Clean & Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Mash

Every time I buy cauliflower I mean to experiment with new recipes, but often end up just chopping it up and roasting it in the oven because its quick & easy. After putting the cauliflower in the oven to roast(as per usual) I remembered I had been wanting to make cauliflower mash, so I decided to throw it in a blender  once it was finished roasting to see how it would turn out. It was DELICIOUS!! And such a great mashed potato substitution when you are trying to keep the carbs and fats in your diet a little lower! So I have included the recipe below :) 

Health Benefits

  • Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables:
    • The sulfur compound, sulforaphane (which often can make people gassy), also has been shown to kill cancer stem sells; thereby slowing tumor growth.
  • Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant rich:
    • Although you need some inflammation in your body to stay healthy, it is increasingly common for peoples immune systems to mistakenly trigger anti-inflammatory responses with can lead to significant inflammation related damage in the body.
    • Cauliflower is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients (those things that help detoxify your body and prevent premature aging).
  • May also boost both your brain and heart health:
    • Sulforaphane has been shown to improve blood circulation and kidney function
    • Good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development. 
  • It is full of vitamins and minerals!
    • 1 serving of cauliflower has 77% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C
    • It is also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic aciid, potassium and manganese. 

Roasted Cauliflower mash recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads roasted cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 freshly chopped garlic cloves or 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1.5 cups cashew/almond milk
  • 1/4-1/2 pack of clubhouse gravy mix
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Chop 2 heads cauliflower and place on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil, and garlic. lighly cover the cauliflower with tinfoil
  4.  Bake at 450 for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Once cooked(soft) put the cauliflower into a food processor or blender. Add 1.5 cups cashew/almond milk, 1/2 pack gravy mix and salt and pepper. Blend on High, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed until well combined.
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