A hearty, flavorful recipe that will satisfy your cravings for pizza without spiking blood sugar and adding extra nutrients to your diet.
Health Benefits for PCOS
Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, arugula, cabbage, kale or kohlrabi support the liver in its detoxification process. Toxins and excess hormones like testosterone or estrogen are being flushed out.
Replacing normal pizza dough with a cauliflower crust reduces the amount of carbs in the pizza. Carbs, especially white flour, spike blood sugar. Whether you have insulin resistance or not, high levels of glucose and insulin in your blood can cause your ovaries to produce extra testosterone on the cost of estrogen and affect your monthly cycle, ovulation and weight. In addition to that high levels of testosterone can cause hair growth on chin and breasts, acne and hair loss.
How to Make the Cauliflower Pizza
Start off by taking some time to cook. The cauliflower crust takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to make.
First, wash the cauliflower and break it down into small florets. Add the florets to a food processor and pulse until finely minced (if you don’t have a food processor you can also grind the cauliflower).
Add the shredded cauliflower to a frying pan and fry on low to medium heat for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the cauliflower does not burn. I like to cook the cauliflower that way to preserve the nutrients, but you can also place it in a microwavable bowl, cover it with a lit and cook it for 20 minutes.
Once the cauliflower is cooked, let it cool completely. Transfer it into a clean cheese cloth or kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you possibly can. Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl, set aside and let cool.
Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F. Add the egg, shredded mozzarella and almond flour and mix well. Take a baking tray, turn it upside down and cover it with parchment paper. Add the dough in the shape of a heart. It should be about 1.2 cm thin. Make sure the edges are not thinning out too much. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Once the crust is baked, flip it around and place it on a new piece of parchment paper. Then add the toppings starting with the tomato passata and sliced mozzarella. Then add the basil, mushrooms and turkey breast. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Place it back into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
Let cool a bit, add some freshly ground black pepper and enjoy!