7.06.2014

Fruit Pizza (Gluten Free & Protein Packed!)


This past weekend was July 4th, a holiday that revolves around fireworks and grilling out. I put together a fruit pizza to put out with the desserts that would provide a guilt free alternative to cookies, pie, and ice cream. The fruit pizza I made originally had the fruit in the shape of an american flag, but I decided the artistic quality wasn't worth demonstrating online... It did taste delicious though, the crust has a sweet peanut butter flavor and the cream cheese icing is the bomb! Keep scrolling for recipe and nutrition info.


Ingredients:

For the crust:
1 can canneli beans (great northern beans could also work)
1 scoop CellucorCor-Performace Whey in Peanut Butter Marshmallow
1/3 cup natural peanut butter (I used Krema)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp stevia
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

For the icing and toppings:
1/3 cup non-fat cream cheese
1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt
sprinkle of stevia to taste
fresh, seasonal fruits

First, rinse the beans thoroughly in a colander or strainer and drain. Blend in a food processor about 1 min, until they are thoroughly ground up. Added protein powder, peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, stevia, salt, and baking powder. Blend for just a few seconds in the food processor, since blending for too long will make the crust tough.

Pour the dough into a greased dish (I used an 8 x 8 square dish, but you could use an 8" or 9" round to look more like a pizza). Bake at 350 F for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out almost clean. Since this is not a traditional flour-based baked good, it needs a little less baking time, and over cooking with lead to a "rubbery" crust.

Let cool completely. Mix the greek yogurt, cream cheese, and stevia with a spoon and distribute evenly over crust. Add fruit or berries of your choice and enjoy! (Nutrition info below)


Makes 16 slices in square pan, for 1 of sixteen

Calories: 86
Carbs: 6.5 grams
Fat: 3.2 grams
Protein: 6.5 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
(without fruit included)


These treats are so delicious and nutrient-packed feel free to have more than one! Just two slices provides 13 grams of protein and 20% of the recommended amount of fiber for an adult woman. Hope you all had an amazing weekend.

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