Vegan Gingko pesto pizza
Let’s start with fun facts about ginkgo leaves. These leaves come from the ginkgo biloba tree, among the oldest species of trees in the world. This tree is believed to have existed even during the dinosaur age! They are believed to have survived for this long because they are very adaptive and resistant to disease. The ginkgo leaves have a distinct fan shape that resembles the two halves of your brain (maybe this is why they offer your brain such great nutrition; it was ingrained in their DNA!) You can eat ginkgo leaves and nuts raw. In our recipe, we are going to be using ginkgo leaves.
Gingko is originally from China. It has existed for thousands of years, hence the nickname fossil tree. Gingko leaves are an antioxidant powerhouse endowed with terpenoids and flavonoids that do an amazing job fighting off free radicals and inflammation, often the precursor to cancer, irritable bowel disease, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and stroke.
Ginkgo leaves also possess brain-boosting benefits and have been scientifically proven to prevent and reduce symptoms of dementia and other neurological disorders. This is because it improves blood circulation in your brain, which helps heal and prevent headaches and, improves eyesight, boosts cognitive function and brain memory.
Ginkgo leaves are a widespread ingredient in many energy and soft drinks available in supermarkets. However, its benefits are outweighed by these drinks’ high artificial sugar and caffeine content. This Gingko Bilabo Pizza is a great way to get a healthy, delicious dose of a brain booster with pure ginkgo pesto made using all-natural ingredients. You can also enjoy the many health benefits of ginkgo leaves by steeping them in hot water to make tea.
Now let’s jump right into the preparation process of vegan ginkgo pesto and a super tasty gluten-free pizza. Let’s put on our creative hats and have some fun. This is an MBB (Mega Brain Booster pizza), unlike any other pizza. Bring your kids along to learn how to make this easy pizza. The main ingredient here is fresh ginkgo biloba leaves. If you cannot get ginkgo leaves, buy ginkgo biloba powder from your nearest health food store or order it online. Add two tablespoons of the powder to your ingredients, and there you have it.
Gingko Bilabo Pizza
Nutritional Benefits: Gingko leaves are an antioxidant powerhouse endowed with terpenoids and flavonoids that are potent free radicals and inflammation inhibitors. Free radicals and inflammation are often the precursors to cancer, irritable bowel disease, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and stroke. Ginkgo leaves also possess brain-boosting benefits and have scientifically been shown to prevent and reduce symptoms of dementia and other neurological disorders. This is because it improves blood circulation to your brain, which helps heal and prevent headaches, improves eyesight, and boosts cognitive function and brain memory.
- Ingredients for pizza
- 1 tbsp full Gingko Biloba pesto
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 5 cups rocket leaves (arugula)
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 1/2 cup capers
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 spiced grilled tomatoes
- 2 cups zucchini, thinly sliced
- 2 cups broccoli flowerets
- Vegan cheese:
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup gram flour
- 1/2 tapioca or rice starch
- 1 tbsp Kal namak (black salt)
- 2 tbsp brewers yeast
- Some salt to taste
- 1 cup coconut milk
How to make vegan cheese
Pour 2 cups of water into a medium pot and whisk in the gram flour, tapioca starch, black salt, and brewers yeast until the yeast is completely dissolved and there are no lumps.
Place the pot over medium heat and add a little more water if needed.
Add in the coconut milk and cook the mixture, whisking continuously, until the mixture forms a thick paste.
Transfer the paste onto a sheet vegetable paper, spread it evenly and allow it to cool. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour to chill until firm.
Slice up a piece of vegan gram cheese, sprinkle on urad dal pizza dough, and garnish with vegetable ingredients.
How to prepare the pizza
Pre-heat the oven to 180 -200˚c
Place the pizza base onto a flat surface, select the toppings, and add vegan cheese.
Transfer to the oven and cook for about 10 -15 minutes (depending on how well cooked you want your veggies) or until vegan cheese melts and enjoy. If you like well-cooked vegetables, let the pizza sit for a few more minutes.
Another way is if you need an oven. You can also place the base in a skillet, add all ingredients, and place over medium heat, cover the skillet for a few minutes, and voila! You have your pan-baked pizza ready.
Gently slide it off the skillet onto a plate and enjoy.
5.4g Saturated fat
How to prepare vegan ginkgo pesto: https://simplysentient.org/2020/06/14/gingko-pesto-bilabo/