Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Parsnip Mashed Potatoes Fake-out
1 vote

Contributed by: Valerie TrumpsAdded: Apr 06, 2014 at 11:16 PM


The closest I've found to real mashed potatoes. Do not add salt; doing so will increase the parsnips' sweetness, making them taste more like sweet potatoes.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons rice milk (or coconut or soy or almond milk, or half & half if BTD compliant)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons unsalted ghee (or butter if BTD compliant)
  • cayenne pepper to taste (or ground black pepper if BTD compliant)
  • onion and garlic powders to taste (or the real thing, if you prefer)
How to make it:
  1. Place parsnips in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until very tender, about 12 minutes.
  3. Drain parsnips well and combine in a food processor with almond milk, ghee, cayenne, and onion and garlic powders.
  4. Process until smooth.
  5. Reheat if necessary before serving.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk1 N N B B B B N N
Parsnip2 ,3 ,4 B B B B B B B N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)5 N N N B N B N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Milk1 B N N A A N N A
Half & Half- A A A A N N A A
Almond Milk5 ,6 N N N N N N N A
Coconut Milk5 A N A A A A A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter5 A A A A N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ 'White') Commer...5 ,6 A A A A A A A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[6] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Not yet reviewed