While nothing beats the OG pizza, let me assure you that the sweet potato pizza concept is NOT to be missed.
The roasted sweet potatoes make a filling, satisfying and delicious base for pizza toppings, and I think you’ll find the addition of bright, herby pesto, shredded chicken and creamy goat cheese to be a winning combo.
Not only does it taste insanely delicious, but it’s filled with gut-friendly and hormone-healthy nutrients, making it a perfect option when you want to indulge but still feel healthy and avoid digestive disturbances (aka bloat, constipation, etc.)
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Sweet potatoes are loaded with gut-friendly prebiotic fiber and liver-detox-supporting vitamin B6, helping your gut to eliminate excess hormones like estrogen (which if not effectively eliminated can lead to estrogen dominance).
Pistachios are rich in fiber that converts to short-chain fatty acids like butyrate in your gut. This has several benefits including a reduced risk of developing digestive disorders, including intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut) which is a common root cause of hormone imbalance.
While there are a ton of health benefits linked to consumption of extra virgin olive oil, the latest research is also showing that due to the high level of polyphenols it may help to balance the bacteria in our digestive tract, slowing the growth of unwanted bacteria. To make sure you’re getting all of its amazing benefits, opt for extra virgin, single origin cold-pressed olive oil, which ensures the oil hasn’t been heated or cut with other lesser quality oils.
To make this recipe dairy-free, simply leave off the goat cheese (it’ll still have a ton of flavor) or try swapping it for a dairy-free version made of nuts.
To make this sweet potato pizza recipe paleo-friendly, you’ll also just need to either leave out or swap the cheese.
If you’re not keen on the chicken, you can leave it out and try adding more chopped nuts and hemp seeds for an additional protein boost.
As mentioned above, extra virgin olive oil has a TON of health benefits, however many brands available in the US have been extracted using high heat or cut with other inflammatory oils to lessen the production cost, which negates any of it’s anti-inflammatory process. I like this brand.
Arugula is seriously underrated IMHO, especially when it comes to elevating the taste and hormone-health benefits of this recipe (thanks to it’s sulphur containing compounds that support your liver in detoxification, especially important if you experience pms or heavy, painful periods). I love to toss it with a little bit of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and add it fresh to the cooked pizzas at the end.
Not only is this a time-saver, but the process of cooking and cooling sweet potatoes creates something called resistant starch, which helps feed the friendly bacteria in your gut and increases the production of short-chain fatty acids like butyrate. I’ll often roast the potatoes earlier that day or the night before to let them cool, then put them back in the oven for 5-10 minutes with the toppings to warm and melt.
This delicious sweet potato pizza recipe is the perfect meal when you’re craving something indulgent but still want to feel healthy.
Author: Lauren Chambers
Recipe Type: Entree, dinner, meal, lunch, breakfast
*You can cook your sweet potatoes earlier that day or up to three days prior, which will not only save time but create gut-friendly resistant starch, which feeds the good bacteria in your gut microbiome.
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