Easy Cauliflower Gravy Recipe (Free of Dairy & Gluten!)

Though gravy seems to get the most action around Thanksgiving time, this amazingly delicious and healthful recipe for cauliflower gravy is a great condiment to enjoy any time of the year. And it’s so easy to make!

The star of this recipe, cauliflower, is a fantastic cruciferous vegetable that’s bursting with nutritional goodness and health benefits. For example:

1. Fights cancer.
Cauliflower contains a sulfur compound called “sulforaphane” that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells and slow tumor growth. This is a big deal, since some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be the key to controlling cancer.

2. Combats inflammation.
Inflammation can lead to significant damage to the body and lead to diseases like cancer. Cauliflower contains loads of anti-inflammatory nutrients like indol-3-carbinol (also known as “I3C”) to help keep inflammation in-check and help prevent disease.

3. Loaded with vitamins and minerals.
One serving of cauliflower contains 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It’s also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese. BOOM!

4. Boosts brain health.
Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a B vitamin known for its role in brain development. Choline is believed to protect your brain from toxins and diminish age-related memory decline.

5. Supports detoxification.
Cauliflower contains antioxidants and sulfur-containing nutrients that naturally stimulate detox activities within the body.

6. Helps digestion.
Cauliflower is an important source of dietary fiber, which is key for digestive health. But that’s not all…

Research shows that the sulforaphane in cauliflower can help protect the lining of your stomach by preventing the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in your gut.

7. Bursting with antioxidants & phytonutrients.
Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery! It’s packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid and much more.

Antioxidants are nature’s way of protecting your cells from free radicals, which are caused by things like air pollutants and chronic stress. If you don’t have an adequate supply of antioxidants in your body to help fight free radicals,  you can be at risk of issues like tissue and organ damage.


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  • 1/2 head of organic cauliflower, cut into florets (or 2 cups of cauliflower rice)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of organic vegetable broth or mushroom broth
  • 1 clove of organic garlic
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste


  1. Place the cauliflower, broth and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes until the cauliflower is very tender.
  2. Pour the mixture into a high-speed blender (I use a Blendtec). Cover the lid of the blender with a towel, so you don’t burn yourself while blending. Blend on high for about a minute, or until the gravy is completely smooth. If it’s too thick, thin it out by adding a little water or more broth.
  3. Add salt to taste and ENJOY!

Cheers to enjoying gravy that’s healthful and delicious!

With love and gratitude,


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