GREEN SPRING SQUASH PIZZA

GREEN SPRING SQUASH PIZZA

Eating or feeling healthy is in no way a boring, expensive or restricting experience! It is all about a relaxed and balanced mindset. Eating healthy is a fun and exciting lifestyle, in which you can have your cake or pizza ( I mean look at this stunner above…) and just enjoy it. Nothing else is asked of you. 
Simply enjoy it with all senses and a huge grin on your face! Food can make you happy, I believe in this fact with all my heart! Try to leave negative thoughts and connections aside! Trust your gut & your heart! 

Once you entered the limitless world of healthy food, your mind will propably explode, caused by endless possibilities, jaw dropping beauty of food you may never heard of or forgot about! And then just let it happen! 
When it is pizza you desire, you can even go that far and create some magic by grabbing the butternut squash you maybe bought but did not find its purpose yet – and yes, use it as your pizza crust! Well, this is what happened over here and let me tell you it was highly enjoyable!
There was never a second where my mind was telling me some weird stuff like I am not supposed to eat this piece, because it is indeed p i z z a. It’s sad how and how much! we think badly or restricting about food – when it can be so much more. 
Let it nourish you, your body and soul. When your mind is healthy, your food choices and body will eventually become more healthy & balanced!
Even a dish called pizza can lift you up and does not make you feel sluggish and like you want to take a nap afterwards!
Whole foods, the real stuff, fresh produce, vibrant colors – add some of that and you will experience the balance and good light feeling I am talking about!

Remember to relax, enjoy, be creative & do not act on the assumption that food is pain, limited or changing the size of your jeans! 
Find balance while trying out my recipe for this delicious healthy pizza!

GREEN SPRING SQUASH PIZZA

Crust
2
cups butternut squash + coconut oil

1
cup corn flour
1
cup white beans
2
tbsp flax seeds, ground

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp oregano
1
tsp black pepper

Tomato
Sauce
1
can tomato passata
6
tbsp olive oil
1
onion
2
garlic cloves

1 tbsp maple syrup
6
sprigs of basil
1/2
tsp turmeric, ground
1/2
tsp paprika, ground
1
tsp sea salt
1
tsp black pepper
Toppings
1/2 cup peas
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
1/2 avocado
1 organic lime
6 Tbsp basil pesto

Directions
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper. 
Peel and cut the butternut squash lengthwise, add a little bit coconut oil on top, sprinkle with some sea salt and bake it for 40 minutes.
Prepare the sauce, by heating the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. First add onion, followed by garlic, chili and spices. Stir in the passata, syrup, basil, salt and pepper. Let it simmer for 30 minutes on low heat, covered.
Once the squash is baked and soft, mash it with a fork. 
Measure 2 cups and add to a mixing bowl.
Add in the flours, beans, flax and seasonings. Use your hands to stir it around until everything is combined and you can shape it into a ball. It should turn out a firm dough.
Transfer to the baking paper and form into a egg shaped/round pizza base with your hands. Use a fork to stab into the base all around. Pre-bake the dough for 15 minutes.
Cover the dough with tomato sauce, peas, spinach, lime and pesto and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven and add some sliced avocado, more spinach or basil.

Enjoy enjoy enjoy! From the first to the last bite! There is nothing to worry about, impress your gluten free friends, your non vegan friends, add some plant based cheese or not, mash with all your heart & don’t forget the huge grin while eating the healthiest stunning pizza ever! 
Love & spring-feelings,
Gina