Mashed potatoes are a staple of almost any family feast, but I’ve got a tip for you to give this classic dish a bone health makeover…
Replace traditional mashed potatoes with steamed, whipped cauliflower, and see if anyone notices!
With a hand blender, whip lightly steamed cauliflower. (If you don’t have a steamer and decide to boil your cauliflower, make sure to strain it before blending to get rid of any excess water)
Add the organic butter, dried (crushed) rosemary, garlic, Himalayan sea salt and pepper.
To make it creamier, add two tablespoons of milk. (Consider sheep’s or goat’s milk for easier digestion and nutrient absorption that have as much calcium as cow’s milk.) Make sure it’s 2% or whole milk because studies show it’s more difficult to absorb vitamin D without milk’s fat (skim milk).
Bone health bonus: In addition to curbing your carb intake, using cauliflower adds almost twice the amount of calcium that potatoes provide. (Cauliflower = 22 mg calcium per 100 grams, potatoes = 12 mg per 100 grams).