Oil Free, Nut Free Basil Pesto with gluten free, dairy free Pizza Dough.

Updated: Sep 17, 2019




Is this even real life? How can this even taste good you ask? It does, I promise!


Gluten Free

High Protein

Oil Free

Dairy Free

Nut Free ( Say what? Yes, Nut free for my digestion troubled or skin troubled friends ENJOY)





Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of organic chickpeas

  • 3/4 to 1 cup of fresh basil

  • 1/2 tbsp of nutritional yeast (optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

  • 1-2 garlic cloves

  • 1/8 cup chopped red onion

  • Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon



Instructions:

Add chickpeas, basil, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic, onion and lemon juice to food processor or high speed blender. Blend until smooth. VOILA. Serve! Add to toast, bread, lettuce cups, tomatoes, on bagels or pretzels.




Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free Pizza Crust


  • 2-3 small potatoes

  • 1/2 cup of chickpeas

  • 1-2 garlic cloves

  • 1 chia egg ( 1 tbsp pre soaked chia seeds)

  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste


Instructions:


Add chia seeds to small bowl, add about 2 tbsp of water per 1 tbsp of chia. Set aside.


Add chopped raw potatoes, chickpeas, garlic, and seasoning to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add small amounts of water, SLOWLY and only as needed until smooth.


Remove mixture from blender. Place in a bowl. Add your chia egg. (Should pre soak for about 10-20 minutes)


Knead "dough" into a ball combining the chia egg evenly.


Add dough to the center of a cheese cloth or dish towel over the sink. Squeeze all remaining water out of the dough. The more you can squeeze out the better.


* Tip: Add more spices back in if you feel you lost them in large amounts of water.


Add your dough to a pizza pan. * Grease, wax paper or nonstick pan is needed. Spread the dough out evenly. Thinner will allow it to cook more evenly and thoroughly.


Place dough only into your oven on 350 degree for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Remove.


Add toppings of your choice. Place back in the oven just to warm the toppings.


Serve and enjoy.


Some Pretty Nourished Do's:


Benefits of Basil

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Cancer-fighter

  • Pain-reducer (analgesic)

  • Fever-reducer (antipyretic)

  • Diabetes-preventer

  • Liver-protector (hepatoprotective)

  • Blood vessel-protector

  • Anti-stress solution

  • Immune-booster


Herbs like basil contain essential oil compounds because these help the plant defend itself from predators like bugs, rodents and strains of bacteria in the soil. When we ingest these protective oils, we experience similar benefits: a boost in immunity and protection from disease.


Benefits of Chickpeas:


Chickpeas are a form of complex carbohydrate that the body is able to slowly digest and use for energy. This is essential, as all carbohydrates are not created equal; some quickly raise  blood sugar levels and lead to “spikes and dips” in energy (these are called simple or fast carbs), while others do the opposite and give us sustained fuel ((these are called complex carbs).


Chickpeas nutrition boasts high levels of iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins, all of which are especially important for vegetarians and vegans who may be lacking in these essential nutrients due to avoiding animal products. Chickpeas are great source of folate, also called Vitamin  B6. Folate is important for helping the body to effectively produce new cells as it plays a role in copying and synthesizing DNA.



Oil Free Pizza Crust Recipe




Why no oil or fat?






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