Dr. Griffith's Super Soup
Well, it turns out your mother was right (again!) when she said you should eat your soup.
Our immune boosting super soup recipe is simple to make and a delicious, nutritious option for anyone, but especially for those who suffer from colds, flu and allergies.
About the Ingredients
Miso: A fermented legume or grain product that provides readily absorbed amino-acids for the building of proteins. Miso also provides beneficial pro-biotics, which are helpful for digestion and it contains anti-cancer compounds. At home, we use miso paste mixed in water in place of cooking oil when sauteing vegetables or making a stir-fry. It has a slightly salty taste, similar to vegetable broth.
Tofu: Contrary to popular misconceptions, there is a vast amount of evidence showing that tofu and other soy products reduce the risk of cancer, and specifically breast cancer. (read Dr. Greger's book "How Not to Die". Chapter 11 - How Not to Die from Breast Cancer). Available at Vital HealthCare and on-line.
Tofu is high in protein, contains all the essential amino-acids. Be sure to purchase Non-GMO, organic tofu.
Organic turkey tail mushroom powder: The FDA has approved clinical trials involving turkey tail mushroom for cancer. In countries like Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, turkey tail mushroom is used as an adjunct to conventional cancer care and it has immune stimulating properties. Organic turkey tail mushroom powder on-line.
Organic Broccoli sprout powder: When it comes to basic nutrients, broccoli is the vege king! Ounce for ounce, broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk. Broccoli sprouts can contain up to 50 times the amount of the amount of the antioxidant sulforaphane glucosinolate, than found in full-grown broccoli florets. Sulforaphane glucosinolate is found in all cruciferous plants. It provides potent antioxidant protection, cancer fighting properties and hormonal balance. Organic Broccoli sprout powder is available on-line, be sure to choose an organic product.
Nutritional yeast: Nutritional yeast may be one of the best additions to your diet in terms of nutrition and taste. It provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals and protein that almost anyone can benefit from. It is a rich source of Beta-Glucans, compounds also found in medicinal mushrooms touted for their anti-cancer affects. One could easily purchase a few pounds a month for daily cooking. Nutritional yeast has a savory, cheesy flavor and it tastes great sprinkled on a bowl of air-popped popcorn or mixed into salads and soups.
A Plant Dominate Recipe
4 cups water
2 tbsp miso
1-2 cloves of chopped garlic
2-4 green onion stalks
1 cup of firm tofu, chopped into tiny cubes
2 packed cups chopped spinach or greens
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Boil the water and add the miso, stir until dissolved. Turn the heat to low and add the garlic, onions, tofu and spinach. Turn the heat off and add the powders. Stir and steep for a few minutes. Serves 2. Options: add Brussels sprout, brocolli, kale or peas.