I couldn’t give you a scrummy pizza base recipe and not also share my awesome recipe for gooey vegan macadamia mozzarella cheese could I?! This recipe is so simple, just uses a few ingredients and can be kept in the fridge for a week – meaning you can add this delicious creamy cheese to a whole host of delicious recipes!
Dairy free, vegan macadamia mozzarella cheese
So I’m sure I don’t need to go into too much detail about why it’s best to skip the cow dairy when it comes to healing your acne, but just incased you’re starting our your skin healing journey, I’ll recap!
Cows dairy is problematic for acne because it contains highly inflammatory A1 casein. A1 casein should be avoided by anyone who suffers from acne or any sort of hormonal issues such as endometriosis, PCOS and even just chronic PMS. However, Goats, Ewe and Buffalo dairy contain A2 casein and most women don’t suffer the same inflammatory response as cows dairy. It’s one of those things that you’re going to have to try it and see how you get on – I eat goats cheese and drink goats milk on a regular basis and it has ZERO effect on my skin. Now I’ve cleared my acne, I can actually eat cow dairy without any issues either, but due to the studies showing the connection between cows dairy and inflammation, I choose to avoid it and stick to A2 goat dairy on a day-to-day basis.
I recently read on this post by Lara Briden that if you used to suffer with regular ear/throat infections as a child, it’s a very good indicator to whether you can or can’t tolerate dairy. Those who suffered with upper respiratory infections as a child should avoid dairy completely as those childhood infections “were driven by A1 casein, and in adulthood, the same immune-disruption manifests as other inflammatory conditions.” (L.Briden, 2013)
Why macadamia nuts?
When switching over to a healthy lifestyle, our intake of nuts usually skyrockets! We replace our mid afternoon chocolate biscuit for a handful of nuts, ground almonds become a key ingredient in ALL our baking and nut milks and nut butters form a base for our porridge and shakes. It’s easy to suddenly find your self eating tonnes of nuts on a daily basis.
Although they have many health benefits, nuts and seeds can contain really high amounts of inflammatory Omega-6 and not as much anti-inflammatory Omega-3. As a key part of healing acne is all about overcoming inflammation – it’s important not to consume too many omega-6 on a daily basis. This is the reason that I only recommend eating 1 portion of nuts per day to keep our omega levels balanced.
The exception to this rule is Macadamia nuts, which contain a balanced ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 so I always use macadamia nut where possible in my snacking, baking and food prep!
Read more about nuts and the Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio here
I can’t wait for you to try this vegan macadamia mozzarella – it’s just sooo good! Remember, you can share your acne friendly recipes on Instagram using the hashtag #SkynApproved!
Want the pizza recipe?! Get the recipe for my gluten free and vegan buckwheat pizza crust here
Peace, Love & Clear Skin