Fuel My Friday: A Healthy Pizza…. Found it!

30 Nov 2018

There are lots of low carb cauliflower crust pizza recipes out there but all lack the necessary protein you need but we’re serving up a tasty and nutritionally balanced base just for you!

The secret protein-boosting ingredient is pea protein powder, whilst it may not sound that awesome but trust us it tastes amazing – all the details to get cracking and whip up this tummy tantalising treat below…

What you need…

 500 g cauliflower

 1 egg

 30 g low fat cheddar

 2 tbsp tomato puree

 Handful of fresh chopped basil

 50 g pea protein powder

 2 tsp mixed Italian herbs

 2 slices of good quality ham

 50 g light mozzarella

  1. Blitz the cauliflower in food processor until it resembles couscous.
  2. Tip it into a large bowl, cover it and microwave for around 7 minutes
  3. Empty the cooked cauliflower onto a tea towel, let it cool for a few minutes then bundle it up in the tea towel and squeeze the water from it. Get some muscle in it as we want it as dry as possible!
  4. It’s time to get stuck in! In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower, pea protein, eggs, herbs and cheddar. Mix everything with your hands so you have a ball of 'dough'.
  5. Spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray mound the cauliflower dough onto the tray then flatten it out to make a pizza base shape, try and make it as thin as you can.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius until the edges start to brown.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before adding the tomato puree, ham, mozzarella and basil. You can get really creative here and add some of your favourite toppings!
  8. Whack it back into the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and you cannot wait any longer!