If you’ve already seen one of my very first blog posts (not so long ago); which you can check out here 👀https://holisticnutritionninja.blog/2018/10/17/cheesy-cauliflower-bites/ you already know that cauliflower is definitely NOT one of my favorite foods.
I’ve never really enjoyed it unless it was smothered in white sauce and coated in cheese – sounds nice right? Which is totally fine to enjoy once in a while but not necessarily and ideal staple health-wise. However, once I came up with the recipe for the cheesy cauliflower bites *linked above*, I started buying cauliflower every single week. I often make the cheesy bites, but I recently thought I’d try to change it up a bit, so I attempted a creamy cauliflower mash.
I had seen it on some Instagram accounts I follow so thought I’d try my own spin on it. Honestly, I would make it more often if only I didn’t HATE cleaning my food processor 😂
I’ve always loved mashed potatoes but white potatoes tend to make me feel bloated and lethargic – if I’m being totally honest, I don’t know why exactly – I try my best to listen to my body to nourish it and give it what it needs. So, I don’t use white potatoes often. So this recipe is an awesome compromise for me; cauliflower is a great source of vitamins and minerals, low in calories and carbs and now, so good!
Tonight’s dinner was creamy cauliflower mash (which was so yum), roasted purple potatoes (just because I wanted to try them – they taste pretty much like regular potatoes but they look pretty plus it’s always a good idea to go for different colored veg because they contain different nutrients) topped with some shrimp 🍤 I roasted quickly in a pan with olive oil and garlic (I wanted something quick because I was getting Hangry) .
How to make cauliflower mash
2 cloves garlic (roasted)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast or 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt (to make it extra creamy)
Salt, pepper and chili flakes (to taste)
Cut up cauliflower head into florets and steam until tender. Allow florets to cool and transfer to food processor. To that, add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. That’s it 🙂
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