easy healthy snack: a cup of miso

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i want to eat healthy (macro/vegan is my preference) but i also want to eat easy! i’m always trying to figure out quick healthy snacks that are nutritious, delicious and f*ing easy!
so here’s a great snack option that  i’ve been having nearly every day: a cup of miso! i simply make it like you would a cup of tea! it’s salty and really satisfying.
miso is so good for you… here are some of the awesome health benefits of miso:
  • miso’s minerals support immune function, energy production, bones and blood vessels
  • reduces risks of cancer including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer.
  • protection from radiation
  • immune strengthening
  • antiviral — miso is very alkalizing and strengthening to the immune system helping to combat a viral infection.
  • prevents aging – high in antioxidants, miso protects from free radicals that cause signs of aging.
  • helps maintain nutritional balance – full of nutrients, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, miso provides: protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, tryptophan, choline, dietary fiber, linoleic acid and lecithin.
  • helps preserve beautiful skin – miso contains linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps your skin stay soft and free of pigments.
  • helps reduce menopausal complaints – the isoflavones in miso have been shown to reduce hot flashes.

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make a cup of miso
  1. buy the unpasteurized soybean paste at any health foods store. i like the brown rice or mellow chickpea miso but there are so many different kinds to choose from – it also keeps forever in your fridge.
  2. boil water and pull out a mug
  3. take a spoon-full of some miso – i like a nice heaping spoon-full so my miso broth is flavorful and salty! you can play with adding more etc. it’s very forgiving.
  4. wait for the water to boil and then set it aside to cool down a little, you don’t want to pour boiling water into the miso because it will kill the beneficial bacteria
  5. once the water is not piping hot, pour it into your mug over your heap of miso.
  6. mix to dissolve the miso and either sip it like broth or slurp it with a spoon!



    • http://grasiemercedes.com/ grasie

      looks yum! i been meaning to tell you…i read “crazy sexy diet” and it changed my life! she’s all about raw/vegan/vegetarian living. juicing, green smoothies, herbal teas and the like. i’ve been eating this way for 2 weeks now and i feel FANTASTIC! kicker is, i’ve been also dealing with a case of rickettsialpox…it’s in the chickenpox family and sucks just as bad! but despite looking like a diseased freak, i’m full of life and energy. it’s awesome. you too, were part of my inspiration :) 
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      • Anonymous

        WOW!!! have to check out that book! congrats on doing all that but ouuuuch about your chicken pox! they say it’s the worst when you get them as an adult! yeesh girl! i remember having the chicken pox as a kid and my mom would bathe me in oatmeal… that’s vegan ; )

        thanks for your comment and recommendation! you’re the best Grasie!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Rafferty/1538264964 Elizabeth Rafferty

      This is great! I love miso soup, but didn’t want to buy the instant pre-packaged soup from the store, all wrapped in plastic and styrofoam. I’m going to add scallions and tofu to mine as soon as I can find a container of this miso!
      Thank you!!

      • Anonymous

        Great! I hope you love it!

      • Janay

        I aggree! Miso is awesome stuff, I just want to encourage you to do some research on soy, as what I have found is that fermented is phenominal, but unfermented soy is complete opposite, and unhealthy.
        My favorite way to eat Miso is……I heat water, add just enough to stir and dissolve miso, add some red onion, ginger, and kale, then fill my cup with water,,,,,,yum, and I also love to go to my local Von’s store, they have a small area near the deli where a japanese family makes sushi. I get the vegetarian, and take it home and just quick brown in a pan of coconut and sesame oil, add the soy sauce and ginger cut it up and it is my little indulgence, plus I often add a few spoons into my miso and Wow, to me it is awesome.
        Janay