Homemade Almond Flour Crust Pizza
So often I hear, "I'm not ready to eat healthier because I don't want to give up my pizza and beer." Two things. One, you don't have to give up your "pizza" in order to eat better, you just need to tweek your ingredients a bit. Two, if you're wanting that body you had 20+ lbs ago, you might need to give up a few things, like beer, in order to get there. Now, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a cold one here and there. It just means that moderation is now your new best friend.
Now pizza has always been a weakness of mine. I certainly was not ready to give it up on my journey towards a healthier lifestyle. However, as time went on, it just wasn't worth feeling like crap every time I ate it. So I went in search of a homemade version, made with better ingredients, that I could enjoy without all the guilt that came along with it. This is what I got. To be honest, my family enjoys it more than regular pizza. I hope you do too!
After making the dough, the rest of the recipe is up to you. You can follow the veggie recipe I have here, or you can add your own toppings that you love. We've done dozens of variations and it always turns out great.
1 cup of almond flour
2 cups of tapioca flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of garlic powder (optional)
1 tbsp of water
Dash of sea salt
Marinara Sauce (no sugar added)
Organic Bell Peppers
Organic Green Onion
Organic Brussel Sprouts (chopped)
Non-Dairy Cheese (we used cashew cheese)
First, preheat the oven to 410 degrees. Prepare the crust by adding all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Make sure to only add 1 tbsp of water, if you add too much, the dough gets very sticky and hard to work with. If the 1 tbsp is not enough, add 1 tsp at a time until you get enough the right consistency.
Next, roll out your dough on a baking sheet or pizza pan. You can also break the dough up and make three individual pizzas. Once dough is at desired size, you can build your pizza from there. I started with a layer of mashed avocado and then topped that with marinara sauce. I then added the veggies on top of that and topped those with dairy free cheese.
Once you have your desired toppings on, place the pizza in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Time varies depending on toppings and preference. Take out of oven, slice, and enjoy!
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