Along with milder, wetter weather the change in season from winter to spring often brings with it an unwelcome flurry of cold viruses. At such times a soothing, nutritious broth is the traditional life saver. But who feels like slaving over a hot stove for hours when ill? And if you happen to be a vegetarian, chicken soup is out anyway. The answer in such circumstances is this 5 minute Miso Soup recipe. Miso has a satisfying savoury flavour, rich in umami and is very low in calories. It can be enjoyed throughout the day or as a side dish.[pullquote]Despite it’s unassuming appearance, Miso is unusually rich in nutrients, due in part due to the fermentation process required to produce it.[/pullquote]Despite it’s unassuming appearance, Miso is unusually rich in nutrients, due in part due to the fermentation process required to produce it. This process breaks down the complex and sometimes hard to digest oils, proteins and carbohydrates found in soybeans into forms more easy for the human body to digest. This includes vitamin K2, which is a form of vitamin K that is very rare in any other food sources. Vitamin K2 .
Vitamin K is mainly known for its role in blood clotting, and vitamin K1 is added to cosmetic formulas such as under eye creams for dark circles. Vitamin K2 also has an important role to play, however. It helps bone health and also helps reduce general inflammation, something that is good for all the body including the skin.
Other nutrients found in miso include vitamin B2, vitamin E, calcium, iron, potassium, choline and lecithin. Miso also provides a large amount of complete protein, especially if made into soup with added tofu.
The dulse seaweed in this recipe contains provide all 56 minerals and trace elements required for your body’s physiological functions including, 4 times the iron in spinach, and twice the magnesium.
A 1-cup portion of miso soup contains 66 calories, approximately 1 g per serving, 5 g of carbohydrates and 2 g of protein.
1 cups boiling water
1 tbs miso
A small handful of sliced dulse seaweed
2 tbs minced spring onion
1 tbs grated ginger
2 tbs diced tofu
- Add miso, ginger, and dulse to 1 cup of boiling water.