I have made my new favorite soup. Hands down. To date. Fave. Fave. Fave. This soup made me feel SO happy because it was tasty and soothing but there are other benefits from this soup that will make you happy happy happy!
This soup is Purple. How fitting right? The colour of love and vibrancy. It is good for the soul.
2. Purple sweet potato has an abundant amount of vitamin C. High in B vitamins (especially B6). B vitamins can be helpful for your stress levels and vitamin B6 can be helpful for regulating hormones. Great for promoting happiness.
3. They are anti inflammatory and full on anti-oxidants. Less inflammation= less pain.
4. Complex carbs. This is going to be helpful with your energy levels and blood sugar levels. More sustained energy vs. if you were to be getting your carbs from simple sources (like Candy!)
Miso! Have you tried Miso? If you have gone to sushi or a Japanese restaurant then you have most likely tried miso soup. This is a fermented soy paste that is normally used for a soup base. I used miso instead of a soup stock for flavour. PLUS the benefits of fermentation.
Eating fermented foods is SO good for your gut health. Adding in that good bacteria to promote the growth of bacteria in your gut to combat the bad bacteria. This will be fantastic for your immune system, digestion AND mood!
The vagus nerve runs from the gut to your brain. If your gut is in a bad place it will effect your mood, happiness, mental clarity, focus, memory… When you have good gut bacteria running the show this will effect the way your brain is functioning. So in turn… better moods, more clarity more happiness!
Note: I made a very large batch. You can use less ore more potatoes depending on how big of a batch you would like!
- 6 Purple Japanese Sweet Potatoes
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 onions
- 2 tbsp miso paste
- water (depending on how thick you would like it)
- Salt & Pepper
- 1tbsp olive oil.
- Preheat your oven to 425F
- Cut up your potatoes & onion.
- On one try place all your potatoes and on a operate your onion and garlic cloves.
- Drizzle your olive oil and add salt and pepper over the potatoes and onion/garlic.
- Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes before adding in the onions and garlic because they take longer to bake.
- Bake for a total of 20-30 minutes or until your knife glides through the potatoes. (Keep an eye on your onions and garlic so they do not burn).
- Toss everything into your blender with the 2tbsp of miso paste and then water. (This is dependent on the size of your blender. Mine fit everything but you could split everything into two and blend two batches.
- And that’s that!
The amount of water you use will be dependent on how thick you want your soup. You can always add more water when heating up batches to eat. I also swirled some full fat coconut milk into the soup as well.
I am so in love with this soup. It is super yummy and I would love to hear if you try it out!!
And we all live healthy and happily ever after <3