this was ridiculously good. Lets call it SweetpoCoco soup because its main ingredients are sweet potatoes and coconut milk. Because the soup is already full of carby goodness, the noodles in this dish are shredded KALE! Trust me, its superb.
Recipe: Serves 2, but I recommend doubling it for left overs.
Chop up 1 large sweet potato into smallish pieces and place in a bowl with a tablespoon or 2 of water and cover with another bowl. Microwave for 7 minutes.
Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot that has been sprayed with canola oil. Throw in 2 chopped cloves of garlic, cover, and let cook until they begin to brown.
Once browned, pour in half of a can of light coconut milk and 2/3 a cup milk. You can use more or less of the coconut milk, just be sure to make up for it with an equal amount milk.
Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat. Let it simmer for 25-30 minutes. Don’t let it boil the entire time because it will lose too much liquid, but if you do, just add more milk.
Then, remove the bowl from the heat and mix with a hand mixer or electric mixer. Once blended, put the soup back on the stove and add:
2+ cups kale (it will shrink a lot, I promise!)
1 heaping tsp vanilla
a couple shakes of cinnamon
1/2 -1 teaspoon cumin
a dash of red pepper flakes
handful of raisins, salt, and a dash of pepper
Let it cook until the kale is softer and brighter in color.
To eat, top with peanuts! I also added coconut, but I couldn’t taste it, and instead, I wanted more peanuts.
The original recipe can be found here.
Kale * Its levels of vitamins K, A, and C are off the chart! It also has manganese, calcium, fiber, and antioxidants.
Coconut Milk * Is said to have alkalinizing effects on the body.
Peanuts * A tasty source of vitamin E, folate, and niacin. They also have resveratrol, which is the antioxidant everyone is freaking out over in red wine!
Red pepper * Boosts the metabolism!