Astragalus Miso Immunity Soup for Vegetarians

Astragalus Miso Immunity Soup for Vegetarians

During winter Pandemic time, it is important keep our immune system fired up and ready to protect our bodies.

Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to promote wellness by strengthening the qi, the energy that circulates on the surface of the body. Known as one of the most useful herbal tonics, this hearty root is ideal for someone who wants some extra immune support.* Western herbalists call this root an adaptogen, which means it helps to bring the body back into balance and to ward off effects of every-day physiological stressors.* The mild sweet taste works well alone, or with other medicinal herbs, prepared in soups.

This light miso soup is easy to make in vita clay! Simply add in all ingredients and set it and go!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4-5 slices of dried astragalus root
  • 1 to 4 inch strip of kombu seaweed
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms, fresh
  • 2-3 Tablespoons red miso paste
  • 4 Tablespoons of freshly chopped green onions
  • 1 - 2 cups of kale, chard or any other dark leafy green
  • ┬╝ of one 14-oz package of firm tofu, chopped into squares
  • 3 1/2 cups of water┬á

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients and water in your vita clay pot. Set on Stew or Fast to cook for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir until the miso is dissolved. Discard astragalus root, serve and enjoy!

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