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AWESOME Purple Soup (AIP friendly)

JFC Purple Soup

JFC Purple Soup


“Yeah, but they’re PURPLE (pants),” Bobby said as if that made some kind of distinction. “Hence, I’m awesome.”
― Amanda Hocking, ‘Wisdom’

To paraphrase Amanda Hocking

It’s PURPLE soup. Hence, I’m awesome!

I’m a fan of soup. For many reasons, but mainly because I’m not very good at remembering to eat lunch. I get to about Chinese dentist time (2.30*!) in my day and suddenly wonder why I’m so hungry. Which, of course, leads me to bad food choices.

Soup is a GREAT option because it

  • gets me eating more gut healing bone broth without having to think about it
  • is a great way to get a truckload of nutrient dense veggies into my system
  • keeps my blood sugar stable
  • is quick, wholesome and comforting
  • can be supped at my desk (when I’m being a naughty AIP Health Coach and not being mindful about my eating!)

So, even though we’re at the tail end of summer here in Sydney, I’m still a fan of soup.

This particular soup is made with purple sweet potatoes. In this neck of the woods, they’re known as Hawaiian sweet potatoes. And, like may happy accidents, this baby was born out of an experiment. I was playing around with that old classic – leek and potato soup. Only, without the potato. Because on AIP, potatoes are eliminated.

And, instead of white sweet potatoes, I discovered I had purple ones.

JFC Purple Soup 1

Needs must, and all that jazz

So my AWESOME Purple Soup was born!

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Back in July of last year, I wrote about my Dr Seuss Soup (aka Green Soup – I’m working my way through the soup rainbow!). Given it’s fluorescent colour (all that green goodness!), I was a little surprised at just how well received it was. And, I received some unexpected feedback from The Bacon Mum – it was a popular number with the Bacon Kid. Turns out she’s a Dr Seuss fan, just like me.

JFC Green Soup

So, I’m dedicating my AWESOME Purple Soup to The Bacon Kid. Because I know purple is her favourite colour (along with pink, of course)

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AWESOME Purple Soup (AIP friendly)
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This recipe is AIP friendly
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons healthy fat (I used duck fat)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large leeks
  • 1 large white sweet potato with purple flesh (Hawaiian Sweet Potatoes) - approximately 1kg
  • 1. 25 litres bone broth
  • Salt
  1. Prepare your vegetables. Peel and finely chop your onion, wash trim and slice your leeks, and peel and cube your sweet potato
  2. Melt your fat in a stock pot over a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and leeks. Sweat for 5 minutes until soft, stirring frequently. Add the chopped sweet potato and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add your bone broth and a generous pinch or two of salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potato is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Using a food processor or high speed blender to puree the soup in batches.
  5. Check the seasoning and salt to taste.

E N J O Y !


This recipe features in the Phoenix Helix Recipe Roundtable

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Comments (7)

Brilliant recipe Jo, the purple colour of the soup brings a smile to my face every time. Perfect for us northern-hemispherers as we ride out the remainder of winter!

Rory – Sydney’s having a heat wave. Supposed to hit 38° today… I wonder what chilled purple soup would be like (strangely – not quite as appealing!)

The universe is so funny. I just made this almost exact same soup 3 weeks ago with gold sweet potato, swap duck fat for bacon grease and you’ve got the vibrant orange part of the rainbow. Soup is awesome even in summertime here in good old Australia.

100% agree with that sentiment, Tanya!

The rainbow soup recipe collection: I can see it coming~!

I think i may have inadvertently opened the door on something I can’t control…!

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