Hey Ladies! Are you a potato lover? Well who isn’t! They are so savory and delicious and can be acquired with any meal including breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yum Yum Yum! Now you might be wondering, how good can mashed potatoes be without all the milk and butter? Well I have the recipe that answers that question! To substitute the dairy in traditional mashed potatoes I used coconut milk. Yes coconut milk! This is a highly nutritious and delicious alternative. Most of the flavour in this recipe comes from the sauteed onions and garlic, while the coconut milk adds to the creamy and smooth texture.
Do you ever feel guilty after stuffing your face with creamy and buttery mashed potatoes? Well you will never ever feel guilty with my recipe. The coconut milk I added provides you with a great source of fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron and calcium. Wow! I don’t know about you that is just a list I can never feel guilty about! It lists so many great positives!
Many people are concerned with incorporating coconuts into their meals because they are said to contain high amounts of fat, and you are correct, BUT, they are high in healthy fats. Yes, you read correct there is such a thing a healthy fats. Fat in coconuts are in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids. Most of the other foods we eat usually contain long-chain fatty acids such as eggs, butter, and cheeses. The difference between the two is that with medium chained fatty acids, our body can metabolize the energy in our liver and consume it a lot faster. Research has proven that medium chain saturated fatty acids can help increase the process of burning calories which means the body is less likely to store it as fat. I think we can all agree that’s a bonus! Now, keep in mind that even though coconut milk has good fat in it, it is still fat and consuming large consumption’s can be bad for you. Everything must be done in moderation.
Now ladies, after hearing about all of the good nutrients provided in this recipe I think its about time you give it a try and test it out with your friends and family! You will feel great and your loved ones will thank you for the delicious meal! 🙂
- 4 Medium Sized Potatoes
- 1/2 Onion
- 1/2 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 tbls Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 tbls Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Chives or Green Onion to taste
Peel and slice the potatoes and place them in a medium sized pot to boil.
In a pan, place the olive oil, onion, and the garlic and have them sauté for 10 minutes. Make sure the onion is chopped very fine.
Once the onions and garlic are lightly sautéed, add in the balsamic vinegar. Mix it all together and have them sauté until they are lightly brown for another 5-6 minutes.
To know if the potatoes are done cooking, take a fork and if they are soft enough for the fork to poke through them they are ready to go. Once they are ready to go, drain the water out. Grab a potato masher and mash them all up.
Add in the coconut milk, lemon juice from a squeezed lemon, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Stir it all up until it is light and fluffy
When you are ready to serve add the choice of chives or green onions. I used green onions this time.