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.

Spring Salad | Insalata Primaverile

Spring Greek Salad :

Last week I have been really busy with my final exams that I had no time to elaborate new creative recipes. I had to prepare very fast and easy meals while studying, and I decided to share with you one of my favourite quick salad, which is super easy to make yet so yummy. I used organic and healthy ingredients like butternut squash, which is very good for you because it is low in calories but it contains a large amount of dietary fiber. It is a good source of potassium and vitamin B6, which helps to boost the immune system.

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.

   

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.