I’m happy to report that the cold I mentioned last Monday is practically gone, leaving me feeling as though this is quite a Marvelous Monday. I know everyone has seen an explosion of cauliflower pizza crust recipes, so that is exactly why I am going to share mine. You can never have too many right?
I am going to serve up a side of Marvelous things to go along with my pizza crust recipe, seeing as it is Monday and all. Each centralizing around updating you on my exercise routine.
Marvelous is: Finally registering for my next half Marathon the first week of May. It will be my 5th time racing in a half.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
•1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
•1 tbsp coconut flour
•2 tbsp unsweetened whey
•1/4 tsp baking soda
•1/4 tsp baking powder
•1/4 cup egg whites•1/2 cup of mashed cooked cauliflower•salt•rosemary
1)Cook the cauliflower and mash it well. I don’t have a processor so I mash with a fork.2)Press out liquids with a clean dish towel.3)In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients4)Add in egg whites and mix well, then cauliflower (mix again)
5)Bake for 15 min (convenction bake 350deg F)
6)Add toppings and bake for another 5-10 min
I will be the first to admit that the whole process from start to finish is a bit time consuming.
Without toppings the whole recipe is only around 150 calories mostly coming from protein. Once you get some cheese and meet on it you are working your way towards a more appropriate meal amount.
This doesn’t have the yeasty taste of regular breads, but it does taste delicious grilled with cheese. I have had this with and without rosemary, so it is safe to say I prefer it WITH the rosemary.
Not crunchy, however you can pick it up with your hands without it falling apart. A must for pizza crust!
If you make this expecting a regular pizza crust –> you will be disappointed.If you make this after having attempted another cauliflower pizza crust that fell apart when picking up –> you will be pleased (I hope).
Marvelous is: Accepting the fact that my time for the upcoming half marathon will most likely not be what I want. I have had a tight schedule for training, a heavy cracking cough, cold damp weather, and right foot woes to slow me down.
Marvelous is: Enjoying my alternate day strength training despite the fact that I usually don’t enjoy strength. I have been adding more exercises to my strength routine and the variety has pleased me immensely!
Marvelous is: Making it through the entire winter without having to pay for a gym membership or buy expensive class passes. It is great having a good running coat, medicine ball, dumbbells, swiss ball, and skipping rope to make friends with.
-*-*-*-*-What are your favorite pizza toppings (cheese is a given!) –> Mushrooms, basil, and olive (exactly as pictured!)Do you pay for gym membership? –> NopeIf you could only have one STRENGTH fitness item what would it be? –> My weighted medicine ball