With Europe coming up in just 3 weeks times, the new goal is to tone up as much as possible. Which means a sacrifice of the grams of carbs I was eating on a daily basis. After a chat and a rework of my Macros, I now have new targets to hit each day.
I was not going to go for the next three weeks feeling deprived, that’s for sure. So I whipped up a carb friendly pizza, loaded with all the nutritious whole foods, packed with protein. Yes. Please!
Cauliflower is a legend of vegetable, from substituting it for rice to mimicking mashed potato, is there anything cauliflower cannot do?! Whoever thought of using it as a pizza base is a genius. Pure genius.
See below how to whip up a guilt free, carb friendly pizza for your dinner !
Serves 2 People
Macro Break Down (Base Only)
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 16.6 grams
Calories Per Serve: 226 Calories
What You Need.
1 large cauliflower
3 Tbsp Almond Meal
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Oregano
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Feel free to add any seasonings you feel will give the base a kick, including chilli, paprika, basil or even parmesan!
What You Do.
Preheat your oven to 180, and line a pizza tray with baking paper.
Roughly chop up your cauliflower and place in a food processor. Note you will need to o this two rounds depending on your food processor size.
Blitz on high until the cauliflower becomes rice like texture.
Scoop out and place in a large bow. Cover with cling wrap and place in the microwave for 3 – 4 minutes.
Allow the cauliflower to cool before scooping out onto a tea towel.
The trick is to drain as much moisture from the cauliflower as possible! So keep on squeezing!
In a large bowl combine your cauliflower with the remaining ingrediants and combine well. Feel free to add any extra almond meal to help cpmbine the mixture if need be.
Grab your lined pizza tray and scoop out & flatten the mixutre.
* A quick trick is to tear off a spare piece of baking paper and use it to press down, even out and neaten up the sides.
Give the base a quick spray with olive oil to help it reach a crunchy and golden colour.
Place the base in your oven for roughly 25 – 30 minutes or until base is firm and cooked through.
Place on any toppings you desire. I loaded mine up with smoked salmon, spinach, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms and parmesan!
Place back in the oven for 10 minutes to cook and melt your toppings of choice.
Take out, slice up and serve up!
I would love to know how you guys found this recipe! Please feel free to post a comment or send me a message.
Happy Low Carb Eating!