As the days get longer and things begin to warm up you may desire some lighter but still nutrient dense meals like our loaded miso soup which includes a wide variety of vegetables and salty fermented miso.
You can really do whatever you want with this recipe but my guideline is to include the rainbow. Different coloured foods are nature’s way of showing us which essential nutrients can be found in each food as well as which bodily functions they assist.
Let’s take a look at today’s ingredients:
- Mushroom: Low in calories, great source of fiber and protein, provides B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and vitamin D.
- Broccoli: Broccoli contains multiple potent antioxidants that may support healthy cells and tissues throughout your body. Multiple studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, may have a cancer-preventative effect, though more research is needed.
- Onion: Onions are also rich in B vitamins, including folate (B9) and pyridoxine (B6) — which play key roles in metabolism, red blood cell production and nerve function. Studies show that onion consumption is associated with improved bone mineral density. Onions are a rich source of prebiotics, which help boost digestive health, improve bacterial balance in your gut and benefit your immune system.
- Ginger: Powerful medicine, treats nausea, morning sickness, muscle pain and the anti-inflammatory can positively influence much more.
- Garlic: Garlic is another powerful medicine and considered – hence its second name “Russian Penicillin”. Garlic is enriched with Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc.
- Miso: Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid. As a fermented food, miso provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us to stay healthy, vibrant and happy; good gut health is known to be linked to our overall mental and physical wellness.
- Tofu: Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also a valuable plant source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.
- Carrots: Great source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. They are a weight loss friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.
- Celery: Celery is rich in vitamin K, and it also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C.
- Sea Veggies: Contains Iodine and Tyrosine, Which Support Thyroid Function, also contains a protective antioxidants, fiber and polysaccharides that can support your gut health.
- Sesame Seeds: Good source of fiber, cholesterol and triglycerides. Nutritious source of plant protein, promotes blood, cell and bone health and may help reduce inflammation.