Paleo Friendly Mashed Broccoli + Brussels Sprouts

Paleo Friendly Mashed Broccoli + Brussels Sprouts

This all-too-easy recipe to prepare brussels sprouts will not only bring added nutrients and color to your diet, but it is guaranteed to make you fall {even more} in love with brussels sprouts.


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Rewind back 5 years and I probably couldn’t even tell you what a brussels sprout looked like, let alone what it tasted like. But, fast forward to the present and you’ll find that {at a minimum} my refrigerator is stocked weekly with 2 bags of these mini cabbages because I am now borderline obsessed with them.

Not only are brussels sprouts packed with vitamin C, K and some B vitamins as well, but they also contain dietary fiber and other minerals that our bodies require for proper functioning! Trust me, I know they can have a bit of an {off putting} smell to some, but once you’ve had brussels sprouts prepared the right way… you’ll not only crave this vegetable, but the smell of them too!

I have had many conversations with people who do not like brussels sprouts, but honestly that doesn’t surprise me. Why? Because when I asked these people HOW they had prepared their brussels sprouts, they all responded by boiling them if not buying them frozen and them boiling them. Umm… can you say bland ass mush?

If you want to carry on those cooking tactics, feel free, but if you want to really enjoy the real taste of a brussels sprout you NEED to saute them {preferable in a cast iron with some bacon fat or ghee} and season them to pull out the vibrant flavor that lies within. The previous is definitely my favorite way to eat brussels and this Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe is honestly one of my go-to recipes, especially if I’m looking to get even more creative with this side vegetable.

My 2nd favorite way to eat brussels sprouts is MASHED! I had literally never heard of such a thing until Austin and I were visiting friends in Portland, OR {they have the best food} a few years back and we stopped by a paleo food truck for lunch where they served a similar side dish to the recipe below.

I immediately fell in love and took it upon myself to bring this all-too-easy recipe back to the midwest with me and in turn, to finally share it with all of you as well. If you haven’t been able to get on board the brussels sprout train yet, maybe this is your big break!! Give it a shot, I promise you won’t be disappointed.  

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PALEO FRIENDLY MASHED BROCCOLI + BRUSSELS SPROUTS

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{Printable Recipe}

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 3C. Broccoli, chopped

  • 1lb. Brussels Sprouts, halved

  • 2 Tbsp. Ghee

  • 1 Tbsp. Sea Salt

  • 1 Tbsp. Chives, chopped

  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder

  • 1 Tsp. Onion Powder

Methods:  

  1. Fill a large pot with water, place it on the stovetop and bring it to a boil

  2. Once boiling, add in the brussels sprouts and broccoli and allow to cook 20-25 minutes more {or until the vegetables have softened}

  3. Remove the vegetables from the heat, strain them and allow to cool for a few minutes

  4. Add the broccoli, brussels sprouts and all other ingredients to a food processor and pulse until well blended, scraping down the sides when needed

  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chives if desired

  6. ENJOY!

 

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