I’ve always wanted to dye my hair purple, but I never have. Now my sweet potatoes are cooler than me.
I’ve always thought purple sweet potatoes was an instagram filter until I got sucked into the “I’m becoming so Korean that I buy my vegetables online” hole of mystery and found PURPLE SWEET POTATOES on Gmarket.
I expected them to be purple, but not THIS purple!
The skin is the normal brown colour, but underneath the skin (…if you’re also hearing Shakira’s Underneath my Skin in your head now…feel the moment….aaaand moving on!) lies the big surprise. Bright purple sweet potato flesh!
It’s incredibly beautiful! I couldn’t believe my eyes. It must be the first thing I’ve ever seen in real life that looks better than the instragram photos.
The taste is almost identical to any other sweet potato. However, I would say it’s a little less sweet and a bit denser and, of course, way more exciting to eat!
So, why is it purple?! You can’t help but wonder if these sweet potatoes also got purple rinses like the South African grannies.
Actually, it’s the antioxidant known as anthocyanin that makes it purple. This antioxidant also makes it healthier than regular sweet potatoes and one of the top 5 superfoods in the world. If Dr.Oz said it, it’s true.
So, I bought 5kg of purple sweet potatoes online. What do you do with 5kg of purple sweet potatoes besides giving half of them away? You make brownies!
I made gluten and lactose free sweet potato brownies 😀
- 3 cups of sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal (blended to a meal)
- 1/2 cup of almonds (blended to a meal)
- 10 pitted and diced dates
- 2 tbls of honey
- 1/2 of 100% natural unsweetened cacao powder
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
And that’s it. Blend the dry ingredients first, then add the rest, blend until well blended and bake for about 25mins on 180.
I like a more bitter brownie, so if you like it sweeter, you can add sugar or stevia to it. It comes out super dense and kind of crispy on the top. DELICIOUS! I’m definitely making this again!
There are so many cool things you can do with these beauties. You can puree them and make a healthy ‘icing’ for a cake or make a purple sweet potato pie. Even just boiling or baking them is exciting!
Have fun 😉