Dairy-Free Pesto & Egg Pizza

Sometimes all we need is a little love. Other times, all we need is a pizza. The dairy-free & gluten-free pesto pizza if perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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It isn’t everyday that I get to takeover a local businesses Instagram and have all their followers watching me make a delicious on the spot lunch. I had so much fun taking over Method Juice Cafe’s Instagram a few months ago and the response to the recipe I created, live, was a hit. If you weren’t able to join us, fear not, I am going to show you how to make this delicious meal right now! I guess by “show you” I mean “explain to you” but I have no doubt that you will make a delicious pizza.

One of my favorite things to do with Simplholistic is to show you how fun and easy making healthy meals can be. I love to debunk that “gluten-free is nasty” and “i can’t live without cheese” myths because they are not true! I have made some delicious recipes without dairy and gluten and you wouldn’t believe that even the pickiest of eaters were inhaling what I put on their plates. It’s all about perspective. Want to know something? Bananas, broccoli, rice and sweet potatoes are all gluten and dairy-free, naturally. Forget about the labels and have some good food.

Let’s talk about the good stuff. Eggs, avocado, sunflower seeds, beet greens, pumpkin seeds, nutritional yeast and tomatoes are some of the key ingredients in this BOMB pizza recipe. Having a meal that is well balanced is the key to a truly satisfying meal. These kind of meals will leave you comfortably full, satiated and weirdly wanting more because they taste so good.

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and believe it or not, the yolks are good for you even though they have cholesterol (which isn’t a poison). GASP!
Tomatoes are one of those foods that are even better for you when they are cooked, canned or stewed. They contain an amazing phytochemical called lycopene that is cancer-preventative. Lycopene also has the ability to protect your body from the damage induced by pesticides and other chemicals. (1)
Nutritional Yeast is that yellow powder or flakes that you may find in vegan cheese recipes. It has so much more than just a cheesy flavor. Nutritional yeast is high B vitamins and protein. Don’t use this as a bakers yeast, totally different! (2)
Pumpkin Seeds need to get more recognition because they are amazing for general health and specifically for those with with prostate cancer or poor prostate health. Pumpkin seeds are filled with trace minerals like Zinc, magnesium, iron and potassium. They also reduce inflammation and soothe an overactive bladder. (3)


Let’s Cook!

PESTO:
handful of cashews&sunflower seeds
1 T. avocado oil
1 garlic clove
dash of sea salt
1 t. nutritional yeast
2 beet green leaves (or kale/spinach)
dash of water
*blend all until pesto consistency forms

TOPPING:
1 fried egg
grilled tomatoes
1/2 avocado

1 Savor Tooth Paleo tortilla

Sources:

(1) Dr. Axe. (2017). Cancer-Preventing, Heart-Healthy, Brain-Boosting Lycopene. [online] Available at: https://draxe.com/lycopene/ [Accessed 20 Jun. 2017].

(2) Nutrition Stripped. (2017). Nutritional Yeast | Nutrition Stripped. [online] Available at: http://nutritionstripped.com/pantry/nutritional-yeast/ [Accessed 20 Jun. 2017].

(3) Dr. Axe. (2017). Pumpkin Seed Oil Benefits Prostate & Heart Health – Dr. Axe. [online] Available at: https://draxe.com/pumpkin-seed-oil/ [Accessed 20 Jun. 2017].

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