Miso Soup: A Perfectly Balanced Meal?

Miso is an actual Japanese SUPERFOOD! It has countless health benefits and can be used in so many ways when cooking… but do you think the humble miso soup can be a perfectly balanced meal by itself?

The nutrient level and amino acids in miso that work together to boost your immunity, increase your energy and clear your skin are all AMAZING! But miso actually lacks vitamin A and vitamin C. You might ask yourself “then how is a bowl of miso soup a perfectly balanced meal?” 

Here’s the VERY, VERY easy trick…

It is as simple as adding vitamin A and vitamin C rich foods to our miso soup! And then, your bowl of miso soup will be a perfectly balanced, amazingly nutritious meal. Foods rich in BOTH vitamin A and vitamin C that you could add are:

  • Kale
  • Orange sweet potato
  • Seaweed
  • Broccoli

Foods rich in vitamin A include:

  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Eggs (crack eggs and cook well with dashi before adding the miso. It looks like poached egg in miso soup)

Foods rich in vitamin C include:

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Daikon
  • Cabbage
  • Onion
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Miso soup with wakame (seaweed) and tofu – I would have a larger bowl if I was having miso soup as a meal

You can pick and choose what you would like to add to your miso soup – there are no limits! But don’t feel like you have to add vitamin A AND vitamin C rich food… you can always, for example, add carrot to your miso soup and have a mandarine later… or have a cup of matcha green tea after dinner – which is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C!

Just make sure you have the miso that will benefit your health the most – UNPASTEURISED and ORGANIC.

There is so much bad miso being sold in supermarkets that have chemicals and preservatives in them. Make sure you find organic miso like this one that I use in my cooking classes!

Keep an eye on my class schedule HERE for my next Power of Miso cooking class. You will learn the EASIEST and FASTEST way to make the healthiest miso!

If you can’t wait for my Power of Miso cooking class, check out my Japanese Superfoods Cookbook HERE which is FULL of information and recipes using miso and other AMAZING Japanese Superfoods!



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