Healthier Plate

The Healthier Plate: High Protein Mashed Cauliflower

Dec 09, 2014

By Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery. Here is a nutritious and delicious post-surgery recipe.

High Protein Mashed Cauliflower


Raw Cauliflower- a medium head or one pound of florets
¼ cup of any combination of butter, low-fat milk, low-fat cream, or whatever you use when you make mashed potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of peeled and cooked potatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon of grated cheese
2 scoops of Unflavored Whey-Licious Protein Powder


Break the cauliflower up into florets, or just chop and steam it until it’s tender and place in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients including protein to the bowl and then use a hand blender to mix until desired texture. Or, you can put it all in a regular blender or food processor. Enjoy!