I’m happy to report that the cold I mentioned last Monday is practically gone, leaving me feeling as though this is quite a Marvelous Monday. I know everyone has seen an explosion of cauliflower pizza crust recipes, so that is exactly why I am going to share mine. You can never have too many right?
I am going to serve up a side of Marvelous things to go along with my pizza crust recipe, seeing as it is Monday and all. Each centralizing around updating you on my exercise routine.
Marvelous is: Finally registering for my next half Marathon the first week of May. It will be my 5th time racing in a half.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
•1 tbsp vital wheat gluten
•1 tbsp coconut flour
•2 tbsp unsweetened whey
•1/4 tsp baking soda
•1/4 tsp baking powder
|•1/4 cup egg whites•1/2 cup of mashed cooked cauliflower•salt•rosemary
|1)Cook the cauliflower and mash it well. I don’t have a processor so I mash with a fork.2)Press out liquids with a clean dish towel.3)In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients4)Add in egg whites and mix well, then cauliflower (mix again)
5)Bake for 15 min (convenction bake 350deg F)
6)Add toppings and bake for another 5-10 min
|I will be the first to admit that the whole process from start to finish is a bit time consuming.||
|Without toppings the whole recipe is only around 150 calories mostly coming from protein. Once you get some cheese and meet on it you are working your way towards a more appropriate meal amount.|
|This doesn’t have the yeasty taste of regular breads, but it does taste delicious grilled with cheese. I have had this with and without rosemary, so it is safe to say I prefer it WITH the rosemary.|
|Not crunchy, however you can pick it up with your hands without it falling apart. A must for pizza crust!|
If you make this expecting a regular pizza crust –> you will be disappointed.If you make this after having attempted another cauliflower pizza crust that fell apart when picking up –> you will be pleased (I hope).
Marvelous is: Accepting the fact that my time for the upcoming half marathon will most likely not be what I want. I have had a tight schedule for training, a heavy cracking cough, cold damp weather, and right foot woes to slow me down.
Marvelous is: Enjoying my alternate day strength training despite the fact that I usually don’t enjoy strength. I have been adding more exercises to my strength routine and the variety has pleased me immensely!
Marvelous is: Making it through the entire winter without having to pay for a gym membership or buy expensive class passes. It is great having a good running coat, medicine ball, dumbbells, swiss ball, and skipping rope to make friends with.
What are your favorite pizza toppings (cheese is a given!) –> Mushrooms, basil, and olive (exactly as pictured!)
Do you pay for gym membership? –> Nope
If you could only have one STRENGTH fitness item what would it be? –> My weighted medicine ball