This is absolutely one of my favorite soups—ever! It’s such a great way to load up on all kinds of veggies, especially those super nutritious sea vegetables. This soup is perfect for a hangover, if you’re fighting off a cold, or just feeling run down. It’s also ideal for detoxing and cleansing. The healing powers of the various veggies mixed with all those immune boosting probiotics in the miso paste will have you feeling ah-mazing.
Detox Miso Soup
What You Need:
• 1 Tub organic Miso paste (the white will taste like what you’re familiar with in a restaurant, the darker pastes are heartier. I like combining them together too.)
• ½ Red or white onion, sliced thin or chopped
• 1 cup mushrooms, chopped or sliced (I use button, king, shitake, etc.)
• 3 Green onions, chopped
• Sea Vegetables (I love wakame, kelp, dulse, nori). These can be rehydrated very quickly (within 5 minutes) and make a perfect addition to the miso soup.
• 1/4-1/2 Large daikon, chopped
• A few stems of Dandelion greens, chopped (sub kale or swiss chard if you can’t find dandelion)
• 1/3 Bunch cilantro, chopped
• 1/2 Zucchini, quartered
Other Optional Add-ons:
Drained tofu chunks, chicken, fish. Lotus root, mochi (cut into small squares it is very similar to a dumpling), bamboo shoots.
What You Do:
In a large pot, pour in a little EVOO over medium heat and add in the daikon for a couple minutes. Then add onions and mushrooms for another minute or two. Drain the rehydrated sea veggies and toss them in. These will add a little salty flavor along with the miso. Now pour in 5 cups of water (filtered if possible) and let that cook for about 10 minutes or so.
While that’s going, fill up another 3-4 cups of water and stir in in 3-4 tbsp of your organic miso paste. I love mixing them together to create a heartier flavor! You really need to mash the paste in the water to fully dissolve it (you don’t want miso chunks in your soup). Add in your cilantro and dandelion and let it cook another couple minutes and then reduce the heat to a simmer. If you want to rush it, then kill the heat completely. The soup temp must reduce before you add the miso liquid. Adding the miso to boiling water will kill all the healthy probiotics that are in it. Now, slowly pour in your miso and stir altogether. It’s time to indulge in the healing powers of this detox soup.
Do you love miso soup like I do? What’s your favorite way to make it?
P.S. Another great way to get those essential probiotics your body needs is by supplementing them. One of my favorite high-quality brands is ProBio5. It’s cost effective, super easy to take, and also ideal for traveling since it doesn’t require any refrigeration. *Tip: The best probiotics DO NOT require refrigeration. Just consider the heat your probiotic supplement goes through as it passes through your body. Your natural body temp is approx. 98-99 degrees. .