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Healthy pizza recipes – raw and spicy

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Healthy pizza recipes

As you perhaps already know, we have decided to add another category to our raw food recipes, which is called ‘main courses’, to give you some simple ideas how to combine different raw food dishes into a main lunch course, to show you that your lunch will overshadow any of the food distractions offered to you in outside restaurants or elsewhere.


Raw pizza recipe with a spicy sauce

Many raw pizza recipes, while delicious, are very heavy because of the nuts that are usually being used to make it. This recipe is devoid of any nuts whatsoever! The dough is light on the stomach and tasty. It’s made of zucchini and sprouted buckwheat.

For the top, we will use a raw spicy sauce – Mexican style – made from tomatoes and  winter pumpkin. The sauce is prepared in 10-15 minutes and is very healthy and delicious (see extra info below).

If you know that you are going to prepare a dish which will involve a raw dough, like pizza, why not prepare dough for the whole week? We usually need 1-2 days to prepare our food for most of the week; it is much more effective this way.

Please note: We always say this recipe is for two people, but the actual volume of the dough is for six. Why? Because in this way, you’ll do the dehydration process only once, and you’ll have meals prepared in advance for various combinations. For example, use the same dough for bread, and you can eat it the next day as a side dish or afternoon snack.


Raw dough for pizza

Preparation time: 15-20 min.

Soaking: over night, or 6-10 hours

Dehydration: 8-12 hours


Ingredients for 2 people (for 3-5 meals):

35 oz (1 kg) of zucchini

17.5 oz (1/2 kg) of buckwheat soaked overnight

3 medium garlic cloves (or as you like)

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

3-5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 fresh-squeezed lemon

2 cups of ground flax seeds


Methods/steps –

1. Put the buckwheat into a jar and cover with fresh water. Soak it over night. After that, wash well a few times.

2. Chop zucchini into small pieces.

3. Put the zucchini into a food processor and process well.

4. Put the buckwheat, salt, olive oil, and lemon into food processor and mix well with the zucchini.

5. Grind flax seeds in a clean electric coffee grinder; grind until powdered.

6. Put ground flax seeds in food processor with other ingredients and process until well combined.

7. Spread out on dehydrator sheets in any shape you like, and mark the dough (best with a pizza cutter) into handy pieces. Thickness: 0.5 inch (~1 cm). You should be able to fill 4 regular trays (15” or 38cm) with the dough. Dehydrate at 115ºF (46ºC) for 4-6 hours. When the top feels dry to touch, flip and continue drying on the other side. Let dry another 4-6 hours until dry.

8. When dry, store in refrigerator in a sealed container. Stays good for 7 days, maybe more, we’ll never know, because it is eaten up too soon.



Instead of flax seeds, use chia seeds.

Let buckwheat sprout 1 or 2 days; it adds to live-food-value.


Viva Mexico raw spicy sauce

Preparation time: 10-15 min.


Ingredients for 2 people:

3 cups of Hokkaido pumpkin

3 cups of tomatoes

5 dried tomatoes

1 red pepper

1 chili pepper (or as you like)

2 medium garlic cloves (or as you like)

bunch of fresh basil

pinch of Himalayan salt or other salt

pinch of black pepper


Methods/steps –

1. Peel the Hokkaido pumpkin

2. Slice and dice tomatoes and pumpkin into small pieces

3. Put the tomatoes into a food processor and process well.

4. Put all other ingredients into a blender with tomatoes.

5. Process until well combined and creamy.



Instead of Hokkaido pumpkin, use any other winter pumpkin or squash.


Main course:

Serve the pizza with the spicy sauce on top and lettuce salad on the side. Enjoy!


Extra Info On Raw Tomato –

1. low-calorie vegetable containing just 18 calories per 100 g

2. excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins

3. antioxidants present in tomatoes are scientifically found to be protective of cancers, including colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic tumors

4. zea-xanthin compound present abundantly in tomatoes helps protect eyes from age-related macular disease

5. contains very good levels of vitamin A

6. also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C (provides 21% of recommended daily levels per 100 g)

7. contains moderate levels of vital B-complex vitamins such as folates, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin as well some essential minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and other trace elements


Extra Info On Pumpkin


Extra Info On Buckwheat –

1. buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel and does not contain gluten proteins

2. super-high in magnesium – contains almost 86 milligrams of magnesium in a one-cup serving

3. very good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, boron, calcium, vitamins of B-group, vitamin E

4. is highly rich in iron

5. rich supply of antioxidants

6. lowering blood pressure, and lowering risk of developing high cholesterol

7. better blood sugar control and lowered risk of diabetes

8. whole buckwheat is high in fiber, so it will faster satisfy hunger; great tool for weight loss

9. contains more protein than grains and is not deficient in the amino acid lysine as most grains are, so the protein is nutritionally more complete

10. it is high in lecithin, which is a brain boosting super food; 28% of the brain is actually made up of lecithin

11. lecithin may prevent anxiety, depression, brain fog, mental fatigue and generally make the brain sharper and clearer

12. sprouted buckwheat is high in bio-flavonoids and co-enzyme Q10

13. participates in more than 300 enzymic reactions, killing bacteria, fungus, viruses; necessary for building body cells, strengthening bones, stimulating skin healing

14. warning: buy organic buckwheat of light green color; the brownish is usually heat-treated and does not sprout



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