Sweetly Raw Cauliflower Porridge – 2 Methods (Vegan/GF)

Hello! I'm writing to you from Bali. Have you ever traveled here? I've been wanting to come for years and have finally made it. Yippee! This is a healthy foodie's DREAM come true so if that's you, then you need to come here. I've shared some photos at the end of this post but you can see what I'm sharing daily on instagram.

Have you tried cauliflower porridge yet?! For about the past 6 months I've been hooked on it, making it quite often. It's a fabulous grain-free, low carb, sugar-free breakfast that is also hearty and satisfying - and only 5 ingredients! I like to make a big batch because it keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days and then I just warm up the amount I want each time (I've even eaten it cold).

The porridge is easy to make and I've come up with 2 different methods which produce a slightly different end result. One version has more texture similar to oat porridge while the other version is more creamy.

Cauliflower Porridge

Version # 1

This is made with riced cauliflower and has more texture. This is nice if you rice a bunch of cauliflower for other things like rice dishes and pizza crusts (I'm all for efficiency). The psyllium helps to thicken it and has fiber benefits - you can also use some chia seed.

4 cups riced cauliflower*

1 cup water

1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 pinches of himalayan salt

1 teaspoon psyllium husk

Optional: Desired sweetener of choice, to taste

Bring all but the sweetener to boil and then simmer it (covered) for 20-25 minutes until it is soft. Start with 3/4 cup water and add a bit more depending on your desired thickness. Swirl in the sweetener of your choice and a bit more coconut milk if desired.

Garnish with your favourite things!

I topped mine with thawed berries (it makes them nice and juicy), coconut flakes, cacao nibs, a drizzle of tahini, and coconut butter treats (I'll share a post on that soon as I've had a lot of requests from intagram from posting these sugar free treats in my stories often).

*How to rice a cauliflower

If you've never rice cauliflower before, fear not! Its super easy. Roughly chop a cauliflower, throw it in the food processor and keep pulsing until it is broken down to rice sized bits. 1 cauliflower should yield at least enough for this recipe - or much more if you have a big one!

Super Creamy Cauliflower Porridge

Version #2

This is very very similar but it uses cooked cauliflower as opposed to riced, and the cooking method is different. Boiling after blending is important to achieve the proper porridge consistency. If you only blend it, it will still be quite thin. It needs to boil to thicken up.

4 cups cooked cauliflower*

1 cup water

1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 pinches of himalayan salt

1 teaspoon psyllium husk

Optional: Desired sweetener of choice, to taste

Blend all ingredients (except sweetener) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer (covered) for 5-10 minutes until it is thick. Stir in some sweetener if desired.

*Boil or steam it until soft.

Garnishes!

I think that the toppings really "make" the dish. I mean, the porridge itself is tasty but pretty plain so you need to add some goods! I arranged some dark chocolate chunks on the hot porridge and they started melting immediately. I also added fresh strawberries and blueberries. I think I tossed some coconut flakes on top right before digging in too.

Once the chocolate melted, I swirled it in with a spoon. Perfection!

Give it a try and let me know what you think! If you remake it and share on instagram make sure to tag me so that I can see it and re-post.

Now for some Bali shots that I took on my phone (the quality isn't as good as my camera).

Like I said earlier - the most epic healthy eats here!!! Seriously, it would probably take 3 months to try all the food! I've just spent the first week with a friend and now she's gone on her way for several months of traveling and I have the rest of the time to myself.

This bowl is called Pink is Punk and I enjoyed it at Samadi Yoga Studio & Cafe which is such a beautiful spot that was across the road from our Air BnB in Canggu. I frequented this spot whether it was for a coconut, a fresh juice, a smoothie bowl, or a meal. (Side note - I actually brought the dragon fruit from the market and added it myself haha).

After several days in Canggu we drove to Ubud (where the movie Eat Pray Love was filmed) which is where I am currently. It's a magical city, inland from the ocean. Think bustling city with narrow roads, shops, cafes, a lot of palm trees, rice fields, and jungle!

I couldn't resist capturing a shot of the papaya I ate for breakfast this morning. Papaya is my most FAVOURITE fruit ever! If I could only have one fruit for the rest of my life, this would be it.

Here's a shot of the pool at my villa this morning. This was the first day since being here that it rained. I have to say, waking up to the sound of rain falling on the tropical plants was so cozy and peaceful.

Here's where I worked on this blog post today !

Naturally we had to get a lot of yoga photos with such stunning backdrops!

Now that I write this, there's so much more I could say about Bali so perhaps I'll dedicate an entire post to it one of these days.

Would love to hear if you've been to Bali and what your experience was like!

xoxo

Heather

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4 Comments
  1. Sonya L Palumbo
    May 22, 2018 at 13:41
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    I enjoyed you post from Bali, very much. I'm recovering from Surgery, ( tumor on my kidney), and seeing the beautiful photos have lifted my spirit. I will try the recipes for Cauliflower porridge as soon as I'm able to buy the ingredients. You are in a magical place...take time to breathe it all in and be at peace. God bless you on your journey.

    • sweet_raw
      May 29, 2018 at 04:00
      Reply

      Thank you so much :) I'm sorry to hear about your tumor and pray for a quick recovery for you. I hope you enjoy the cauliflower porridge <3

  2. Christine Hermans
    May 31, 2018 at 14:20
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    Oh would really like to know more about Bali from you as I see you are having a geat time and me too want to travel there one day soon :-) xxx

    • sweet_raw
      June 18, 2018 at 22:15
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      Thanks Christine, It was really the best time and I highly recommend traveling there!!! It's paradise for any health foodie. Juice and smoothie bars and raw vegan eateries galore! Cheap fresh fruit and young coconuts everywhere.

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