Cauliflower Mash>Mashed Potatoes

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I am obsessed with the taste and easiness of cooking cauliflower. Not having to deal with the annoying task of peeling – like it’s rival the potato, a cauliflower is a total blessing in the health food lover and happiness department.  Here is the lowdown on why you should switch to cauliflower.

Cauliflower VS Potatoes
Cauliflower:
25 Calories per serving (1 Cup)
5 g Carbohydrates
2 g Protein
3 g Fiber

Potato:
120 Calories per serving (1 Cup)
26 g Carbohydrates
2 g Protein
2 g Fiber

Both equal in iron.
Potatoes contain more B1, B3 and B6.
Cauliflower is higher in vitamin K, vitamin C, B2 and calcium. Cauliflower also has a lower Glycemic index (15), leaving little to no effect on your blood sugar levels. Potatoes are much higher (98) can raise your blood sugar very fast because of how our body processes them.

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Here is an easy, #CleanEating recipe to introduce you to the magic that is cauliflower.

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Ingredients

1 head cauliflower
1 Garlic Bulb
1/2 Cup NONfat Yogurt
1/2 TBSP Crushed Red Pepper

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Directions

1. Pour 2 inches worth of water in a pot and bring to a boil. While you are waiting for that to happen, cut the cauliflower into florets.
2. Steam or throw the cauliflower into the pot once it starts boiling and cover. You should boil the cauliflower for 8-10 minutes until they are soft.
3. Strain the steamed cauliflower and throw in a food processor, or blender. Add the garlice, 1/2 cup of yogurt and pepper in the processor and blend until it is super smooth or to you liking.
4. Enjoy!

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