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Creamy Low Carb Cauliflower Mash

January calls for promises of healthier eating… but full of flavor. If you’re looking for a recipe that tastes delicious but is packed with nutrition, this is it!


Low-carb, high in fiber and so easy to make: creamy cauliflower mashed with goat cheese and lemon zest!


Give yourself a little treat today by mashing up a good ol’ cauliflower and making this Creamy Low Carb Cauliflower Mash. Trust me, it’s off the charts good.



I also want to warn you that this low-carb cauliflower mash is quite addictive. Perfect as a side dish or even on its own!


Cauliflower is the perfect low-carb replacement for potatoes. You don’t have to scrub it or peel it, and you can use the leaves in cooking too. It isn't just for boring steamed veg platters! A veggie with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, it's time you gave cauliflower a chance.


Here are some pretty cool health benefits to adding this low-calorie, vitamin-packed veg to your diet:


  1. Cauliflower strengthens the body's defenses. It contains lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene- substances that are able to enhance immunity and prevent colds and other infections.

  2. They're beneficial for your gastrointestinal tract. Cauliflowers are rich in fiber, which speeds up metabolism and helps normalize bowel movements.

  3. They improve vision by providing vitamin A (beta carotene). This nutrient takes part in the process of regeneration of cells of the retina, improves night vision, and prevents age-related cataracts.

  4. Cauliflower improves bone health. Thanks to its high content of vitamin K, this vegetable promotes bone growth and prevents bone loss during menopause or at an advanced age.

  5. Cauliflower reduces cholesterol levels in blood plasma by removing excess cholesterol from it. In addition, it prevents blood clots that can lead to heart attacks or strokes.


So what are you waiting for? Let's get mashing!

 

Creamy Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash

Author: Micah Siva

Serves: 4


Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 4 cloves garlic, whole

  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 3 tbsp goat cheese

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


Preparation:

1. Place the cauliflower, garlic and thyme in a steamer basket. Cook, covered for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is very soft.

2. Remove the thyme, and transfer to a food processor with goat cheese and lemon zest, pulsing until smooth.

3. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Enjoy!


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