When it comes to combating overweight and the accumulation of visceral fat, the difference is made by the diet, understood not as a strict renunciation but as a way of nutrition. And the difference in this case is made by the foods we choose to bring to the table. For example, sweet potatoes and king trumpet mushrooms are foods that have been shown to regulate blood sugar and reduce the waistline, also helping, within a healthy lifestyle, to counteract overweight. So here is a delicious recipe created with these ingredients, sweet potato gnocchi topped with a sauce of king trumpet mushrooms, leek and thyme. It really should be said, health and taste are served!
900 grams of sweet potatoes
270 grams of semi-whole wheat flour
1 clove of garlic
200 grams of king trumpet mushrooms
Extra virgin olive oil
Boil the sweet potatoes in plenty of lightly salted water until tender, it will take from half an hour to three quarters of an hour depending on the size of the potatoes. Drain the potatoes, let them cool and peel them. Mash the potatoes to make a puree. Add the flour, a pinch of finely ground salt and black pepper and knead quickly. Form the sausages with the dough. With the knife cut the sausages into pieces in the shape of small cylinders. With the help of a fork, create the typical grooving of gnocchi. Press each piece of dough lightly against the fork tines and, using only your thumb, roll it against the prongs. Let the gnocchi rest on the floured work surface. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and cut the mushrooms into slices. You can use everything of king trumpet mushrooms, even the stem. In a pan, brown the garlic clove and the sliced leek in a drizzle of oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for about ten minutes, stirring often. Add a teaspoon of tamari sauce and mix, complete with a sprinkling of thyme. Cook the gnocchi in boiling salted water. As these are ready they will come to the surface. Drain the cooked gnocchi with a slotted spoon and pour them into the pan with the mushroom sauce. Let it cook for a minute, stirring, then serve.