Pizza anyone?

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My good friend Liz (follow her HERE) recently shared this flourless, dairy free pizza recipe on her instagram and I gave it to a few of my clients to try – and they loved it! I have quite the arrangement with my clients – where I search for recipes that suit their lifestyle, health conditions, and taste buds, giving them guidance on ingredients swaps and alternatives, and I let them create the dish while I sample it and admire the photos. This is because I am lazy and don’t spend much time in the kitchen  HA! Notice how most of my own recipes typically involve a blender, a big pot of soup, or a stir fry where you mash everything together! But hey, it works!

 

What’s great about this pizza recipe is that it is high in plant protein which makes for easier digestion and absorption, as well as high in good fats, keeping you alert, energized, and fuller longer!

So here is the recipe from my beautiful friend, and a photo and testimonial from my amazing client. I am waiting for my slice! 🙂

Feel free to make it non-vegan but experiment with the gluten-free (flourless) option!

Reposted from Instagram. Click HERE for the quick video clip.

Flourless Quinoa Vegan Pizza

Perfect for Sunday Dinner to make with your family (especially fun DYI with your kids) and fweeeends perfect for people who are looking to get healthy and eating better!

What You Need:

cup quinoa, soaked for at least 6-8 hours, rinsed and drained

1/4-1/2 cup water

1-1.5 TB. coconut oiljessielamfitness - vegan pizza liz

3/4 tsp. salt

2 clove garlic, sliced

1 TB. Italian seasoning

1 TB. nutritional yeast

What To Do:

Soak the quinoa in filtered water for at least 6-8 hours. Rinse and drain the quinoa. (If you plan this for dinner, just soak the quinoa in the morning before leaving for work or soak it overnight, rinse, drain and put into a sealed container and keep in fridge till you get ready to make) *This step is crucial as the recipe won’t work with dry quinoa.*Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or a high-speed blender and combine until the dough resembles pancake batter. Adjust the water as needed.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and coat your choice of pan/skillet with 2TB. coconut oil. Allow the skillet/pan to heat up in the oven for about 10 minutes (this is good to do while you’re preparing the dough and chopping the veggies).add the quinoa “dough,” using a spatula to even it out as needed. Place the dough in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Flip the dough and bake for another 10 minutes, or until brown and crispy.Add whatever toppings you want and feel free to be creative.

I used roasted peppers/onions/mushrooms, vegan ‘chicken’, homemade marinara sauce, fresh tomato slices and HELLA vegan cheese.I then place the pizza in the oven under the broiler after adding the toppings just to heat everything up a bit. (About 5 – 8 minutes).When pizza comes out, top with fresh basil leaves, Serve and enjoy!

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