Italian PNBA pro bikini athlete Federica Ruscitti shares a healthy dessert recipe.
Everyone loves cake, and everyone wants to be healthy and fit while eating as much cake as your stomach can handle too. Unfortunately, often these two aspirations don’t go hand in hand. However, it’s possible to eat delicious desserts and still reach your fitness goals with the right ingredients. Fortunately, International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) athlete Federica Ruscitti shared a healthy recipe for a delicious cake on social media.
Federica Ruscitti is an Italian natural bodybuilder who competes in the Bikini division. At 2021 Natural Olympia, she shared the stage with the world’s top natural Bikini Divas athletes.
Admittedly, Ruscitti acknowledges she got the recipe from a girl she’s been following for years on Instagram (IG). On IG, Ruscitti stated that this recipe is good compared to others she’s tried.
Below are the ingredients of the healthy cake recipe (no sugar and healthy ingredients).
- One egg
- 50g of egg white
- 70g of almond milk
- 50g flavored oat flour
- 50g 1 type fruit flour
- 40g of erythritol
- 20g sunflower oil
- 16g almonds
- 20g raisins
- 4g yeast
- rum flavor
Ruscitti said to soak the raisins in hot water. Then, Ruscitti mixed the eggs with erythritol, added the oil, aroma, and milk, mixed it, and added flour with the yeast. She claims that the dessert isn’t very protein-centric, but you can add yogurt or make a protein sauce to increase the protein. Ruscitti stated:
“ASIDE I MOUNTED THE EGG WHITE, THEN (I KNOW IT WOULD BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND) BUT I PUT THE MIXTURE INSIDE THE EGG WHITE AND MIXED FROM THE BOTTOM UP WITH A MARISA [SIC], TRYING NOT TO DISMANTLE THE DOUGH. DIPPED HALF OF THE RAISINS, POURED INTO AN 18 CM SPRINGFORM PAN, LINED WITH PARCHMENT PAPER.”
Lastly, Ruscitti put the almonds and raisins on top and baked it at 180-degrees for 25 minutes.
You can see Ruscitti’s full IG post with a picture of the cake below.
Federica Ruscitti has other recipes on her IG page, too, if you’d like to learn how to make more healthy, delicious foods.
Aside from eating healthy foods to hit your fitness goal, taking the right supplements can also help. PNBA Figure pro competitor Erika Sweeney has firm reasons you should add a vitamin D supplement to your diet.
Federica Ruscitti’s Training
Of course, a proper workout combined with your nutrition is best for reaching your fitness goals. For Federica Ruscitti’s upper body, she likes to do seated dumbbell shoulder press, straight arm lat pulldown, and cable seated rows. To target her lower body, Ruscitti performs a variety of leg movements, including leg extensions, Bulgarian split squats, barbell Romanian deadlifts, and barbell sumo deadlifts.
International Natural Bodybuilding
The INBA has athletes that compete from over 60 countries. Winners from the most prominent natural bodybuilding competition of the year – Natural Olympia – were worldwide, including Britain, Germany, Italy, America, and Mexico. The INBA PNBA aims to recognize elite natural athletes globally on authoritative platforms and as icons in the natural bodybuilding industry. The INBA PNBA recently signed the first international natural bodybuilder to a multi-media contract.