Ode to the Cauliflower
A cruciferous vegetable in the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage and collards.
•Nutritionally dense & full of vitamins and minerals
•An excellent source of vitamin C
•Contains many vitamins from the B group especially Folate
•B5, B6, B1 & B3
•A good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium and potassium
•Has Phyto–nutrients that help prevent prostate, ovarian & cervical cancers
•High in dietary fiber
All these vitamins are required from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein & carbohydrate metabolism.
Cauliflower contains just 25 calories, 5g carbs per cup and has 0 g of fat and 0 mg of cholesterol.
Remember carbs are good to eat, but not at night!
This rock star vegetable can take the place of high starch potatoes for a low carb meal.
Try these cauliflower recipes:
Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Faux Rice
Cauliflower- just the head (lightly steamed)
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
2 Tbsp Cilantro-Chopped
1 Tbsp Coconut oil or Olive Oil
Put Cauliflower, Cilantro, Lime, in blender on chop
heat Pan with coconut oil and garlic and sautée blended ingredients in pan
Cauliflower-head only (boil)
Almond milk or coconut milk (a splash)
Vegetable Broth (optional)- I do without
Salt & Pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in the blender. Add Almond milk to create desired consistency
*For People with thyroid dysfunction- excessive use of cauliflower as with other members of the brassica/cruciferous family may cause swelling of thyroid gland and thyroid hormone deficiency.
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In peace, health & with much love
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer