Potato crusted fruit pizza is great for post intense workout or run because it combines the natural sugar as carbs and the cream cheese/nut butter for a little protein.
If you asked me what I do most weekends, I’d probably say play catch up, work catch up that is. Work to get ahead (financially). Work to feel “productive.” Work to FUEL the week. Sure, there is down time, but honest to goodness, it’s not enough.
But since shifting focus and ironing out some kinks (in life), I think I’ve finally found my pace.
“Enjoy the tempo of a God-Breathed life by letting me set the pace. Hold my hand in childllike trust and the way before you will open up step by step.” –Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Scratch that…. Actually, I’ve learned to stop running FULL speed and instead set a good “life” tempo. A tempo that allows me to see more clearly the path set out for us—> Yes, major CORNY COTTER moment.
“Most of the time we are wading through life without seeing every situation clearly, and it’s easy to become fearful of what we can’t see.”
But you know what? We can’t keep a steady pace without a pace partner. Someone that keeps your mind on track, your steps in stride, and your heart in the right place. Pace partners are also the ones that push you more when you need it and hold you back when your going too fast. I think we all need a good pace partner in life; whether it be a family member, a spouse, or a friend.
I like to think many of you are my pace partners, as well as the kiwi. And for that, I thank YOU!
So here’s a recipe we can share after a long run, or maybe it’s just the perfect fuel we need to keep going! Either way, we need it.
Potato FRUIT Pizza
… trust me on this one.
[print_this] Crust Adapted from here:
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1-½ teaspoon Melted butter or coconut butter Shortening
- 1 Tb Potato Flour
- ⅓ cup Potato Starch (can also use arrowroot starch or corn starch)
- ⅔ cup GF Flour
- 1 teaspoon Sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- 1 cup Warm Water (105 – 110 degrees F)
- 1-½ teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
Directions were taken straight from the Bob’s Red Mill website as linked above. Except I didn’t use a jelly pan. I used a pizza pan and rolled out smaller pizzas instead of one.
**Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 10” x 15” jelly roll pan; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in ½ cup of the warm water with the sugar added. Let set until yeast bubbles and the quantity doubles.
Add all the rest of the ingredients, using enough of the remaining water to get a dough the consistency of cake frosting that will spread, not run, when all ingredients are thoroughly beaten.
Pour batter down center and spread with a spatula. Run a teaspoon around edges, forcing batter up the sides.
If you prefer, pour the batter and spread in a circle on the pan, forming at 12- to 12-½” circle with raised edges. The batter handles well and will make a circle shape easily. Leave more at edges for raised sides.
Add sauce and toppings. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Note: If you don’t have time to make dough, regular premade pizza crust works great too.
- cinnamon cream cheese (or combine cinnamon with organic cream cheese)
- Nut butter (a creamy cashew or sunflower seed butter is great here)
- ½ cup dried unsweetened coconut
- chopped apricots
- raisins or chopped dates
- Optional topping–> pumpkin seeds, chopped nuts, carob chips, etc.
- More cinnamon to garnish
I basically spread the desired amount on each pizza crust after it’s cooled. The dried fruit is the natural sugar source but feel free to add honey. [/print_this]
This pizza is great for post intense workout or run because it combines the natural sugar as carbs and the cream cheese/nut butter for a little protein.
I totally get what you mean by pacing, and setting a good tempo…to balance all things. I’m working on it…it’s not easy…but I’m working on it 🙂
GiGi Eats Celebrities
I need to adopt that SLOWER ROLL that you adopted. Right now I am a chicken with NO HEAD. NONE. I am a squatting chicken with no head. It’s quite the sight, let me tell you. Imagine a chicken doing the chicken dance, with a little twerking and the macarena!
i need to adopt you so you can slow your roll and chillax under the texas sun
Pace Partner… Drake (He likes when we run fast in the stroller) or MYSELF! 🙂
oh i love that. cutie pie drake
I love this post! I have been trying to put my mind in that same frame of mind. And that pizza looks awesome!
