Miso soup is so tasty and refreshing, and so simple! It has virtually zero fat and provides plenty of vitamins with the inclusion of whatever greens you have on hand.
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup served year-round for lunch and dinner. Miso paste is available in red, white, and mixed flavors, each of which gives a very distinct flavor to any soup. Researchers at Japan’s National Cancer Centre have stated that “eating three or more bowls of the the Japanese delicacy Miso soup every day could cut women’s risk of developing breast cancer.” Although pure miso paste is high in sodium, it is also a great source of fiber, protein, and minerals. Try different flavors of miso to find your favorite!
Green Miso Soup
2-3 tablespoons organic miso paste
3 cups water
2 bunches of greens such as spinach, watercress, kale, mustards, and collards, chopped
Green onion or chives, chopped (optional)
Sea salt and black pepper
Boil water in a medium to large pot with garlic and ginger.
Once boiling, add your greens and turn heat down to a simmer.
Add green onion or chives and cook a minute or two until greens are tender.
Remove soup from heat. In a small bowl combine 2-3 tablespoons miso paste with a small amount of the soup liquid. Combine thoroughly with a fork and then add the miso mixture to pot.
Season with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper and blend soup with an immersion blender. Taste and adjust seasoning. A sprinkle of cayenne pepper or a squeeze of lemon are additional natural detoxifiers and add nice flavor.