Whipped Clouds of Flavor

This delicious mashed potato substitute is full of flavor and nutrients. I’ve taken grounding root vegetables and created the perfect combination to accompany almost any main course. It’s especially awesome for Thanksgiving dinner!  These root veggies represent the Earth element in Asian medicine and can help you stay grounded and calm despite the holiday chaos. Mix with gravy, top with butter, or ghee, salt and pepper and enjoy how it melts in your mouth.  My favorite topping is ghee mixed with coconut butter. Play with combinations of root veggies as you please. It’s higher in carbohydrates so if you’re counting carbs, enjoy in moderation (1/2 cup).


  • 1 small-medium celery root, scrubbed and cubed (don’t need to peel unless you desire). If you’ve never purchased and consumed this before it’s appearance may surprise you. It resembles a root alien and it’s flavor is incredible!
  • 1 medium-large parsnip, chopped
  • 1 small-medium rutabaga, chopped
  • 1 burdock root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small-medium turnip, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow beet, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, and or ghee or butter- as needed for consistency
  • 2-3 Tablespoons coconut butter (optional)
  • ½ cup coconut keifer (optional)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parsley for garnish


  • Add a fennel bulb to the mix, excellent for digestion and perfect for gut repair.


  1. Scrub and chop all roots. How you chop them isn’t important because you will puree in the end.
  2. Steam all roots until fork-tender.
  3. Add everything, including oil, to food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in batches.
  4. Optional garnish with chopped parsley.

Serve as a substitute for whipped potatoes.

Bon Appetit!