Lemons and Basil

Three Cheese Spinach Pesto Pizza + Vital Proteins GIVEAWAY

As promised, I not only have an amazing recipe to share for this Three Cheese Spinach Pesto Pizza, but thanks to Vital Proteins, I also have a GIVEAWAY! If you missed last week’s post, you can check out the first part of this two-part series here. But, first and foremost, this pizza. Seriously, one of my favorite things I’ve made in a long time. Josh and I love the idea of Friday night pizza and game nights with Brighton as he grows {and hopefully other children}, and although he’s a little young at this point, we’ve already set this tradition in motion. Rather than baking a full pizza, I prefer using flatbread and baking a personal size one for each of us. {I don’t do well with lots of leftovers sitting around, I tend to nibble until I’ve eaten way too much!}

For this Three Cheese Spinach Pesto Pizza, I used whole wheat lavash flatbread as the base, each one contains 7 grams of protein, 6 grams fiber and only 190 calories – yes please. Then there’s this pesto, oh the pesto! In all honestly, I’ve never been drawn to pesto pizzas, but with a craving for goat cheese, a garlic-spinach-based-pesto seemed like the perfect pairing. And trust me, it was. The pesto is robust, packed with earthy spinach, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, pecans, and a little lemon. It came together exactly as I was hoping and beautifully countered the creamy goat cheese, sweet onions, and mozzarella cheese.


And perhaps the best thing about this spinach pesto is the addition of Vital Proteins’ Collagen Beauty Greens, adding not only protein, but an array of other health benefits, including anti-aging properties. In turning 30 earlier this year, I find I am suddenly all for bringing on the anti-aging products!

I’ve loved having a canister of these beauty greens sitting in my pantry. It’s great for adding to things like guacamole, or can easily be thrown in a blender with a little almond milk, peanut butter, banana and cocoa for a healthy smoothie. You can find additional details on the Collagen Beauty Greens below, plus check out Vital Proteins’ blog for more recipes using their various products.

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  • 28 servings per container

How Collagen Supports Joint & Bone Health

While I love the thought of collagen helping with more apparent things such as smoothing and toning my skin, I also love it’s ability to help support joint and bone health. It does this by allowing your digestive system to break down the proteins into amino acids, that are then absorbed and used as building blocks to help support collagen production throughout the body. Essentially it helps the body heal from within.

Bone Health

Joints

Even MORE Benefits and Considerations – Preliminary research suggests that collagen supplements may help:

So many amazing health benefits to consider, and best of all, you can enter to win a canister of each of these products to try for yourself. Vital Proteins has agreed to give one lucky winner a 20 ounce canister of Collagen Beauty Greens, and a 10 ounce canister of Marine Collagen, that’s a value of $130! For your chance to win, enter below!

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This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins, however all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who keep Lemons and Basil in action!

Three Cheese Spinach Pesto Pizza
 
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This Three Cheese Spinach Pesto Pizza is an absolute favorite in our house, so much flavor combined with wholesome goodness!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • FOR THE PESTO:
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 scoop Collagen Beauty Greens
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese {approx 1 ounce}
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup garbanzo beans
  • FOR THE PIZZA:
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2 flatbreads
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced and caramelized
  • 1½ oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Thinly slice onions and add to small pan, cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions caramelize.
  3. While onions cook, add all pesto ingredients to bowl of food processor and process 12-15 seconds.
  4. Add flatbread to baking sheet and bake 5-6 minutes or until flatbread is crispy without being burned.
  5. Remove flatbread from oven, add pesto, followed by shredded mozzarella, grated Parmesan, caramelized onions, goat cheese and roasted pumpkin seeds, bake additional 5 minutes or until cheeses have melted. Enjoy!
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Nutritional information taken from LIVESTRONG.com and Vitalproteins.com.