Raw Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"



I hope you had a great weekend! I ended up going to the Rubin Museum yesterday on 17th Street, which is fantastic. It specializes in Himalayan art, and it certainly ignited some nostalgia of my travels through Nepal and Kashmir. Then, this girl I traveled with through Nepal randomly emailed me today to say hello! Thoughts really travel through the ether. :)

Today I had a rather lazy day. My friend came over to my apt. to cut my hair, which I love because we can hang out and I don’t have to go to a salon! I also made this easy and yummy recipe, which I wanted to share with you.

Raw Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"
serves about 2
Author: Kimberly Snyder
  • 3 cups of chopped cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup raw pine nuts
  • 1 Tbs. cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. cold filtered water
  • ¾ tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • ½ of a small clove of garlic, chopped
  • black pepper, to top
  1. Blend all ingredients until the mixture become smooth and fluffy, like real mashed potatoes, (but without all the milk and butter!). Be sure the garlic is mixed well throughout, so you don't end up with a really garlicy bite! I like to garnish the black pepper on top, so it looks pretty and has that flavor. It really has the consistency and a similar taste to mashed potatoes, in case you were looking for a healthy replacement.


I like to pair this with salads and veggies. And you can even add a layer to my sweet potato shepherds pie, delicious!

See you here soon. Have a great beginning of the week! Love, Kimberly



Last updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  • http://gingeristhenewpink.blogspot.com Lauren

    This looks great! Cute hair cut! :)

    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      Thanks love!

  • LaToya

    Hi Kimberly, Did you get a cute new haircut? You look very different in this shot 😉

    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      I did a haircut! Only about an inch off the length, which I do every 6 weeks. I also have a lot of layers, so here it probably looks more different than it is because it was blow-dried straight. You’ll never catch me blow-drying my hair on my own!! :)

  • Lu Lu

    Wow, this looks and sounds absolutely delicious- I can’t wait to try it tomorrow night!!

  • http://www.WestofPersia.com Bria

    Speaking of thoughts traveling through the ether–my friends and I did a video on a very similar cauliflower recipe a few weeks ago. It should be up on my site soon. I put lemon zest, nutmeg, garlic, and a bit of curry powder in mine.

    • http://www.WestofPersia.com Bria

      Forgot to add that mine was actually a cooked recipe, but very similar idea nonetheless. 😉

  • Roberta

    Kimberly, I have been taking probiotics, but based on advice I read elsewhere, I have. Been taking it after eating. Since I started reading your blog recently, I see that you recommend taking it on an empty stomach. Why the difference in advice?

    Thanks for sharing so much helpful information.


    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      Hi Roberta! I recommend taking a probiotic on an empty stomach because if it is taken with food it stays in the stomach with the food until the food is digested and passed in to the intestines. If in the acidic stomach too long, there is a very good chance that it will be drastically affected in terms of potency when it finally does get to th intestines, and much of the cultures will have been killed off. Also consider than many probiotics do not even have a proper coating to get through the stomach acid in the first place, and we can see that taking it with food could render them largely ineffective! xx Kimberly

  • Donna

    Do you eat any meat or fish at all? I have been absolutely starving lately and have been eating some bad things because of the hunger. Maybe I am not eating enough or need more protein? I had cut out all meat and wondered if that could be why. Thanks, Donna :)

    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      Hi Donna, be sure you are transitioning and cleansing. You should load up on fiber-filled salads, green smoothie, avocados. Grains like quinoa or millet have good plant protein, and are better choices than meat. Some days we need more density, especially in winter. Sometimes I’m starving too! As long as we load up on the good stuff, it is okay to eat in abundance. :)

  • http://EsmisWorld.com Esmis G

    Ahhh… I love this! I was just thinking of foods I could use for substitutes.

    Like green peppers for french fries (cooked, sorry not completely raw yet!) etc.

    This is great!


  • Skye

    Thank you for this great recipe! In a perfect world, what would the ideal raw vegan *breakfast

    consist of nutrient wise (proper combination + amounts of calcium, protein, fiber, etc?)

    Thanks again for the delicious recipe:) !


    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      Hi Skye,
      There is no simple answer to your question! There are transitional diets I put people on, to ensure people don’t “overcleanse” in the beginning, if they had a previous diet filled with dairy and other clogging foods. The “perfect” diet for everyone requires individualization, which is based on lifestyle, metabolism, exercise levels, background, medical history, size, etc. That is why I do nutritional consultations!
      I can not even recommend the Green Smoothie or the Green Juice for everyone across the board, as so many people have blood sugar issues and candida, so any kind of sugar, even fruit sugar, would be detrimental (and feed yeast).
      The reason so many people can’t stick to any kind of blanket diet is that individualization is so important. I also have to really see what is going on first before I make a specific diet for someone.

      I hope you enjoy the recipe! The one thing I DO recommend across the board is lots of greens!!! Salads, salads, salads!!
      All my very best, Kimberly

  • Sarah

    Hi Kimberly,
    I have enjoyed browsing your blog. I am looking for a positive change in how I feel/eat/digest. I have some particular medical issues… not too severe. I am interested in the details of your nutritional coaching. I am not sure how to contact you for that??
    Thank you in advance.

  • Monika

    Thanks Kimberly, I love your blog. It changed my live. I’m getting healthier, loosing weight & enjoying life more.

    • http://kimberlysnyder.wordpress.com kimberlysnyder

      That is fantastic!!!!! I”m so happy to hear that!!!!!!

  • Amanda


    What kind of food proecessor do you use/recommend?


  • Myranda

    Hi guys!

    Tumeric + cauliflower is supposed to help fight prostate cancer

  • Laura

    I know it says raw but don’t you cook the cauliflower to make it softer??

    • tsh

      You can and there are tons of recipes with cooked cauliflower, but the whole point in this recipe is to keep the cauliflower raw so that it retains all the vitamins/nutrients and beneficial enzymes!

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    whoah this blog is fantastic i really like studying your articles. Stay up the great work! You understand, many people are searching round for this info, you can help them greatly.

  • Jocelyn

    Hi Kimberly,

    I just discovered your blog and loving it. I don’t have your book yet but plan on buying it. I am a type 2 diabetic,would your green smoothie be something I could drink? If not can you suggest a way to modify?

    Thanks so much

    • Antoinette

      Hi, Kimberly

      I would be interested in a response to Jocelyn’s question as well.

      Although I am not diabetic, I am what I would describe as severely hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). Since starting the beauty diet several weeks ago, my tummy has settled and is happier than ever. Alas, I am struggling with low energy, fatigue and blood sugar crashes. Difficult for me to get enough calories in my body when eating light to heavy, especially when I exercise moderately in the mornings. An hour of gentle swimming three mornings a week and four to six kilometres of walking five mornings a week. I also walk most afternoons. Again, anywhere from four to six kilometres.

      In addition to eating a small (sometimes large, to be honest) avocado after my 24 to 32 ouce green smoothie, I typically find myself reaching for a quick source of protein. Usually seeds or nuts or the protein smoothie you recently posted. Then it’s a stretch (a long wait) until lunch. After lunch, I feel much more satisfied, and an apple before I leave work for the walk home carries me through until dinner. Just the mornings that are so very difficult to get through.

      Your thoughts and guidance would be most appreciated. Thank you for all that you do.

  • free

    I put too much garlic. Opps.

  • JY

    Thanks Kimberly! Instead of Pine Nuts, I used Almonds instead. It still tasted great!