Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl - chiaga beets, purple potatoes, fennel bulbs, with rosemary roasted garlic quinoa.
With the warmth and creaminess that the blue potato purée provides to this rainbow bowl it’s the perfect way to soothe our winter bodies all while letting us load up on tons of antioxidants, protein, enzymes and other goodies.
Why Purple Potatoes?
It’s a scientifically-proven fact that the darker the food, the higher the antioxidant level. Antioxidants are to the body, the way rust-proof works on a car – they have the ability to mop up free radicals and keep you looking younger, longer. Thus, dark foods with a purple pigment, such as purple onions, concord grapes, purple cabbage, black mission figs, prunes and blackberries, are known for having amazing healing powers.
The purple pigment in all of these fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, including resveratrol, which can help decrease blood pressure. Resveratrol helps relax the arterial walls, decreases the pressure in the arteries and allows better circulation. Produce with purple hues contain a variety of polyphenols that can reduce the inflammatory response in the body.