Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup {With a Secret Ingredient!}

by laury on November 29, 2012 · 17 comments

We got a pretty little snowfall here the other day. I left early in the morning to drop Ella off before work, and she was in awe of it! Trying to catch flakes on her adorable pink mittens.


After my morning clients I got a quick workout in at the gym and watched the large snowflakes come down hard—nothing was sticking, luckily.


All I could think about was soup. Hearty, warm, comforting soup.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup with Hemp

I love soup recipes. There’s  nothing easier to make, and nothing that warms my soul more than a nice, large bowl of it!

This is a fool-proof recipe I developed with ingredients I had on hand. My home smelled amazing, and my daughter gobbled it all up!

I just threw all of the ingredients in a pot for a few hours and it was pure heaven on a spoon!

Aaaaand there was a secret ingredient in there too for some added nutrition! My absolute favorite vegetable. You will have to wait and see…..


It’s gone. All gone.

I can not WAIT to make it again!

Hearty Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

So I have been locked out of my blog. We can’t figure out what’s going on! I am writing from Windows Live Writer and publishing from here as well. Quite annoying. My server company can get into my account but I can not. We recently switched from firefox to google chrome so that may have something to do with it. My username and password works fine on other computers, just not mine! Has this ever happened to you?

I noticed later just how poorly I edited my last post. I did my editing with Ella crawling all over me at 10:30 at night. Yes, she will not sleep in her crib this week. After 3 hours of reading, rocking, putting her in her crib, coming in every few minutes of her freaking to tell her to sleep, and then her staring at me while I sat in the chair in her room (not falling asleep), we gave up. I am hoping this is a phase that ends soon. She got 4 new teeth last week, I can’t imagine she’s getting more again??!!

What’s your favorite winter comfort food?

Talk soon!


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness November 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

This looks great and I love the creamy addition in it! What a perfect comfort food.


2 laury November 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

It so was, thanks!


3 thedelicateplace November 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

her moon shoes are epic! i have been putting hemp seeds on errrythang. my winter cravings are thick, rich and comforting soups or roasted squash that i puree and uses as toppings over salads (the whole warm salad business that i think i have finally mastered!)


4 laury November 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

haha aren’t they great!

Mmmm I need your tips on the warm salad!


5 Laura November 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Looks amazing– could you use fat free greek yogurt? Would immersion blender work??


6 laury November 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Yes and yes!

I love full fat not only because it’s much creamier, but despite popular belief it’s also MUCH healthier and way less “fattening” than fat-free stuff. Even though ff is a little less in kcals, you are losing in nutrients and may trigger sugar cravings. I know you didn’t ask but I thought I’d share 🙂 I am a big fat lover! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/21/why-you-need-to-avoid-low-fat-milk-and-cheese.aspx


7 Lisa November 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

This looks so awesome! I’m glad there’s brussels sprouts in here ha. They are one of my top favorite veggies!


8 laury November 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

mine too!


9 thehealthyapron November 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Any type of chili or thick soup (not generally a fan of soup but for some reason I have been lately) Love the simple ingredients and the brussel sprout addition!! Can’t wait to try it!


10 Morgan November 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Um, this looks AH-MAY-ZING!!!!!! Seriously, amazing! I am so going to make this next week. I am in love with sweet potatoes this time of year and really, they are a staple for us. I get HUGE organic bags of them, and then at the beginning of the week I throw a bunch, like as many as I possibly can, into the slow cooker, and cook them low and slow. THen, throw them into a bag, and they are like the perfect portable carbohydrate to add to meals. My husband will take one to work everyday and I will have one with a healthy protein and little bit of healthy fat (like avo) for lunch. I dont even need to add anything to them at all, they are perfectly sweet to me. And so good for you, and such great bang for your buck nutritionally for a family! I ahve some leftover from my last bag, and I know exactly what I am going to do with it!!! soup time!
Love the addition of the brussel sprouts btw!!!!
Have a great weekend my beautiful friend!!!!! XO You are amazing1


11 laury December 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

Aww thank you my lovely friend! I am loving sweet potatoes too! I made the most amazing ones for Thanksgivig as well! We always have them on my counter!


12 Alyssa Carrara February 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Wow! I stumbled upon your website when I searched Google for a sweet potato and black bean soup. This soup was AMAZING! I used 3 large sweet potatoes instead of 1 because I love them so much. I loved the purée added at the end. It made it so good! I don’t know how you came up with this recipe on your own! Kudos to you! Thanks for a great meal!


13 laury February 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Thank you so much, Alyssa! This just made my day! I will need to try it again with more sweet potatoes–I love them so much too! When I made this I only had one on hand, I bet it’s even more delicious the way you made it! Thanks again for letting me know–have a great day 🙂


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