Pizza. 74% is delicious. 26% is also delicious.
So guess, what – there is nobody I do not know who does not like a good slice of pizza. And even someone like me – watching carbs and grains in general – can resist a slice or two. Because this pizza is not only delicious, cheesy and has a cripsy dough – it is 100% paleo approved, gluten-free and mega low-carb, but helps you reach your fitness goals with a massive 23g of protein per serving. Say what? I say go for the whole thing.
I guess we do not have to discuss where pizza in general comes from – as an avid traveller Italy has been off my bucket list as a kid, ok it is convenient only living a mere 3 hours from the Italian border.
Since then I have come back multiple times – 2005 and 2006 to visit the eternal city of Rome (including an epic disaster watching the world cup 2016 game GER – ITY in the Forum Romanum), Rimini with friends in 2007, Lago di Garda in 2014 to experience a canyoning adventure and of course, my favorite so far:
Walking all the way from Germany to Italy in summer 2014 with 5 girlfriends on the infamous E5 – Transalp hike. After 6 days on the go, we reached Alto Adige on a mountain top full of snow and only realised it at a cottage reading “Donne” at the ladies bathroom sign.
And we had pizza.
As far as I remember quite delicious, thin and crispy, but excellently topped pizza with mushroom. And bursting with carbs and gluten.
Luckily I can now not only enjoy a pizza low in carbs and high in protein, but full of healthy fiber coming from flax seed – one of my favourite 2015 cooking ingredients.
Flaxseeds are actually called “the healthiest food on the planet” – I am not so sure about it, but I make sure I get my daily portion of flax – either in paleo granola, in a smoothie or in flax meal buns.
And the pizza takes these buns to another level, providing me with
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
〰 PALEO 〰 SUGAR-FREE 〰 GRAIN-FREE 〰 LOW-CARB 〰 KETO 〰 HIGH-PROTEIN 〰
Low-Carb Flax Pizza
Flaxseed can be added to baked products as a whole seed, imparting a healthy appearance and increased texture quality. However, flaxseed must be ground prior to consumption to obtain the potential health benefits from the Omega-3 fatty acids and lignans.
- 20g ground flax seed/ flax meal
- 2 egg whites
- 50g full-fat cottage cheese
- 1 pinch of baking powder
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 handful grated mozzarella
- anything else you want to add
- Start by blitzing up your liquids and the seasoning an small food processor.
- Then add the cottage cheese to the batter and mix again until it reaches a smooth consistency.
- At last add the flax meal and pulse the food processor again, the dough will start to thicken quickly and then it is ready to be filled into silicon forms/ onto a lined baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes on 200°C in your preheated oven.
- Take the pizza dough out the oven and top with the tomato sauce and your additional toppings.
- Bake the pizza again for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.