• 3-4 large purple potatoes
  • 1/2 small purple cabbage
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1/2 small beet
  • 1/2 cup hempseeds
  • 1 can 15 oz. coconut milk
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • pepper to taste
  • optional:
  • sour cream
  • or So delicious coconut yogurt

 

Purple, the color of violets, lavender, grapes, wine, amethysts and let us not forget that favorite 10 foot dinosaur, BARNIE!  In fact, when I googled “purple things” because I knew I wanted to lead into Barnie, there he was in the line up of purple things!

To our children he is endearing and sweet but you might agree with me that his songs can pilfer what little sane mind we have left as a parent with lack of sleep and wit.  I remember talking to my toddler in that Barnie sing-song tone and then I knew I needed help!

I actually think of my purple friend fondly because those where the days of innocence and now the color purple comes to my 11 year old daughter through jewels, couture, nail polish and desires of purple extensions {not happening}.

 

 

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Now we have purple soup to add to the list of purple things and I am most certain Barnie would approve!  I imagine he would have a catchy tune for my Purple Protein Potato Soup……something like this {sorry ahead of time}

I love soup You love me

We’re a healthy fam-ily

With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you

Won’t you say you love soup too!

There are so many purple foods like eggplant, carrots, cabbage, kale, bell peppers {I don’t think I have ever seen a purple pepper}, kohlrabi, grapes, potatoes, cauliflower, purple green beans {now that’s confusing}, onions, blueberries, beets and I could go on and on!

I chose a few off the “beeten” path purple foods to create a spicy and creamy soup in honor of you guessed it, Barnie……NOOOOOOOO just kidding actually in adoration to all you Mom’s who relied on our purple dinosaur friend to entertain our littles with some wholesome fun!

This soup will power you up for a tot chasing, cleaning, teaching, talking and cleaning up more kinda day! Actually this soup is a powerhouse of dense nutrient foods that will give you real energy to conquer your day, whoever you are. And I bet you are a care giver to someone, if not just your very self.

 

Purple Power Potato Soup {paleo, dairy, gluten free}
 
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Serves: 8-12

Ingredients
  • 4 medium purple potatoes
  • ½ small purple cabbage
  • 1 purple onion
  • ½ small beet
  • ½ cup hempseeds
  • 1 can 15 oz. coconut milk
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • pepper to taste
  • optional:
  • dollop sour cream
  • or So delicious coconut yogurt

Instructions
  1. In a 4 quart pot bring 2 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Cut potatoes, cabbage, onion, garlic and beet into smaller chunks and let boil 5 min.
  3. Turn heat lower to simmer and add salt, pepper spices.
  4. Cover pot and turn off heat. Let sit until potatoes soften about 15 min.
  5. Add hemp seeds and coconut milk when potatoes are tender.
  6. Purée in small batches in a Vita mix or strong blender.
  7. Serve and use a dollop of grass-fed sour cream or So delicious yogurt.

Notes
You may find many different varieties and sizes {fingerlings to small round} of purple potatoes in the market so gauge the amount to a typical medium white potato. For example, I found small round purple potatoes and 2 of those equal 1 of 4 I needed for this recipe. Don’t be concerned about the size an educated guess will get you a creamy soup either way. The purple potato and cabbage helps this soup pack a nutritional punch with its abundant antioxidants! Also, look for a small purple cabbage but if you can’t find one just cut a half tad smaller and freeze the other larger half for another time. If dairy is an issue for you, use a dollop of {So delicious} coconut yogurt instead. Please use organic when you can.

 

With a Spoonful of Health,

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