Allison @ Life's a Bowl
I always used to (and still do!) order a fruit tart for dessert at restaurants… The gelatin on top always made the fruit look so magical! And the creamy, yogurty filling… I definitely agree about life pace partners – Ryan said it best when he told our wedding priest “I slow her down, she speeds me up!”
Love this! My fiance is definitely my pace partner, but I also have to give a huge amount of credit to some really good friends of mine who really keep me sane.
You are one of my pace partners 🙂 and I can’t wait to try this pizza- it looks easy and delish!
Awww well we are each others
Heathers Looking Glass
Hubby is my race partner. There have been many racers where if he had not been with me I don’t know what I would have done!
Such good men we have!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
I so need to make this! luvy is def my pace partner!! He totally keeps me sane and on track!
And I bet your his
Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
My husband is definitely my pace partner. He not only reminds me to stop and smell the roses but really works hard to help me with the little things that sometimes overwhelm me. He is an amazing example of handling things as they come your way and not dwelling on them. So lucky!
Husbands are so good at that
I think my problem may be that I have a hard time slowing down for my pace partner(s)! Sheesh. Pretty sure I’m a bit too independent/stubborn for my own good ;). Something I’m working on! Maybe we could be pace partners on that? Xoxo
Always a work in progress
Love your corniness 😉 My pace partner is definitely mrC – he makes everything possible!
Our husbands are awesome like that
Heather @ Better With Veggies
I couldn’t balance everything without Kirk – i know that without a doubt!! I was talking about that just this weekend, it takes a team to run my life. 🙂
And yes, you two are the perfect pace team!!!
so true about having a pace partner. we all need someone who helps balance us, pushes us, encourages us, keeps us in line 😉
You two are lucky to have each other and I have you two!!❤️❤️
Lisa @ RunWiki
Brillant! This sounds so good!! I could make an almond or coconut flour crust and make it for the ketokid.
Keep me posted on how it turns out
What a perfect concept — a pace partner.
We were not created to do life alone, after all.
Your recipe has some serious strange but good cred!
Amen to that! Ps this needs pickles, right? Haha
Arman @ thebigmansworld
So much corny cotter here…love it. Although….I thought I was your pace partner? I was totally insta-chatting with you WHILE on the bike too. Fail, friend.
That pizza…so strange but good it’s amazing.
You so are! My frosted tips pace partner
Oh, I SO need a pace partner sometimes. Or I won’t stop!! Down time feels so good.
And that pizza – potato flour?? Never heard of it!! I would certainly take a slice (or three.)
I’ll be you pace partner!! ❤️
She Rocks Fitness
Can I choose you to be my pace partner in 2014? I’m serious about our weekly phone call check ins, even if they are 5 minutes. 🙂 Stay warm tonight….XOXO
totally! <3 <3 it
Mmm… the crust. What a great idea. And, I too am trying to go at Someone else’s pace. Hard to slow down for that, no? Thanks for the daily inspiration!
Thank goodness for Gods grace!
Megan (The Lyons' Share)
Wow, the fruit pizza looks delicious! I never would have thought of a potato crust like you chose, but I love fruit pizza (brings back fond memories of dance team in high school, where we’d always bring in fruit pizzas to celebrate teammates’ birthdays!). My pace partner is definitely my husband – without him slowing me down consistently, I’d probably be running around in circles and constantly going 100 miles per hour (figuratively). Great reminder!
oh you must try megan! it’s salty sweet goodness
Glad I’m not the only one w/ online “pace partners”! 🙂 The pizza crust sounds perfect–thanks for sharing!!
Yes!! So thankful for them and you!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Some of what you call your “Corny Cotter Moment” are my favorite sayings and reminders. 🙂 Thank you!
I have several pace partners – specific friends, my husband, my mama, and Hunter (even though he has no idea!). 🙂
Sweet little hunter! Love him
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Snow day today = more time for increasing baking potential! Thanks for the yummy recipe, missy!
And to be totally honest, you are my best example of “tempo”. As hectic as your life is, your “down” moments are ones that inspire and motivate me. Your story, your glory with Our Lord, and your message are always the most calming and generous to my spirit. I’m grateful to have you, friend. 🙂
and i am so grateful for you! Sister <3
I LOVE FRUIT PIZZA. I am definitely going to try this crust, looks fabulous.
we all need pace partners in ALL areas of life – face to face AND virtual! XXO
Looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
Well seeing as I love regular pizza, then I’m sure I’d love fruit pizza as well! Looks wonderful Lindsay!
