fitness pizzas

low-carb flax pizza

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.


Low-Carb Flax Pizza

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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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
  • oregano


  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 handful grated mozzarella
  • anything else you want to add
  1. Start by blitzing up your liquids and the seasoning an small food processor.
  2. Then add the cottage cheese to  the batter and mix again until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes on 200°C in your preheated oven.
  5. Take the pizza dough out the oven and top with the tomato sauce and your additional toppings.
  6. Bake the pizza again for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  7. Enjoy.


2 thoughts on “low-carb flax pizza

    1. thanks so much julius - your recipes inspire me so much as well, you have no idea how long i avoided getting more adventourus with eating and tastefortaining inspires me to play in the kitchen. much love from munich

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