

Autumn is probably one of my favourite season , mainly because I love how quickly the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. In Autumn I like to take long walks in the park and buy organic vegetables from the local farmer’s market. My favourite fruits and vegetables of this season, are : butternut squash, sweet potato and apples. The recipe I’m sharing with you today has a very high content of vitamins, such as: vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes are also a good source of magnesium and potassium.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers | Burgers di Patata Dolce e Fagioli

Black Beans and Sweet Potato Burgers:

When I was in New York this Summer I fell in love with By Chloe, a vegan restaurant founded by Chloe Coscarelli, here you can find a great  variety of delicious vegan burgers. My favourite one is “The Guac Burger” made with beans, avocado and sweet potato. This weekend I organised a vegan brunch with my girlfriends and I tried to remake it in my kitchen. My version is made with black beans and quinoa, which are both a great source of plant-based protein, and sweet potato, which is a great source of carbohydrates, therefore this recipe represents a nutritious and well balanced meal.

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Cinnamon Cashew Milk | Latte di Anacardi alla Cannella

Cinnamon Cashew Milk: 

Cashew milk is my favourite plant-based milk and I like to use it basically everywhere. I add it to my morning smoothie, to my healthy and vegan sweet treats or to my porridge. This recipe is super tasty and very easy to prepare as you don’t have to drain it like classic almond milk. Cashew nuts are really good for you as they have a very low Glycemic Index and they are a super good source of copper and magnesium.

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Warm Berry Porridge | Porridge ai Frutti Rossi

Warm Berry Porridge:
In London, the porridge season has officially started. Even if I truly love to have a fresh smoothie in the morning, when the weather gets colder and the sky is grey, I’ll rather have a warm and cozy porridge packed with vitamins and minerals. For this porridge I normally use blueberries, raspberries and blackberries mixed together. Berries are a very good source of vitamin C, that will boost your Immune System.

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Meri’s Energy Bars | I Miei Quadratini Energetici

Energy Bars :

 

I came back from Costa Rica one week ago and I had to fly immediately to London to celebrate my graduation in International Business at Hult Business School. I promise that I am going to share with you a post dedicated to my adventures in Costa Rica very soon. It has been a truly amazing journey with my brothers, i simply loved eating fresh tropical fruits for breakfast and spending the day surfing amazing waves, but let’s leave all the details to the next post.

 While I was in London celebrating my graduation with my family, I had the chance to taste a super delicious energy bar in a little vegan restaurant in Notting Hill, I try to recreate it in my kitchen and here’s the recipe for you. It is made of nuts and seeds which are both a really good source of plant-based protein and gluten-free oats which are a really good source of carbs.

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Healthy Granola | La Granola di Meri

Healthy Granola :

I normally like to have Porridge for breakfast, I love to wake up early in the morning and prepare it while sipping my cup of Espresso. Now that the weather is super warm, I’ll rather have a fresh smoothie or my home made Granola with yoghurt and honey. My Granola is made with nuts and seeds. Nuts and Seeds are a good source of plant-based protein that will make you feel satisfied and fullfilled.

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