Patriotic Berry Pizza & A Firecracker Workout!


Patriotic Berry Pizza via TheFitFoodieMama.com

I like to be festive and I had this cute star plate sitting around that I was dying to use for a dish for the Fourth of July. I wanted to make something simple but versatile and obviously delicious. I struggled all day to come up with a recipe when it occurred to me a fruit pizza would be the perfect patriotic treat.

This red, white and blue tribute is made of a gluten free oat crust with a strawberry chia jam sauce topped with blueberries and sprinkled with coconut flakes. I tried my hardest to put the blueberries in the shape of a star but we all know I am not that talented.

The crust recipe actually comes from The Lean Green Bean and is made of oats, almond milk, flaxseed, shredded coconut and cinnamon.  Head over here for the measurements and instructions. I toyed around with making my own crust recipe up out of almond flour or quinoa flour but the recipe featured on her site was just too simple to say no to.  Why reinvent the wheel, right? 

Patriotic Berry Pizza via TheFitFoodieMama.com

Patriotic Berry Pizza
Serves 1
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. For the Strawberry Jam Sauce
  2. 1/2 cup strawberries
  3. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  4. 1-2 tbsp water (just enough so it can blend)
Toppings
  1. 1/2 cup blueberries
  2. sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes
Optional Toppings
  1. -mini chocolate chips
  2. -diced nuts (pecans,macadamia,almonds)
  3. -drizzled white chocolate
While the crust is baking
  1. Blend together the ingredients for the strawberry sauce, making sure that it is smooth when done. Refrigerate while you let the crust bake and cool.
Once the crust is removed and cooled
  1. Assemble the pizza by spreading the sauce in a circular fashion over the crust with the flat side of the spoon until a majority of the crust is covered.
  2. Top with blueberries in any way, shape or form you would like.
  3. Sprinkle with coconut flakes like you would cheese.
  4. Add any additional toppings that you might enjoy...it is pizza after all ;)
Adapted from Oat Pizza Crust
Adapted from Oat Pizza Crust
The Fit Foodie Mama http://thefitfoodiemama.com/
If you want to make sauce for more than one pizza, just double the recipe. I still had plenty left over to make another one, so 1 cup of strawberries + 2 tbsp chia + water would probably be able to sauce 3-4 individual pies.

This patriotic pizza would even be the perfect activity for kids. Just pre-make the dough and let them go crazy with any kind of fruit topping they would like. Or you could be like me, avoid the mess and just eat it all by yourself for breakfast!

Explosive Firecracker Workout! 

Adding this workout to the post since I did it this morning to kick off the 4th with a BANG! I used my Ultimate Sandbag, a kettlebell and stability ball adding plyometric moves to really pack in some power!

You might also like:  Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon & Arugula Salad

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I ran the 4 miles beforehand and after a brief cool down, moved on to the workout.  If you want to try this patriotic firecracker, the running is totally unnecessary but I was just feeling the need to log some miles! Plus now I feel like I have earned a celebratory cocktail later 😉 

What festive ways are you going to celebrate the 4th of July?


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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