Ingredients

1 and ½ cup (diced) diced carrots (250 g)

2 cups diced sweet potato (250 g)

1 tablespoon of olive oil (13 g)

Freshly ground salt and pepper

1 egg

1 cup of whole wheat flour (100 g)

1 pinch of grated nutmeg

1 pack of tomato paste (330 g)

Basil leaves

100 g buffalo mozzarella zero lactose

Who can resist a good gnocchi? This traditional Italian recipe made with potatoes can be even more tasty and nutritious! Made with sweet potatoes and carrots, this sweetest gnocchi is a great choice to vary the menu and make meals even more interesting. In addition, it has an organic tomato passata sauce and zero lactose buffalo mozzarella, making it an excellent option for a lighter accompaniment.

Preparation mode

On a baking sheet, arrange the cubes of carrots and sweet potatoes, drizzle with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven (200˚C) until very soft (about 60 minutes).

Allow to cool and pass through the processor.

In a container, place the processed mixture and add the egg, wheat flour and nutmeg.

Mix well and then work the dough with your hands until it stops sticking.

If necessary, add more flour little by little.

Shape rolls and cut the gnocchi to the desired size.

Cook them in boiling water with a pinch of salt, placing small portions at a time.

When the gnocchi rises to the surface, remove with a slotted spoon.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish greased with olive oil, avoiding overlapping gnocchi. Reserve keeping warm.

For the sauce, just heat the passata.

Serve hot, garnished with basil leaves and buffalo mozzarella.

Carrot is good for the eyes

Great star of the dish, carrots have several health benefits: it is rich in vitamin A, C and K, which make it great for the skin, and especially for the eyes. It also decreases the risk of infections, helps in intestinal transit and those who are constipated and also helps in regulating blood pressure. Carrots also decrease the risk of cancer, thanks to the presence of antioxidants.

Sweet potatoes are antioxidant and high in fiber

The sweet potato is a certain figure in the diet of those who follow a fitness life, and it is not without reason: considered a superfood, it has a low glycemic index and is rich in fibers and antioxidants, which prevent premature aging and strengthens the immune system. Its consumption is good for those who want to lose weight and avoid anemia, thanks to its high concentration of minerals, in addition to helping to prevent colds and flu.

Tomato protects against prostate cancer

This fruit, which is the basis for the delicious sauce that accompanies gnocchi, is also full of advantages for those who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Tomato is excellent for prostate cancer as it is rich in lycopene. This substance prevents blood vessels that nourish abnormal, and possibly tumor, cells from growing. The fruit is also a source of chromium, a mineral that helps diabetics in controlling blood glucose.

Nutmeg is detox and improves breathing

Nutmeg is a much appreciated but also very healthy condiment. It helps to eliminate toxins from the body and has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system and blood circulation. This seed is also amazing to help with menstrual cramps and even relieve bad breath.

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