Immune Boosting Garlic Soup

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Cold and flu season. Ugh. Many of us fall victim to it at some point or another. I have had a cold for the past week now, and it is the first time I have been sick since last November. I used to get sick several times a year, so this is quite an improvement.

I happened to come across this garlic soup recipe last week. I was not looking for a particular recipe to boost my immune system, but the timing couldn’t have been better. I found the recipe in Annemarie Colbin’s book Food and Healing. Food and Healing is probably my all time favourite book that I have read on nutrition. If you are interested in learning more about nutrition, this book is really interesting and informative.

When I read the soup recipe I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to taste, but thought it was worth a try. Turns out it was delicious! It not only tasted good, but was extremely comforting. I used homemade broth¬†which is probably why it tasted so good. I highly recommend making your own stock! It’s easy I promise.

immune boosting garlic soup

Garlic has antiviral and antibacterial properties which help you fight off any bugs going around. If you feel you are coming down with something, give this garlic soup a try. Garlic has many other health benefits as well. Read more about them here!

immune boosting soup

What do you usually eat or drink when you feel you are coming down with something?

Immune Boosting Miso & Garlic Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 whole head of garlic, cloves peeled
  • 1 litre of homemade vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • sea salt and pepper depending on broth
  1. Boil the stock and garlic cloves in a pot for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a blender, combine the garlic cloves, a ladle full of stock and the miso paste. Blend until smooth.
  3. Return back to the pot. Season if necessary depending on your stock.
  4. Enjoy and rest up!

miso and garlic soup


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