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Vegetable Pizza with Zucchini Crust

Here is a new twist on veggie pizza! I just made this over last weekend and it was a success! I suggest eating it in the first day or two… 3 days it is a little mushy and no longer looks as appetizing. 😀 Haha!

Vegetable Pizza with Zucchini Crust

Veggie Pizza

(I doubled the recipe to make it fit this jelly roll pan)

4 cups shredded raw zucchini

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg beaten well

1 TBSP nutritional yeast

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shred the zucchini and sprinkle salt over it. Mix well. Let it sit a few minutes. Pour the beaten egg over it and mix well. Add nutritional yeast and mix well. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish and spread it out thinly. Bake for 20-30 minutes or till the zucchini looks a little toasted and the crust has “set up”. (Baking time may vary depending on your oven). Let crust cool while you make a batch of Homemade Hummus.

Filling: Homemade Hummus or prepared pesto.

When crust is cooled, spread with 1/2 -2/3 cup of hummus. It should be 1/4 inch thick or a little more.  In the picture above, I used half hummus and a 5 ounce jar of prepared pesto. So you will only need a half jar (2.5 ounces) of pesto for this recipe!

Topping: Half a bag of shredded Power Blend Superfoods or 5 ounces of your own chopped veggies. Sprinkle over the hummus and press the raw veggies down a little to make them stick better.

Superfood Blend

Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers and eat the next day.

Cheers to a new recipe! :)

~Coach Shannon

Smoked Turkey with Kale

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 people

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 red onion, sliced into thin strips
1 bunch curly kale, sliced into thin ribbons
1/2 pound smoked turkey breast, sliced into bite-size chunks
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper to taste

1. Slowly sauté the onions in oil over medium low heat for 7-10 minutes, until they start to turn light brown.
2. Add kale and stir until wilted, about 3 minutes.
3. Add turkey and cook another 2 minutes until it is warm.
4. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Green Lift Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Yields: 2 people

1 bunch of kale, finely chopped
1-2 grated carrots
3 cups boiled water
1 cup coconut milk

1. Add kale, carrot and water to a blender and puree very well, about 2 minutes.
2. Add coconut milk and blend for 10-15 seconds more.
3. Serve warm or place in the fridge and serve chilled.
• Add a slice of ginger or a dash of cayenne pepper for an added kick.

Warm Thanksgiving Kale and Squash Salad

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yields: 6 people

1 large purple turnip, washed, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin
1/2 acorn squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin
1/2 small butternut squash, washed, seeded, diced into 1/2″ cubes w/ skin
2 tbs. grapeseed or canola oil (for baking)
1/2 head of kale, sliced paper thin crosswise
1/2 head of Lacinto Kale, sliced paper thin crosswise
1 tbs. each, raw pumpkin seeds, ground flax seeds, crushed pecans
2 tbs. dried cranberries
1 tbs. fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 carrots, diced small
sea salt and pepper to taste
gomasio for flavor (optional)
2 tbs first cold pressed EV olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place the diced turnip, acorn and butternut squash in a large baking tray.
3. Cover with 1-2 tbs. of grapeseed oil, mix until coated and top with sea salt and pepper.
4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking and turning over halfway through. When the veggies are baked, place them in a large bowl and add all of the other ingredients, mix well making sure everything is coated with the fresh olive oil.
5. Add sea salt, gomasio and pepper to taste and serve warm.

Recipe Courtesy of Amanda Andruzzi