Anti-inflammatory Shiitake Mushrooms and Lemongrass Soup for Immune Support

by | Jul 11, 2024 | Recipe Bank | 0 comments

Shiitake Mushrooms ( Lentinula edodes ), re edible and medicinal wood-dwelling fungus – which are native to east Asia. I like to share with you some amazing health benefits that truly enhance our health and well-being. I really hope you do like mushrooms because these earthy, smokey flavour, umbrella-shaped caps, are a full of amazing health benefits that can enhance our health for longer.

So let me share a few health benefits of these umbrella-shaped mushrooms caps, really tasty and, can also be an ideal substitute for meat.

Shiitake Mushrooms Health Benefits 

Shiitake mushrooms contain Beta-glucan – are soluble fibres that come form the cell walls of yeast, bacteria, algae, fungi and some plants. Also, contain polysaccharides that boost the immune system by enhancing the activity of white blood cells. This helps the body fight off infections and illnesses more effectively.

Shiitake mushrooms are rich in antioxidants like selenium, vitamin C and zinc. These antioxidants have ability to neutralise free radicals, protecting cells from damage and contributing to overall health and longevity. They have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-ageing properties, contain vitamin D. to maintain bone density and promotes good blood circulation – so good for your heart too. Shiitake mushroom are low in calories but high in dietary fibre. Fibre helps promoting good digestion, healthy bowel movement, and allows healthy, diverse microbiome. With healthy amount of fibre content makes them a satisfying addition to meals, and helping control appetite and support weight.

Incorporating shiitake mushrooms into your diet can provide these diverse health benefits, contributing to overall well-being and longevity.

So let me share this recipe that has been in my life for a while and, I always feel energetic & gut immune boost!

Anti-inflammatory Shiitake Mushrooms and Lemongrass Soup for Immune Support

Ingredients:

Serve 2 people

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 shallots or small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of tomato paste
  • 1 thumb of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 small red chilli ( for medium heat )
  • 80g of Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut in a half
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 coconut cream
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced
  • 100 ml of filtered water
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • Fresh coriander, chopped while cooking and, as a garnish
  • Himalayan salts and fresh ground black pepper for a taste
  • 1/2 mug of white basmati rice or 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 6 french green beans

Instructions:

Prepare the Ingredients & Saute Aromatics:

Clean and slice the shiitake mushrooms in a small pieces. Finely chop the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli. In a large pot, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and saute until becomes translucent, for about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, chilli, cherry tomatoes, green beans and saute for another 3 minutes until fragrant. Then, add Shiitake mushrooms to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring few times to bring the all flavours together.

A wooden spoon stirs a variety of sliced mushrooms, red peppers, and other vegetables in a silver pot, creating a fragrant Anti-inflammatory Shiitake Mushroom and Lemongrass Soup for Immune Support.Add Spices and Broth:

Stir in the turmeric powder and ground cumin, coating the mushrooms and aromatics. Also add, a lemon grass. Pour the water and miso paste, stir well until miso paste dissolves. Stir in the coconut milk, coconut paste, lime leaves, tomato paste add salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes. Then, add fresh corriander and cook for another 5 mins.

Cook the Rice ( or, Quinoa ): 

Meantime, in the separate pot, add your washed rice ( or quinoa ), pour 1 mug of filtered water, bring it to boil and simmer on a medium heat for about 15mins. Turned it off and let it 10minutes to cool it down.

Season and Serve:

Add lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh corriander and, if desired, fresh red chilli slices for a bit of heat.

Serve the soup hot, and enjoy its warming, anti-inflammatory, and immune-supporting benefits!

A bowl of yellow coconut curry with rice, garnished with cilantro. The curry contains green beans, mushrooms, red chili peppers, and other vegetables known for their immune support. The bowl sits on a wooden surface.

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From healthy living with… Julia

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