Miso Soup Cleanse Recipe
Humble miso soup is magic for breaking a fast.
Gentle on the digestive system and loaded with nutrients, unpasteurized miso contains beneficial probiotics that help balance your inner ecosystem, aiding digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and boosting immunity. One of the richest plant-based sources of vitamin B12, miso is virtual one-stop shopping, providing lots of vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, protein, fiber and some tryptophan to ease sleep.
Fermented soy is alkalizing and strengthening, and acts as a potent antiviral. Boost with the lemon juice and cayenne pepper to ramp up metabolism, stimulate the lymphatic system and detox the liver.
When not breaking a fast, treat yourself to a more complex and filling soup by adding any combo of green onion, mushrooms, spinach, and carrot to this broth. We love this with garbanzo or brown rice miso paste. If you can’t find those, organic soy white miso paste is great, too.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 tablespoon miso paste, plus more to taste
- Pinch of cayenne pepper, plus more to taste (optional)
- Splash of fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Transfer the boiled water to a large mug or bowl. Allow the water to cool slightly, and then stir in the miso paste until dissolved. Add more to taste. (Do not boil the miso on the stove or you will destroy the probiotics and enzymes.) Add the cayenne and lemon juice to taste, and enjoy.