My mom is definitely one of my pace partners. She’s always there for me and really helps keep me grounded, especially during difficult or stressful times.
Moms are so good at that!! Thankful for mine too
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
I’m willing to trust you… I would have never thought to combine fruit with a potato crust!
You will like! So will L
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Needed this post this morning. Thank you!
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
THIS LOOK DELICIOUS!! And I agree, I am still working on my kinks but I am trying to relax and slow down a little bit more as well!
Life is always about finding a good pace, yes?
Jody - Fit at 56
Such a great post Lindsay & I love the way you are handling the slow down & trying to get you time….
My hubby is a huge support to me – I am lucky…
I am learning to take my Sunday outside runs just for more pleasure than to see what time I do them in – so much better for me mentally. 🙂
Wish I could join you! ❤️
Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner
I LOVE that quote! Perfection.
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
Yum this looks delicious! I have had to really focus on making sure I am breaking during the weekends – I work hard throughout the week so that I cna relax and spend times with the most important people in my life during the weekend.
Well set pace friend
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
hmmm…intrigued. potato crust, huh?
Linz @ Itz Linz
yum! fruit pizza is the best and i love your spin with the potato crust!!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I love Corny Cotter on a Monday morning. 😉
Chest bump for the pizza though. Looks delish!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
Mmm this sounds so tasty! The toppings sound amazing, and to me, fruit pizza > conventional pizza any day! Actually, I posted a chocolate chia pudding today and I’m thinking that would make an awesome ‘sauce’ on the crust too. I wish I had time to make this before work today!
Oh I’m all about that sauce!!!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Alex is definitely my pace setter! He slows me down when I need to and motivates me to keep going when I need it! It’s good to have someone like that in my life 🙂
This recipe looks delicious, Lindsay!
Good thing you gonna keep him around hehe
OK, so maybe this is the problem…my pace partners all are running too fast for me to catch up! Brilliant! Potato crusted fruit pizza, so creative…I think 🙂
sounds like you need to be the pace partner for them to slow down. haha.
This fruit pizza looks super scrumptious and there are so many great combos you could do with it, my head is spinning thinking of them all. I’m think pear slices, cardamon and cinnamon would be awesome on that cream cheese
ahh that sounds divine. I love your combos!
such a weekend filled with (husband gone) and realizing what an amazing pacepartnerTEAMMATE she is.
you know i adore that! Tornado speed! hehe
Totally agree! I am really trying to work on this in 2014. Slowing down, and not feeling as though doing nothing is a waste of time, but instead relaxing and letting my mind shut off for a little while. It is not healthy to live life at full speed, and you are right in that you do not enjoy it as much. I had a lazy weekend, and I really enjoyed it. My training will get better too, so I am hoping I can be faster this year with that relaxation in there! Thanks for affirming it in my mind 🙂
Pizza….wow, potato crust, but I guess if I loved the Cauliflower Crust pizza I have on my blog today, why would potato not work too? 🙂
totally would!! And glad we could affirm each other’s minds. xxoo
Alysia @ Slim Sanity
I love this. My pace partner is definitely Kyle. I know that because we do have the same life goals – and agree on plans to get there. It’s a comforting feeling! And I agree, necessary to get there.
The pizza is definitely a #strangebutgood combo I’ll have to take your word for, until I try it that is! 🙂
good man! he’s gonna be a great husband. 😉
Meg @ A Dash of Meg
ahhhhh this sounds so good. and i love the idea of a pace partner. wow we need to catch up!
Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
I’m def trying the pizza! I’m so very fortunate that my husband is my pace partner. He has an uncanny knack for knowing what I need to hear and when. Plus, not many people would put up with my craziness 🙂
so does my husband. Thank goodness for them!!
Feel free to have a slice of pizza for me. I promise, I’ll enjoy it! Heads up though, I may want seconds =)
i sure will! no peaches though. haha