Potatoes are back! Just not how you might think. This yummy, creamy, deliciousness can be blamed on the humble cauliflower. But when it tastes just like mashed potatoes, who's cares! Sneaky!
What is even more amazing is the incredible nutritional difference between conventional mashed potatoes and this reinvented recipe. Cauliflower contains 7x less carbohydrate and 5x more vitamin C than potatoes while otherwise comparing similarly in mineral and vitamin levels.
But cauliflower's true superpower are the skills that it has inherited as a member of the cruciferous/brassica family: incredible detoxification support for the body. It up-regulates phase II liver detoxification and ensures that the bi-products of our lifestyle can be safely excreted from the body. Without this, you probably feel old, tired, and sick.
Mashed potatoes are also a great way to easily sneak in herbs and spices into the diet. The abundance of polyphenols and flavonoids they contain are only just beginning to be understood scientifically. But we do know that they reduce inflammation, protect our DNA, and help regulate brain neurotransmitters. Who wouldn't want a bit of that?
To get a lovely, creamy consistency, it's best to use a high speed blender with a tamper (like a Vitamix). However, a food processor or standard blender will work (leaving a few lumps) if you use a spatula to scrape the sides down throughout the "mashing" process.