I woke up with a sore throat, runny nose and cough this morning. I've spent most of the day sleeping and watching movies on the couch. Luckily I had the few ingredients on hand I needed to make a quick and satisfying miso soup.
Miso is a great source of tryptophan, manganese, vitamin K, zinc, copper, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids. The mineral, zinc, is very beneficial to the immune system. Garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and has been known to help regulate the body against infection.
2 tsp red miso*
1 c boiling water
1 large garlic clove, halved
Cilantro for garnish
1/2 tsp seaweed gomasio
1/2 tsp lime juice
Put the miso in a bowl. Boil 1 cup of water. When the water is ready, mix in a few tablespoons with the miso. When the miso is dissolved, pour in the rest of the water. Add the garlic, cilantro, gomasio and lime juice.
*Some people make miso soup with the lighter flavor of white miso.