Cauliflower Chia Seed Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Chia Seed Pizza Crust :
Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free and only takes 15 minutes to prep – can healthy eating get any easier!!
I like making two crusts at once which lasts me for four meals. I use one crust for a pizza for two meals. Then with the other crust, I make two lunches from it: one using the crust as sandwich bread and the other using the crust to have crackers with a salad!
Cauliflower is full of the vitamins that our bodies need and crave like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, omega-3’s, and vitamin K. It also serves as a good source of vegetable protein, phosphorous, and potassium.
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that are full of fiber, protein, calcium, iron, and omega-3. They are loaded full of antioxidants that can fight the production of free radicals, which damage molecules in cells that contribute to aging and horrible disease like cancer.

INGREDIENTS:
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 cup of ground almonds
1 1/2 Tbsp Dried Oregano
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup water
Optional: add 1 tbsp of dried dandelion powder

WHAT TO DO?
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 400.
STEP TWO: Make “chia egg” by combining 3/4 cup of water with 1/4 cup of chia seeds and set aside for 10 minutes until it gets goppy (like an egg white).
STEP THREE: Make cauliflower rice by cutting the cauliflower into florets and putting in a food processor, blender or high-speed smoothie maker. You want to process or blend for around 10-20 seconds or until the rice-like consistency is formed. Do this until you have 3 cups of cauliflower rice.
***I like to process 3-4 heads cauliflower rice at once and freeze 3 cups into freezer bags. I simply take out the bag in the morning and it is dethawed in by the evening. OR you can buy pre-made cauliflower rice from the store which is normally found in the salad section
STEP FOUR: Place 3 cups of cauliflower rice into a large bowl and add in ground almonds, oregano, salt, and pepper. Make a hole in the center and add in the chia egg.
STEP FIVE: Combine the ingredients by the head and shape everything together into a ball. It will be loose and not sticky like traditional dough.
STEP SIX: Put the ball on a baking tray and form into a flat crust with your hands. Make a ridge around the outside, and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
STEP SEVEN: Top with favorite toppings and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

TOPPING TIPS:
– Go for a 100% pure tomato puree and add in basil and garlic to make your own pizza sauce. Most pizza sauces are loaded with added sugar.
– Top with healthy nutritional yeast for vegan cheese which is loaded with vitamin b12, protein and is very low in fat
– Try making a taco pizza with tomato sauce, black beans, corn, sweet potato, onions, cherry tomatoes, peppers and nutritional yeast!

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