Speedy Gluten Free and Vegan Buckwheat Chia Pizza Crust
Photo and Recipe From Jo Hodson of Including Cake! Blog
(Serves 2 to 3)
Pizza toppings: Jo used a tomato puree and hummus mix for the base and topped it with thinly sliced veggies.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl and then add the wet ingredients, adding the water last to achieve a lightly sticky dough consistency.
- With floured hands gently flatten the dough onto a floured and lined baking sheet, pressing the dough into a large thin circle (or two smaller circles) approx. 5 mm thick.
- Bake at 180 degrees for 5 minutes to seal the surface. Add pizza toppings of choice and continue to bake for approximately 10 minutes until the toppings are cooked and the edge of the crust is golden.
Note: you can freeze the part baked crusts for future use.
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Photo Credit to Nicky from Nicky in the Raw Blog
When it comes to getting more greens in your diet, it’s not always an easy task, but one really easy to way to include them is in a smoothie. One such smoothie recipe comes from Nicky, the blogger for Nicky in the Raw. In this Banana-Orange Green Smoothie recipe, not only do you get spinach, which is an excellent source of iron and lutein, but you also get Vitamin C from the oranges, potassium from the bananas and essential fatty acids from the hemp or chia seeds. If that isn’t the breakfast of champions, I don’t know what is and in fact, this is a great healthy snack alternative anytime throughout the day. Click here to check out the original recipe posting.
If you are trying to follow a high raw, gluten-free diet and love green smoothies and green juice, you might want to explore Nicky’s blog because it’s a useful resource for recipes as well as tips on how to include more raw foods and healthy meals in your diet. Other smoothie recipes that might interest you include Nicky’s Banana Maca Smoothie and Apple Cinnamon Smoothie and I’m sure if you explore her blog even more, you’ll find even more things that might interest you.
Banana-Orange Green Smoothie
(makes approximately 4 cups)
½ cup ice
2 large handfuls spinach
2 Tbs. Garden of Life Raw Protein
1 Tbs. Navitas Naturals, HempSeeds, Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds or Nature’s Answer Chia Seeds
Blend oranges with ice until liquid. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
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