Cauliflower and Chia Seed Crust with Heart, Cancer Prevention and Brain Benefits
We all love pizza, right? But, we also know that pizza is not healthy at all. It’s loaded with fats, bad carbs, etc. Actually, pizza doesn’t have any good nutrients in it – at all. Let me ask you a simple question – are you a pizza fan? Well, if your answer is yes, then you should definitely read the article below. In this article we are going to show you a few tips and tricks how to improve the nutritional value of this popular food.
Note: the conventional crust and toppings can cause inflammation problems and cause you digestion problems. Well, this is one of the main reasons why pizza is considered a “junk food” and is known to cause upset stomach and heartburn. So, the million-dollar question is – how to “upgrade” your pizza? Well, that’s easy – you just have to do is swap out the wheat for cauliflower when making your crust and keep the dairy to a minimum.
The Benefits of a Cauliflower Crust
About the ingredients:
Cauliflower – first, you should know that cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning that it contains cancer-fighting anti-inflammatory compounds like sulforaphane. Well, these compounds are known to work against lung, breast, colon, liver, prostate and cervical cancer, having the ability to induce cell death and prevent tumor migration.
You should also know that this super healthy vegetable contains vitamin C, K, B6, and Folate. Other nutrients include pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese and riboflavin. The medical experts say that cauliflower is a staple for pregnant women, because it has the ability to alter the structure and function of hippocampal pyramidal cells in the fetal brain to boost cognitive function, and improve learning and memory. This super healthy vegetable also has the ability to control the bacteria in your gut to prevent bacterial overgrowth and improve digestion.
Chia seeds – and chia seeds are protein-dense, providing a steady stream of energy as you go about your day. They are also packed with fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 essential fatty acids. These super healthy seeds contain tryptophan, which increases satiety to improve weight management as well as phosphorous, which plays a role in the growth and regeneration of cells. If you consume these seeds every day, the medical experts say that it will improve your high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, control blood sugar, and fight insulin resistance.
Note: this homemade cauliflower pizza crust is gluten free and vegan. And the best thing about is that it’s very easy and simple to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Large head of organic Cauliflower
- 3/4 cup of ground almonds
- 1 1/2 tbs. dried oregano
- Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup water
First, you need to preheat your oven to 400F. After that, you need to wash your cauliflower or soak it in a cleaning solution to get rid of dirt, bacteria, and pesticides. Note: measure out your seeds and rinse them using a fine-mesh strainer. Then, you need to soak your chia seeds in water and place the mixture in your fridge 20 minutes before use. Rinse the cauliflower and pat it dry.
After that, you need to chop the cauliflower into medium-sized chunks and pulse in a blender until it is a fine rice-like texture. Measure 3 cups of the cauliflower and pour into a large bowl. you should add the seasoning and almonds and stir until combined. Now, you need to make a hole in the center of the mixture and add the soaked chia.
Note: use your hands to mix the dough and shape it into a ball. Note that the dough will be stickier and less firm than traditional dough. When you are done, you need to place the dough on a well-oiled baking pan and press it down until the entire pan is covered, leaving a ridge around the rim. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cover the crust with tomato sauce and pizza toppings. Bake for 5-10 minutes, let it cool, and enjoy. That’s it. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.