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Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (Or “Fauxtatoes”)

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My go-to side dish when everyone else is eating potatoes - mashed cauliflower

After asking the Twitterverse what everyone was having for dinner, one of fellow Tweeters mentioned he was having mashed potatoes. Conincidently, I had my own version of mashed potatoes going on the stove at that exact moment. So, I’ve decided to share my favorite mock potato recipe for all you healthy people. 🙂

I’ve been making this for a couple of years now, and this is my favorite version of the mashed cauliflower you have undoubtedly seen circulating on the web.

Why choose mashed cauliflower over conventional mashed potatoes? Beside the taste, mashed cauliflower is very low on the glycemic index, meaning a smaller blood sugar response and slower insulin release. Also, mashed cauliflower is anti-inflammatory, and is packed with beautifying nutrients like vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids.

Mashed Cauliflower (“Fauxtatoes”)

1 head large cauliflower, greens removed
1/4 cup organic greek yogurt, plain
2 TBSP. organic butter
1/2-1 tsp. himalayan sea salt, to taste
*Garlic, black pepper, additional spices (optional)

Cut cauliflower head into bite size pieces. Steam florets until very soft, or until a fork can pierce the florets easily.

Place steamed cauliflower into food processor. Add yogurt, butter, salt and any other additional spices.

Process cauliflower for 30 seconds, or until thouroughly pureed. Adjust seasonings accordingly.

Makes around 5, 1/2 cup servings.

Nutrition Data:

2 grams protein, 3 grams net carbohydrate (2 grams fiber), 5 grams satiating fat, 46% daily vitamin C

Compare this recipe’s nutrition data (link) to regular homemade mashed potatoes (link).

Remember, you don’t have to completely go off potatoes to live an overall healthy lifestyle. Using this as a replacement every now and then sure helps, as does regular exercise, sleep, sunlight, meditation, love, laughter, etc.

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1 thought on “Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (Or “Fauxtatoes”)

  1. You state that the glycemic index of mashed cauliflower is much lower than that of mashed potatoes, but you don’t provide values of either for comparison. The glycemic indices found for both that I’ve found typically pertain to it being boiled instead of mashed. Do you have glycemic indices for each when they are mashed?

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