Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reasons Coffee is Good for You + Pizza Recipe

I subscribe to Quickie Chick's Blog - funny name, but awesome tips and recipes.  Thanks, Erin for introducing me! Yesterday's post was about "5 Reasons Coffee is Good for You" and I thought I'd share...since I love my cup o'joe.

1.  Improves your focus and concentration at work.
2.  Fights heart disease.
3.  Ups your athletic ability so you burn fat faster
4.  Reduces post-exercise muscle pain
5.  It's only 2 calories per cup (before my Cinnabon creamer of course)

So drink up!  If you want to read the full article to get an explanation, click here.

On to the 'Eat Clean" Pizza Recipe

*1 whole wheat pizza crust
*1 can crushed tomatoes
*1/4 cup organic marina sauce (or make your own)
*1 bag spinach, cooked
*1/4 lb cooked chicken or turkey sausage
*any other veggies you'd like to add
*1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese (I used low fat mozzarella & cheddar on my last one)
*fresh oregano, basil & parsley if you wish

***NOTE - I tend to just throw things together so if measurements aren't exact, it won't hurt.  I just 'eye' it.***

1. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
2. Cook down spinach in 1 tbsp of olive oil and pepper to taste.
3. Brown sausage in a pan (optional).  I like mine crispy.
4. Once spinach is cooked down, set aside to cool.
5. Spread marinara and crushed tomatoes over crust
6. Top with spinach & other veggies
7. Sprinkle cheese over top & arrange sausage
8. Top with any remaining herbs and bake for 10-15 mins.  Let cool for 5 mins before cutting.
9. Enjoy!

It's SO easy.  And like I said, feel free to add/take away anything.  I've been growing oregano and basil so I topped mine with that and it was delish.

Be blessed!


Miss Cupcake said...

That pizza looks sooooo good!!!

Great post!!

Hope you're having a great day!




Nicole said...

thanks for posting this recipe!! looks delish!

It's a girl thing said...

Oh my goodness, that pizza recipe looks delicious! I'll be trying that next week :) And I know I'm late, but I hope your birthday was amazing!

xxoo, Morgan


Carrie Louise said...

Thanks, ladies! I love all of your blogs!! XOXO