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Pizza (Protein Style)

Pizza (Protein Style)

Protein Pizza

We all know when the weekend comes around we get the temptation to break all ties with our healthy regime and let ourselves binge on a 'cheat food'. We've all found ourselves tucking into a chinese banquet or big greasy pizza on a friday night and feeling down about it afterwards... I know I have! But what if I told you that you could eat delicious pizza any time you like completely guilt free? Well now you can with this highly nutritous version of this delicious classic.

I'm not going to blabber on about how awful cheat foods can be, or labling certain foods as 'clean' or 'dirty'. I'll cover that another time. What I will talk about here is how pizza doesn't arhave to always known as the daddy of cheat foods. Like alot of foods, pizza doesn't have to be unhealthy!


Why should it be? It's not a neccessity that it has to dripping with grease, full of sugars and fats and most importantly, contain a desperatley low amount of protein. Pizza can be healthy, packed full of nutrition and enjoyed without having to worry about the consequences.


Making healthy pizza is actually very simple. The main step is to make the base from scrarcg abd choosing your toppings wisely. If you follow these steps you will end up with a pizza that doesn't include white flour, sugars, oil and butter, but will contain complex carbs, healthy fats, and massive protein injection.


You can still get nice and creative with your toppings as well. Use chicken, beef, pineapple, ham, mushrooms, eggs, spinach, anchovies, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, corn, broccoli, blue cheese, cottage cheese, cheddar and even goats cheese - the world is your oyster (you could even throw some of them on!)
If your ready to bring back pizza into your life? You won't look back once you've tried this brilliant recipe I promise! Lets get started with our crusts...


Low Carb Protein Pizza


A pizza that is great for those watching their carb intake. Topped with mozzarella, spinach and egg, it makes for an incredible Fiorentina low -carb pizza!
This one is great for those who are trying to consume less carbs. With great ingredients like spinach, eggs & mozzarella it makes a great low carb Fiorentina pizza!


Ingredients

1 cup of Liquid Egg Whites
1/4 cup of Psyllium Husks
1/2 cup of Pea Protein Powder (or Brown Rice Protein Powder)
Herbs to taste (Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley)
Garlic Salt and Onion Granules to taste

Directions

Blend or whisk all of the above ingredients together until you get a kind of thick liquid or sticky dough.

Spray a non-stick pan with PAM or coconut oil and heat it on high heat. Once the pan is hot-hot-hot, (so it sizzles a bit), scoop the dough into it. Spread dough with a spoon until it's in a flat, round shape.

Once dough cooks on one side, flip it and cook until done. Then, remove it from the pan and place it on a grill or baking tray.

Add your toppings to the crust. You can use whatever you'd like, depending on your macronutrient needs and taste.

Broil pizza for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the sides brown.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size One whole crust (not including toppings)

Amount per serving
Calories 389
Total Fat 3.1g
Total Carbs 27.7g
Protein 62.7g

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Protein Pizza

Be aware that this version contains a little more carbs than the orginal recipe, but oh well it tastes fantasic! You should consider preparing this to have after you've worked out, loading it with toppings of chicken and cottage cheese. Yum!

Ingredients
1 medium cooked Sweet Potato
1/2 cup of Egg Whites
1/4 cup of Buckwheat Flour (or Oat Flour or Quinoa Flour)
1 tbsp of Coconut Flour (or a combination of unflavored Casein and ground Almonds)

Directions

Preheat oven to 340 degrees F (170 C).

Blend all ingredients.

Divide the mixture into two cake pans, or make one crust at a time. Use either silicone cake pans or greased regular ones.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until crusts are golden.

Add toppings to taste and nutrition needs.

Broil pizzas for about 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges have browned.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size One whole crust (not including toppings)

Amount per serving
Calories 162
Total Fat1.5g
Total Carbs27g
Protein10g

Add Something Extra....

I reccommend that you add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree, some chopped mushroom, leek, a dabble of mature cheddar and a sprinkle of parsley. Grab the olive oil and baste around the edge of the crust - this will reall emphasise the flavour of the pizza and brings everything together nicely!

 

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