How to trick yourself into thinking that your getting carbs:
Damn you carbs! Damn you for being so delicious and so horrible to my midsection. (now there is a very appropriate time to consume carbs but that discussion will have to wait for its own blog post). If I didn’t just get done working out you won’t catch me reaching for the toasted bagel, the crunchy pita chips, or even the brown rice. My goals are to stay as lean as possible (I’m at about 8%BF right now and wish to keep it thataway) which necessitates me abstain from most starchy carbohydrates most of the time. I’m planning on having steak though and it just looks so lonely without those delicious mashed potatoes. Poor lonely protein. The steak and asparagus need their friend. Enter mashed cauliflower. It can be used as a substitute for mashed potatoes. It has a similar color, similar texture, and when you load it up with flavor from sour cream or yogurt and truffle oil in my case tastes just as good. (even better if your stuck eating those fakey flakey microwaved potatoes, that’s just wrong)
It’s also very easy to make:
Trim cauliflower into florets
Microwave covered with plastic wrap until tender (4-5min depending)
Mash with an immersion blender or food processor (the food processor usually works better)
Add flavor and seasoning (I went with some home made yogurt 3tbsp, 1 tsp of salt, a few grinds of black pepper and 1 tbsp of truffle oil)
Serve just as you would mashed potatoes. Like with a yummy dry aged steak. Take that carbs!