Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Easy Peasy Protein Pizza (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

During the week, I eat like an angel. Sit me down in front of a pizza or a pile of chocolate bars, and I won't even slightly cave. I simply don't want to - give me the kale any day of the week.

However, come the weekend, and that all changes. Something just seems to happen the second I relax, curl up on the sofa and watch weekend TV. Heck, I want chocolate. I want ice cream. I want that pizza!

Don't get me wrong, I don't ever deprive myself, and I love a cheat meal more than anyone else. But I don't always want to destroy my hard work in one weekend...

Protein pizza recipe

And that, my friends, is where this pizza comes in. My delicious, easy peasy Protein Pizza - so fast, so easy that you can literally make it and cook it in less than 20 minutes.

This pizza is completely gluten-free and guilt-free. It can also be made totally vegan and dairy-free (just change your toppings and stick with the Nutritional Yeast) and can be changed to suit whatever toppings or flavourings take your fancy.

If you don't feel like adding protein, then easy - just add a touch of ground almonds to your dough instead.

I hope you love this as much as I do,



Vegan pizza base

(Serves 1-2)
1 cup oat flour
3 tbsp unflavoured protein (I used That Protein's vegan Pumpkin Seed protein)
1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (or use Parmesan)
1 tbsp almond milk
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed chilli flakes
Salt and pepper, to season

Toppings (I used tomato puree, parma ham, chorizo, feta cheese, tomatoes and basil)

1) Preheat your oven to 180C. Mix together the ingredients for the pizza base until it comes together to form a thick dough. In the meantime, heat some coconut oil in a non-stick pan until hot and melted. Turn the heat down slightly.

2) Pour the base mixture over your pan and spread around, forming into a thin pizza shape. Fry the pizza for a few minutes, or until browned on the bottom, then flip and cook on the other side.

3) Take your cooked pizza base and add your favourite toppings, then place in the oven for 10 or so minutes, or until your cheese has melted and your toppings and base are crisp. Serve and enjoy!