The Easiest Broccoli Mash

So, it’s been a week…

I wasn’t doing much in particular, but you know when you have those days where you’re just out of it and you feel like you’re going all the time even though you’re really not?

I had things on my To-Do list that never got accomplished, things that should have been on the list, but never even made it out of my brain.

I’ve been spending waaaay too much time on social media this week – it feels like I’m searching for something that’s not happening in the real world, because I’m not just reaching for my phone out of boredom.

Maybe it’s some sort of validation that I’m craving, or maybe I really just need to interact with more humans lol. #dogmomlife

Or it could be both. Still trying to figure it out.

What I DO know though, is that all these time on my phone is screwing up my sleep. It’s been harder for me to fall asleep and I’m uncomfortable when I finally do… and this messes with the rest of my day. Maybe a social media detox is in order??

This weird mental state has also been making me super unmotivated to be creative with food. BUT, I did make this awesome broccoli mash the other night that I wanted to share with you guys.

I usually make this with cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes (Note: I don’t have any problems with eating potatoes, I just like the lightness that cauliflower brings), but there was no cauli at the supermarket, so brocc it was!

My sister made this mash once for dinner a couple Christmases ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since. You literally just boil the vegetables in a tiny bit of broth/stock, blend it with some butter or ghee, and voila!

A delicious side to any meal (but I won’t judge you either if you have a whole bowl of it to yourself).

Broccoli Mash

Serves 4 as a side
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins

2 large heads broccoli
1 cup chicken broth/stock
3 tablespoons unsalted butter/ghee
Salt & black pepper to taste

1. Roughly cut the broccoli into large florets. Peel the stem and slice into thick chunks (don’t waste!).
2. In a medium-sized pot, bring the broth and broccoli to a boil with a pinch of salt over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer; cover and cook until broccoli is fork tender, about 10 minutes.
3. Reserve the cooking liquid, then drain.
4. Mash using an immersion blender or food processor to desired consistency, add some of the cooking liquid if too thick. Blend in butter and season to taste. Serve hot.

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