Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hey guys, it's Inga. So for the next 24 hours, I will only be eating foods that are the color purple. A lot of people have been doing this on YouTube. It's a very popular format that I also wanted to try for myself to not just experiment, it's also just a cool way for you guys to find out what there is out there that's edible and is purple. So I picked purple because I wanted a little bit of a challenge, but not so much that I'd be starving myself. I'm actually going to try and stay away from anything that's artificially colored. It has to be naturally colored purple, which kind of just makes my job harder than it already is. So... The next step is to go to the grocery store and see what we can find for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that is purple. All right. Let's go! These are rainbow carrots. They have purple ones, so I'm gonna keep these. And of course there's grapes. I feel like figs might be purple? Eggplants. Purple. Red onions. Purple cabbage. They're going in here too. Blueberries, because they were included, I think these are the first. Potato chips. Is this black? But it's actually purple? Prune juice. That should be purple, right? It's brown. This looks pretty purple to me even though it says blue. There's this huge bag of just different kinds of purple things. Now to plan out my meals for tomorrow. I made it back home with my giant bag of groceries! I also changed into a purple shirt. I'm just going to take everything out now to see what I have. Just to show you guys what we're working with... This is everything I bought from the store. I also have purple noodles. I think are made with like, purple yam. And then I also have this Indigo Punch tea. This has butterfly pea flower in it. If we add like, lemon juice or lime juice it'll become purple. So I thought that would be a good drink. I think we have a good balance of protein, fruits, vegetables, and carbs. I haven't really planned out my meals yet. But, yeah, so, we have a lot of food here and let's start it off with breakfast. This is my kitchen. Because it's New York City, it's pretty small. I'm gonna try to make this work. I'm picking out all of the fruits that I bought. Blueberries, grapes, plums, and figs. And we also already have this blue machine smoothie that's actually purple. But I figured I could just make my own. So, smoothie building time. It's like different shades of purple. Here's our blender, dump these all in. Gonna pour some of this smoothie in there too. Look at that purple! Just to amp it up I have my blueberry chia jam. Super purple. And now to blitz it. (blender whirring) What do you guys think? Is this purple? Under this light it looks a little bit more purple. So I think this is now drinkable. I cut some fruit up. This is what we have, you guys! So we have the plums on top, we have the grapes. The fig is like kinda wrinkly here. That looks pretty purple, right? I'm just gonna go ahead and try this now. To me it really just looks like a normal blueberry smoothie bowl, so... I guess you really could make a smoothie bowl out of purely purple foods. I'll just be here finishing this, then I'll see you guys at work for lunch. We have catered lunch today. I'm gonna try and see if we can find purple foods. If... That was purple hair. If I can't find any purple foods, I'm gonna have to cook my own, so, let's see if we can find some. Salad... I don't see any. That's red. There's no purple. So because we couldn't find anything out there, I'm just going to try and make my own lunch. Good thing I brought some stuff with me. This is what I have. The red onions. Carrots. They didn't really that many purple carrots, but I tried to pick some out. And then I have the octopus. I know this is kind of intimidating maybe for people who haven't had it before, but it's actually really good. And then we have the purple yam noodles. A nice, light purple I would say. I didn't have a sauce but because I came into the Tasty space, I actually found this red wine sauce that Tasty produce Alvin was making that is actually purple. So, I guess we have a sauce now. I'm just gonna toss these in there and let it cook. And while that's cooking, I'm just going to cut some of this onion and the carrots up. Noodles are now cooked. Kind of a pink-ish purple. I have the onions cut up, and the carrots, and we have the octopus. We toss it into the pan. The purple carrots actually end up having like orange bits in them. I think it's smelling pretty good so far. But the onions I feel like just have a stronger flavor than yellow or white onions. The octopus is actually already cooked. I just figured we give it a little more flavor and add the noodles in. This is looking really purple. I don't really know what I was expecting, but this is pretty freaking awesome. It's so purple! More onions and carrots. That's our very purple looking dish. This actually turned out to look a lot better than I thought it was going to. Super excited to taste this. But before that, a purple drink. So this butterfly pea flower, it's a flower that just turns liquid into this natural blue color. Add my hot water. Can you see the color? I didn't even need to add lemon because I think this tea already has some raspberry and apple bits in it. I guess I already have a purple drink. Purple tea, purple pasta. It smells really good. So hopefully that means it actually is really good. So pumped! Wow. I don't think I've ever had things that are this vividly colored. That isn't, you know, artificial. Wow, that is actually... That's actually really good. I think it's because the sauce is really good. I can't believe we were actually able to make this work. I'll try this tea too. (calming music) Mm. Fruity. I have to show you guys how pretty the purple actually is. Look at this color! I didn't even have to add anything else to it. This turned out so good. Now I feel a little more confident about dinner. I gotta get a second taste tester. Ta-da! - Whoa! It's so purple. - It was with your red wine sauce. If it looked purple than that means I did it right. - Mm! - [Inga] Right? - My sauce is really good! - Oh my God, okay. I'm about to take a snack break to eat my chips. I have my tea here. But Ashley is giving me really weird looks. - I don't get it, but I support you always. - [Inga] It's just a butterfly pea tea with lemon. - That's not food dye? - [Inga] No, it's not. It's natural. - What is in your hand? - What is this face? I like it, it's good. It's a little thicker and very purple. Like my shirt. (lighthearted music) I'm on my way back home, it's still light outside, but I'm really hungry. We're just gonna see what we can make with the food we bought. We have the purple cabbage, eggplant. This is the leftover onion, red onion from lunch. This is really cool. This is purple shiso leaf. So I got them from an event I went to earlier. They're green on the other side, but this side is purple. There's also the squid. Pretty purple looking. I also just love squid, so this worked out perfectly for me. Can you guys see how the water is actually purple? Here's all the vegetables I have. Just going to stir fry it now. I'm also just snacking on this while I'm waiting. I'm a big sweet potato person normally, so I think that's why I'm really loving this. I feel healthier too while I'm eating this, even though it's probably all just in my head. There's a lot of sugar on this. It looks healthier than a normal potato chip. You can't forget the black rice. I know it says black, it actually is purple. I also just eat this a lot normally. This is the one I have at home. This is what just the black rice looks like. You could cook this as is too, but it would just be a little too coarse. When you mix it with white rice, it looks like this. Just gonna pop that in the microwave. This is what it kinda looks like now. Thinking of putting it in this onigiri mold I have. Add the squid rings. They're already cooked, so... This is my purple dinner. I know there's a lot of white here. This part is purple. It's probably as purple as it gets without artificial dyes. Dinner is served! Yeah, I don't really know what I made, but I think this looks pretty purple. And then I also had some of the tea left over from earlier.