Mock Mashed Potatoes may be sacrilege because American love their mashed potatoes. But this version, with cooked cauliflower processed with sour cream, may just change your mind.

Mock Mashed PotatoesPrep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Ready In: 30 min

Servings: 2

2 cup Cauliflower, finely chopped (frozen cauliflower works very well)
1½ tbsp low-fat Sour Cream, or more to taste
1 tbsp Butter
1 to taste Salt and fresh Ground Black Pepper

Steam or microwave cauliflower until very soft. Put cauliflower in blender or food processor with butter and sour cream, blend. Add salt and pepper to taste, Serve hot.
Grated cheese, minced chives and/or parsley are nice variations to add. Hand mix these in after blending the cauliflower.

Tips & Notes
As an excellent source of vitamin C, and a very good source of manganese, cauliflower provides two core conventional antioxidants. But its antioxidant support extends far beyond the conventional nutrients into the realm of phytonutrients. Beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol are among cauliflower’s key antioxidant phytonutrients. This broad spectrum antioxidant support helps lower the risk of oxidative stress in our cells.
Chronic oxidative stress — meaning chronic presence over overly reactive oxygen-containing molecules and cumulative damage to our cells by these molecules — is a risk factor for development of most cancer types.
By providing us with such a great array of antioxidant nutrients, cauliflower helps lower our cancer risk by helping us avoid chronic and unwanted oxidative stress.
As an excellent source of vitamin K, cauliflower provides us with one of the hallmark anti-inflammatory nutrients. Vitamin K acts as a direct regulator of our inflammatory response.
Promising research is underway that should shed light on the potential benefits of cauliflower in relationship to our risk of the following inflammation-related health problems: Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, insulin resistance, irritable bowel syndrome, metabolic syndrome, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes and ulcerative colitis.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 91
Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 90mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Protein: 2g


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