White Miso Soup with Sriracha and Kale

I am addicted to sriracha. I first tried it in high school when my best friend at the time too me to a pho parlor. I was instantly hooked to the soft white noodles that absorb all the flavors of the broth, the tender cuts of meat, the sweet notes of basil and the crunch of the bean sprouts. I still go to pho parlors today, and it is one of my favorite comfort foods.

This is a three ingredient soup that I put together on mornings where i am racing to the train station to get to work on time. I love foods that are healthy, simple and easy to throw together in a pinch. We have been getting lots of rain lately, so it has put me in the mood for soup.  White miso paste is a popular miso, and can be found in most grocery stores in the international or Asian section. Since miso is a fermented food, it is a source of great bacteria for you,and the high sodium level of miso paste is not damaging to the cardiovascular system.  Here are more benefits:

The 10 scientifically researched benefits of eating miso

1. Contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.

2. Stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach.

3. Restores beneficial probiotics to the intestines.

4. Aids in the digestion and assimilation of other foods in the intestines.

5. Is a good vegetable-quality source of B vitamins (especially B12).

6. Strengthens the quality of blood and lymph fluid.

7. Reduces risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.

8. Protects against radiation due to dipilocolonic acid, an alkaloid that chelates heavy metals and discharges them from the body.

9. Strengthens the immune system and helps to lower LDL cholesterol.

10. High in antioxidants that protects against free radicals.
Source

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup kale, chopped finely

2 tablespoons of white miso paste

1 cup purified water, almost boiling

Sriracha, as desired, I use 2 teaspoons or more, but beware it does have hidden sugars

Directions

Stir the paste into the hot water, and add kale. Top with sriracha or hot sauce of your choosing. Never boil miso because it kills the good bacteria. I usually drink a cup of miso soup daily and this is my favorite combination. Red pepper flakes are also great if you don’t regularly use sriracha.

xx

R

 

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