Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint | Insalata di Riso Rosso Thai, Melanzane e Albicocche

Aubergine and Apricot Salad with Fresh Mint.

Here in Italy I have a nice garden where my father grows loads of veggies and aromatic plants like mint and rosemary. Since I truly adore fresh mint I love to add it to every single dish or to my iced drinks. When I need inspiration for my recipes, I like to walk trough our garden and pick random vegetables, then I try to combine them together and create new healthy dishes. Yesterday I decided to cook our aubergines with apricots and fresh mint, I loved it so much that i decided to share the recipe with you.

Spelt and Zucchini Burgers | Polpette di Farro e Zucchine

Spelt and Zucchini Burgers :

Now that the weather is getting super warm, I like to prepare healthy and light meals. I personally love veggie burgers, therefore I decided to create a lighter version of my Lentil Burgers. made with courgette and spelt. Courgettes have a very high level of potassium and vitamin C, they are also really low in calories and high in water content.

Avo and Mozzarella Sticks | Spiedini di Mozzarella e Avocado

Avo and Mozzarella Sticks :

Whenever I invite friends over for dinner I don’t want to prepare just  vegan and super  healthy meals,  I try to always come up with new creative recipes for them. Most of my guests are not very  into healthy eating so I avoid serving “boring” salads or vegan dishes.  The recipe I’m sharing with you today is perfect as a delicious  starter, maybe followed by my healthy lentil burgers.

Chocolate Cheesecake | Cheesecake al Cioccolato

Chocolate Cheesecake :

I know I have been quiet lately, but the GMAT preparation is driving me crazy. I’m studying most of the day and unfortunately I don’t have as much time as before to prepare new healthy dishes for you guys.

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.

Pre-Workout Smoothie | Frullato Pre-Allenamento

Pre-workout Smoothie :

 

I really enjoy a good workout early in the morning. I usually go for a spin or pilates class or for a jog in the park, it makes me feel very good and energised for the entire day. In winter I normally prepare a good porridge before my workout but since the weather has been so nice I switch to fresh and easy smoothies. For this smoothie I added spinach as it is rich in iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium and potassium. Spinach can really improve the quality of our blood and our vitality.

Meri’s Hummus | L’Hummus di Meri

Meri’s Hummus

To celebrate International Hummus Day I decided to share with you one of my favourite recipe : my healthy hummus.I personally adore hummus because it is so tasty yet fast and easy to make. The best thing about this recipe is that you can keep it in the fridge for 4-5 days which makes it a perfect snack or light lunch. My hummus is mainly made of chickpeas which are really high in plant-based proteins, therefore this is a perfect dish for vegetarians or vegans. Chickpeas are also a good source of fiber,  that can really improve the digestive system and can help the body to flush out the toxins.

 

Avo and Broccoli Quinoa Salad | Quinoa con Broccoli e Crema di Avocado

Avo and Broccoli Quinoa Salad :

I love to have quinoa for lunch, because it is a healthy and well-balanced meal. I personally prefer white quinoa but you can use also red or black quinoa, which is usually more crunchy. This recipe contains a good ammount of carbohydrates , proteins and healthy fats. I usually prepare it wen I’m travelling as it is very easy to carry and very satisfying too. Quinoa is a really good source of vitamins and minerals and it contains also the 9 essential amino acids that our body can’t produce, therefore it is a plant-based complete protein.

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.