It’s healthy, delicious, gluten-free , and has many benefits. This cauliflower rind is packed with the vitamins our bodies need and crave, such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, omega-3s, and vitamin K. It also serves as a good source of plant protein, phosphorus, and potassium . This is why the perfect pizza crust is made.

Cauliflower benefits

Cauliflower is very good as a support in the fight against cancers such as breast , colon, prostate and ovarian cancer. Cauliflower provides special nutritional support for various body systems that are closely related to cancer prevention . It has certain compounds that help resist cancer, and it can eliminate cancer enzymes. Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells.

Cauliflower is also good for the heart, digestive system, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. The sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function.

This delicious vegetable is also packed with choline, a B vitamin that is known for its role in brain development. Choline is very important during pregnancy, and it may be able to decrease age-related memory loss.

The chia seeds also play a leading role in this deliciously healthy vegan crust. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds that are packed with fiber, protein, calcium, iron, and Omega-3 fatty acids . They are packed with antioxidants that can fight the production of free radicals, which damage molecules in cells that contribute to aging and disease like cancer.

How to make a nutrient-packed cauliflower pizza crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of organic cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1 -1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  •  3/4 cup of water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C
  2. Mix the chia seeds in 3/4 cup of water and place in the fridge 20 minutes before intended use.
  3. Chop the cauliflower, and place in a blender or food processor and blend until a fine texture of rice and the like.
  4. Measure about 3 cups and place in a large bowl, add the ground almonds, oregano, salt and pepper. Make a hole in the center and add the chia in the dough.
  5. Combine the ingredients by hand and, and shape into a ball. It should be loose and sticky not like a traditional dough.
  6. Put the ball on a baking sheet and form a flat crust with your hands. Make a ridge around the outside, and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Add your favorite tomato base and toppings, bake an additional 5-10 minutes, and enjoy your healthy meal.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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