The Benefits of Persimmons | Le Proprietà dei Cachi

The Benefits of Persimmons:

I have noticed that I haven’t been updating the section dedicate to my favourite ingredients for quite a long time, therefore today I’m going to talk to you about persimmons. From now on I would like to dedicate one post every month to the benefits of my favourite seasonal ingredients. In the past few weeks I created different recipes with persimmons like my Persimmon Tarte, which is super easy and fun to make.

Plant-Based Banana Bread | Pan Bauletto al Profumo di Banana

Plant-Based Banana Bread:

As you probably know, breakfast is my favourite meal. I love to start my day with nourishing and sweet breads, healthy porridges, delicious smoothies or to spread peanut butter on toast. The recipe that I am sharing with you today, is very fast and easy to make and I normally prepare it on a Sunday afternoon when I have more time to bake, and enjoy it during the week for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.

Meri’s Warm Winter Bowl |Il Piatto Invernale di Meri

Meri’s Warm Winter Bowl:

The weather is getting colder here in Berkeley, and I am in constant need of nourishing and cozy meals. Everyday I am looking for different and fast recipes to prepare during my lunch breaks and this winter bowl is just perfect because you can cook the ingredients the night before and enjoy it the day after for lunch or dinner. This recipe is not only super delicious, but very rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Pumpkin and Walnut Focaccia | Focaccia Dolce al profumo di Zucca e Noci

Pumpkin and Walnut Focaccia:

Breakfast is my favourite meal, I love to start my day with a freshly squeezed lemon juice, a good workout, followed by a nourishing and sweet breakfast. At the moment I’m back home, in Italy, and I’m baking almost everyday a big variety of cakes and breads for my friends and family. This Pumpkin Focaccia is perfect for a sweet but healthy breakfast, because pumpkin is naturally rich in antioxidants vitamins such as: vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

The Perfect Chia Pudding | Il Pudding di Chia Perfetto

The Perfect Chia Pudding : 

Today I am going to share with you my favourite fast and easy breakfast. This recipe is perfect because you can prepare it the night before and enjoy it in the morning when you need a fast and easy meal. I usually make it when I have class at 9 am or when I have to catch an early morning flight. I love to prepare also my own homemade almond milk, but you can simply buy it , just make sure it doesn’t have any added sugars. I used also Chia seeds, which is a real Superfood, in fact it contains loads of minerals , such as : Manganese, Magnesium and Phosphorus. It is also very low in calories but rich in fiber and protein. 28 grams of Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.