Arrowroot is the starch obtained from the rhizomes of Maranta Arundinacea, a tropical American perennial herb. Arrowroot has been used for its many useful properties such as healing wounds, soothing the digestive system and more commonly as a healthy thickener.

Below are some proven health benefits of arrowroot:

1. Helps digestive system:

Arrowroot was shown to help relieve diarrhea and constipation in patients with irritable bowl syndrome (IBS). It also helped with reduction in abdominal pain.

2. Helps improving immune Function:

A 2012 study has shown that Arrowroot can help with boosting immune cells.

3. Helps with fighting food borne pathogens:

Research has shown that Arrowroot  can help with reducing the amount of pathogens in different kind of foods specially liquid foods such as soups.

What a better way to enjoy this nutritious starch/ powder than using it in a pizza crust that is gluten and grain free?????

Arrowroot is not the only healthy ingredient in this recipe. This recipe calls for Almond flour, which is a good source of vitamin E, fiber ad has many more health benefits. Coconut flour is also another healthy source of fiber, protein and healthy fats.

Here is what you need:

  • Almond flour: 1/2 cup
  • Arrowroot starch: 3/4 cup
  • Coconut flour: 6 Tbsp. Divided
  • Onion powder: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Garlic powder: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Dried Basil: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Oregano: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Sea salt: 3/4 Tsp.
  • Warm water: 1/3 Cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1/3 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 Tbsp.
  • Pasture raised eggs: 1 whisked

Direction:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together Almond flour, arrowroot starch, 3 Tbsp of coconut flour, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and salt and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, mix together warm water, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar
  • Add water, oil and vinegar mixture to your dry ingredients and mix well
  •  Add egg whisked separately to your dough and mix
  • Slowly add another 3 Tbsp of coconut flour and mix well
  • Line a pizza dish or a baking dish with parchment paper
  • Spread the dough evenly on parchment paper
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Add your favorite toppings and return to oven to bake according to your toppings

For a visual aid, watch the video below:

Stay happy and healthy

Roya

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