Want to boost your immune system and keep those viruses at bay? This miso soup will not only boost your immune system to fight diseases and infections more efficiently but can also help prevent cancer thanks to the compound lentinan in shiitake mushrooms.
Yield: 2 servings
2 cups + 4 tablespoons spring or filtered water
1/2 cup kale, chopped and destemmed (you can also use any other dark leafy greens)
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (you can also used dried mushrooms that have been soaked in warm water for 30 minutes)
2 tablespoons unpasteurised miso paste
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green shallots (scallions), for garnish (optional)
1/2 teaspoon gomasio, for garnish (optional)
Place 2 cups of the water and the kale, carrot, and mushroom slices in a small saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil. Once it starts to boil, immediately remove it from the heat and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
Combine the remaining 4 tablespoons of water with the miso in a small bowl and mix until blended. Add this to the water and vegetables and stir until well combined.
Serve immediately, garnish with shallots and gomasio, if desired.
This recipe is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol, and is a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid (B5), calcium, magnesium and selenium, and a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, copper, manganese, and lentinan.