Immune Boosting Soup

  • 1 small yellow onion, choppedimmune soup
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 8 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 4 cups low-sodium mushroom, vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup julienned fresh kale
  • 1 cup cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 6 slices astragalus root (optional)
  • 1 fresh lemon, Juice of
  • 1 teaspoon miso

 

Method:

In a sauce pot over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic in oil 3 minutes. Add turmeric and mushrooms. Saute 2 minutes. Add broth, kale, squash, ginger, cayenne and astragalus. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, add lemon juice and miso (adding miso when still very hot will diminish its probiotic benefits). Cover and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

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