Pizza night is a once-a-week occurrence at my apartment. Every Friday, my boyfriend and I ring in the weekend with a nice, hot homemade pizza! Stuffed crust. Gooey (lactose-free) cheese. Maybe a glass of wine. Ahhh weekends are wonderful.
Lately, however, I’ve switched up my pizza routine. I’ve been trying to steer clear of wheat and at the same time up my protein intake. So instead of using the typical store-bought frozen crust (which despite how it sounds is delicious), I whipped up this Power of Pizza!
Get it, like Tower of Pisa. I know you’re laughing on the inside…
I’ll be honest. This crust does not stack up taste-wise to typical, wheat and carb filled pizza crusts, but it’s a pretty darn good healthy alternative if you ask me.
What I love about this crust (besides all the protein) is that you don’t have to wait for it to rise! You just blend all the ingredients together, cook it up like a pancake, top it off and stick it in the oven! Oh, and maybe put some mushrooms on. Mmmm…
Personal protein pizza for the win!
And how about these nutrition facts?
613 calories, 25g fat, 50 carbs, 7g fiber, 51g protein
That’s if you eat the whole pizza! With all that protein, half would be perfectly filling – but since we’re being honest… I eat the whole thing! Pizza. Meet. Mouth.
What are you thoughts on protein pizza? Make it healthy or keep it traditional?
How have you gotten creative with protein powder?
- ¼ c unflavored pea protein (or protein of choice)
- ½ c gluten-free all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- ¼ c milk of choice
- dash or two of Italian spices
- ¼ c pizza sauce
- ½ c mozzarella cheese
- sprinkles and sprinkles of Italian spice blend (or oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, garlic, etc)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Spray a large, oven-proof skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium heat.
- Place all the crust ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the skillet and spread out with the back of a spoon, creating one big pancake-like crust.
- When the crust begins to brown on the edges and seems solid enough to flip, flip over and allow to cook for another minute or so.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Add sauce, cheese, spices, and any additional toppings.
- Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese is browned to perfection.
- Cut into slices and fuel those muscles!