Like everything we do at Functional Self, our recipes have been designed to help you achieve your optimal state. The foods we eat impact our energy levels, mood and cognitive ability, as well as supporting a healthy gut microbiome. We wanted to create a recipe series that focuses on nutrient-dense real foods that will help you reach your highest level of health and vitality. Functional Self recipes are packed full of nourishing ingredients and will help to provide a clear path ahead for clean eating, regardless of your starting off point. 


Collagen Cauliflower Rice  

• Level: Easy
• Time: 15 minutes
• Makes: 4-6 servings 

This is a really simple, keto-friendly recipe that tastes amazing and provides antioxidants, healthy fats and essential amino acids. Enjoy as a side dish or sprinkle with fresh herbs for a quick and healthy lunch.  


• 1 head of cauliflower  
• 1-2 cloves garlic
• 2 tbsp butter or ghee (or use coconut oil for a dairy-free option)
• 2-3 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin – Collagen Hydrolysate  


1. Wash and thoroughly dry your cauliflower and chop it into large chunks, removing the leaves and the stalk.   

2. Use a food processor to blitz the cauli chunks into rice. You can also do this using a box grater to grate it into rice-sized morsels. 

3. Finely chop the garlic, and sauté with the cauli rice in a large skillet over medium heat with the butter or ghee for 7-8 mins. Season well.  

Before you serve, stir in the collagen, aiming for 1 tbsp per serve.  

Sprinkle with herbs and a drizzle of Brain Octane Oil or extra virgin olive oil.   


*Some recipes call for the extra moisture to be squeezed out when making cauliflower rice, but this isn’t usually needed if you use a large skillet in step 4.