The Benefits of Purple Sweet Potatoes

Purple sweet potatoes are an antioxidant rich food that provides many benefits and. It belongs to the Solanaceae (so-la-nay-see) or nightshade vegetables family like eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin C are both found in purple sweet potatoes, and they fight free radicals and oxidative stress that may cause disease in some. There are other important vitamins also found in this wonderful high vibration food like vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber. Fiber, regulates your digestive system, makes you feel fuller longer thereby helping you maintain a healthy body weight.

Researchers have studied and are continuing to study different foods as means to treating dis-ease and the purple sweet potato can be counted among the foods studied. The anthocyanins in purple sweet potatoes are a type of flavonoid. These flavonoids are stable and function as an antioxidant, anti-mutagen, anti-tumor, liver protective, hypoglycemic, and anti-inflammatory.

Based on the functions of the anthocyanins, it has been found that the purple sweet potato has the following nutritional benefits:

How to pick and prepare your purple sweet potato for maximum benefit…

When selecting your purple sweet potato, remember to buy organic whenever possible as this will reduce the amount of toxins you eat. Look for potatoes with no bruising, rot spots or molds. Scientists found that boiling the purple sweet potato did not affect the anthocyanins which gives this superfood its antioxidant power. 


A Powerful Anti-inflammatory Recipe

One of the reasons why I decided to create this series is because I am a regular person that needed to make some dietary changes to improve my quality of life. I have found that eating high vibration foods, deep breathing, meditation, and exercise are the basics of my journey. A dish that has been very helpful to me is my Purple Sweet Potato Garlic Warm Smoothie.


  • 1 medium sized purple sweet potato (or any organic sweet potato)
  • 1-2 cloves of organic fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons of manuka honey
  • 1-2 cup of filtered or purified water
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Boil the potato until you can stick a fork into it with ease. I usually boil the potato with the skin on, but you can peel it first if you would like.
  2. Once the skin is removed and the potato is fully cooked, add the water and the potato into a bowl, mash the potato until there are no lumps (or to the consistency you choose).
  3. Once you have mashed the potato, add all the remaining ingredients, and mix well over a low flame. Add more water if the mixture is too thick (like mashed potatoes).
  4. Once everything is fully mixed and heated, remove from the stove, cool to comfort, and enjoy.

This smoothie can help clear your sinuses and boost your immunity. At one point, I was drinking this smoothie every other day and I felt a real difference in my body.

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Check out the rest of the High Vibration Superfood Series. I will be talking about garlic, spirulina, avocado, food grade bentonite clay, and green tea! I will also share with you some of the other things I have done to get my body back on track and hope that it will help in some way.