Did you know that miso soup is considered one of the world's healthiest foods? The consumption of miso found in soups, stir-fry's and other dishes has been linked to some amazing health benefits.
In addition to being an anti-oxidant rich food source, miso is also a good source of minerals; manganese, copper, zinc and contains protein, fiber, and a wide variety of phytonutrients [source]. These nutrients help the body create a shield against disease and illness. Talk about being a power food.
Miso soup is a big staple in Japanese culture, and most frequently consume the dish in Japanese restaurants. However, it is one of the simplest and cost-friendly dishes you can make right from your own home. It is even great as a savory breakfast dish (think outside of the box for a second). Yes, breakfast! It's a great way to start the day with a boost of nutrients to make you feel great all day long!
TIP: 90% of soybeans in the U.S. are being genetically modified, so we highly recommend to choose organic soy and miso products!
Try this recipe and you won't be disappointed. Once you do, let us know what you think!
- 5 Tbsp red miso paste
- 2 button mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 bunch chard, chopped (~3 leaves)
- 7.5 cups water
- 1/4 block firm tofu, chopped into small thick squares
- Salt to taste
- Chop mushrooms, chard, and tofu. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water (hot water works best) with miso paste. Mix until miso is dissolved. Pour into a large pot.
- To the pot add mushrooms, chard, tofu, and the rest of the water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!