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Life of Riley

New Zealand captain Ali Riley on how to bake the perfect spinach pizza

Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

Food
Easy spinach pizza crust
  • 400g spinach
  • 100g shredded mozzarella
  • 50g oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat. Rinse your spinach and pat dry. Add spinach to a food processor along with remaining ingredients. Scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until smooth. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the mixture into your desired pizza crust shape. Bake for 15 minutes. Add your toppings and bake again for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are cooked. Serve immediately.

Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

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Food
Easy spinach pizza crust
  • 400g spinach
  • 100g shredded mozzarella
  • 50g oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat. Rinse your spinach and pat dry. Add spinach to a food processor along with remaining ingredients. Scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until smooth. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the mixture into your desired pizza crust shape. Bake for 15 minutes. Add your toppings and bake again for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are cooked. Serve immediately.

Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

Food
Life of Riley
  • 400g spinach
  • 100g shredded mozzarella
  • 50g oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat. Rinse your spinach and pat dry. Add spinach to a food processor along with remaining ingredients. Scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until smooth. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the mixture into your desired pizza crust shape. Bake for 15 minutes. Add your toppings and bake again for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are cooked. Serve immediately.

Food

Life of Riley

New Zealand captain Ali Riley on how to bake the perfect spinach pizza

Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

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Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

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Food
Easy spinach pizza crust
  • 400g spinach
  • 100g shredded mozzarella
  • 50g oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat. Rinse your spinach and pat dry. Add spinach to a food processor along with remaining ingredients. Scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until smooth. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread the mixture into your desired pizza crust shape. Bake for 15 minutes. Add your toppings and bake again for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are cooked. Serve immediately.

Ali Riley has a lot on her plate. The New Zealand captain and Orlando Pride defender, is also a health coach and massive foodie. Her Insta account @love2eat2love shares her enthusiasm for healthy eating, and living, with a growing army of followers, and gives an insight into the lifestyle that keeps an elite player at the top of their game. Here, she talks us through a favourite recipe.

"I love pizza, so I wanted to make an easy and nutrient-rich version that gives me the energy I need to perform, but still tastes deliziosa! Spinach is a great source of vitamins, and with every 130 grams you get 1 gram of protein. Eggs add another source of protein, which is important for an athlete’s muscle recovery. I amp up the fibre and carbs by adding oats to the crust – this keeps me feeling full for longer. Carbs are super important, especially leading up to intense exercise, so I make sure that my toppings include an additional source – here it’s roasted sweet potato. And maybe best of all, this recipe can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!"

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Penalty Pedigree

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