The apple mousse is prepared from sweet and foamy texture and light.
We chose the apple as the main ingredient of this recipe because it is a good source of fiber and antioxidants for our body. Plus, this recipe is easy to make and requires no cooking , so it’s great as a snack.
Transfer apple mousse into an airtight container and take it with you to the office so as not to give up a healthy, tasty but above all light snack .
In fact, one serving contains only 200 calories and is therefore the perfect calorie intake for a snack as part of your diet.
Apple mousse: perfect diet snack
Eating an apple a day is good for your health is not just an old saying, but it is a great truth, because apples are a mine of precious phytonutrients. For example, they contain polyphenols such as flavonoids and anthocyanins. They are powerful antioxidants that counteract the negative effects of free radicals and carry out an important anticancer action.
Another flavonoid is quercetin which protects the lungs from oxidative processes and damage caused by smoke and pollution.
Additionally, it is rich in vitamins C and B, along with a good mineral content. So, in case of exhaustion and convalescence, it is an excellent snack. It also benefits bones and teeth , which by chewing the pulp and peel are kept clean and healthy thanks to its antibacterial action capable of warding off tooth decay .
The apple is an important nutrient because it contains a fiber, so-called soluble, which produces useful substances for the prevention of colon cancer.
It is also rich in phytoestrogens and isoflavones that play a role similar to that of female hormones, so for women, consuming apples could be a valid help to alleviate the symptoms of menopause .
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Nutritional values and properties
In the apple, in addition to water (82.5 g), simple sugars and fibers, there is a complex of precious substances for the well-being of the organism. The micronutrients in apples do not have a specific prevalence: in addition to a good amount of Vitamin C , all the other vitamins, namely group B, A, E and K, are represented in limited percentages.
100 g of unpeeled apple contains *:
- Water: 85.2 g
- Protein: 0.2 g
- Available carbohydrates: 10 g
- Soluble sugars: 10 g
- 2.6 g of total fiber
- Soluble fiber: 0.73 g
- Insoluble fiber: 1.84 g
Potassium and copper, two precious minerals
Even minerals are a good assortment ( iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and copper and traces of others), which makes Apple a good supplement and a very complete fruit.
Among the protective action compounds of this group there are two particularly interesting ones, potassium and copper:
- the potassium is important in the control of blood pressure and dell ‘ hypertension . It also promotes the transmission of nerve impulses, fights excess sodium, maintains the proper functioning of cells and regulates the functionality of the kidneys and adrenal glands.
- The copper helps l ‘assimilation by the intestine of the iron, necessary for the synthesis of hemoglobin. Promotes the preservation of myelin in the nervous system. This mineral also helps wound healing and is valuable for increasing the immune system, activating the metabolism and facilitating the body’s detoxification processes. It contributes to the formation of bones and to keeping them healthy. It also intervenes in the production of RNA, one of the two nucleic acids that transmit genetic codes.
Apple mousse: How to prepare
Portions 4 people
Calories per Person 200
Total Calories 800
- 2 apples
- 190 g cheese soft
- 60 g sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- salt to taste
Blend the apples until pureed.
Soften the cheese with cinnamon and mix. Combine the apple puree, sugar and mix everything.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and add them to the mixture, stirring until all the ingredients are completely blended.
Pour the mixture into glasses and refrigerate them for an hour.
Decorate apple mousse with berries, apple slices, mint to flavor and a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve.
If you want to keep your apple mousse still hot, pour it into sterilized glass jars leaving about 1 cm of space from the rim, so it will keep well out of the fridge up to 4-5 days. But remember to put in the fridge as soon as it is opened.
- ATTENTION the quantity of sugar can vary according to the sweetness of the apples you choose.