Healing Miso Soup

Hey friends. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far.I know I don’t usually post on the weekends but I wanted to pop in and share this months recipe redux post. The timing of this months theme could not have come at a better time.

Good Gut Health

With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, show us your healthy, delicious recipe to bolster gut health.

The timing for this months theme is ironic since I’m knee deep right now learning and understanding all about good gut health. Between the culinary nutrition program and my own personal health issues I’m realizing how important this topic is when it comes to our overall health, not only physically but mentally as well. Our GI system has a major effect on our entire body, from mood, to memory, and more. A healthy gut allows the body to build a stronger immune system and produce the right kind of bacteria that tells our brain that it’s okay to feel good again.

With all that said let’s get to the fun part and talk about this incredibly delicious miso soup. It’s vegan and gluten-free, since I used 100% buckwheat Soba noodles, and full of healthy ingredients that your belly and your taste buds will love.

Miso is a fermented paste rich in probiotics meaning it can help treat intestinal disorders. It will crowd out the unhealthy bacteria, improve the absorption of minerals, and improve overall health. Aside from being a good source of protein and fiber, it also adds a bold flavor to dishes. The broccoli and cabbage pack in essential vitamins and minerals while they also help to reduce inflammation and remove harmful pathogens from the GI tract. Garlic is a wonderful prebiotic meaning it helps to feed and fuel the existing flora already present in your gut.

This healing soup is just what your body needs to get your gut health back on track or you simply want to ward off any unwanted illnesses.

Healing Miso Soup
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 oz Soba (Buckwheat noodles)
  • 1½ tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon tamari
  • 5 oz. shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, made into ribbons
  • Chili flakes to garnish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Cook noodles according to the package directions. Set aside
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger till softened. Add in the tamari , 4 cups of water and miso paste. Mix until fully combined. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer 15-20 minutes
  3. Add in the remaining vegetables. Cook, allowing the veggies to soften another 5 minutes or so. Refresh the noodles with cold water. Add to the soup and serve. Top with chili flakes (optional)
 

 

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:04+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Dairy & Soy Free Soups, Soup/Sandwiches|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Kelli October 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I love miso soup, but I always think of it as just being an appetizer so I don’t make it nearly enough. However this recipe looks filling enough to be good for lunch. Pinned to add to my lunch rotation!

  2. Laura October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I just tried miso for the first time and LOVE IT! This dish is a must make!

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I love this idea! I have a tub of miso paste that I’ve recently become obsessed with using. Definitely time to do a soup!

  4. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy October 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Yum, what a delicious, cozy looking recipe. I’ve been craving soup so much lately!

  5. Rebecca October 23, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I’ve been feeling a bug coming on for the last few days and all I’ve thought about is miso and miso soup! I haven’t yet got that far but have been stirring little spoonfuls of miso into warm water in the meantime. Your version looks so lovely and colorful–perfect for warding off–or coming back from a cold or flu!

  6. Andrea October 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try this one!

  7. Karman | The Nutrition Adventure November 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Buckwheat soba noodles sound so great!!

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