A simple vegetable broth and ramen noodle soup is just the thing to fuel and hydrate my body and provide the nutrients needed!
Trust me, this recipe is super easy and simple to make, so it’s perfect when you’re not feeling your best, but it also makes a great quick lunch or dinner on a busy day.
Ramen has been a quick-fix meal that is cheap and tasty, but store-bought ramen is not the most healthy. This recipe takes just a few minutes to throw together and you’ve got a quick, delicious soup without all of the preservatives and sodium that is found in traditional ramen.
- 4 cups organic vegetable broth or homemade vegetable broth
- 2 cakes organic millet and brown rice ramen noodles
- 8 teaspoons Bragg liquid aminos or 4 teaspoons gluten-free tamari sauce
- 2 teaspoons organic toasted sesame oil
- 2 cups organic mixed vegetables (fresh or frozen)
- 2 large handfuls of organic spinach or kale (fresh or frozen) (optional)
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon organic ground cayenne pepper*
- Add the vegetable broth and ramen noodles to a large pan set over medium-high heat. Bring to a quick boil.
- Immediately lower the heat, add the liquid aminos, sesame oil, mixed vegetables, spinach, sea salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. If using frozen vegetables, add those last so they don’t become overcooked.
- Cover and let cook for 5-10 minutes, or until ramen cakes are thoroughly cooked.
One of the most wonderful things about this recipe is that we are able to use plenty of the wonderful organic vegetables that we grow in our garden. Fresh spinach and kale are packed with wonderful antioxidants and nutrients. We can customize our soup to what is in season or what we’re in the mood to eat that particular day. Beans, carrots, squash…all of these are delicious options to include in a pot of vegetable broth ramen soup.
Though it’s perfectly fine to choose frozen organic vegetables if that’s what you have on hand, using home-grown veggies just makes everything taste that much better. You’re feeding your family with the fruits (or veggies!) of your labor and can enjoy the satisfaction of doing your very best for the people you love the most. You’ll know just where they came from and what was used to control pests and to fertilize. That’s just an amazing peace of mind.
For our family, this is the perfect soup when you have a cold or flu or aren’t feeling well. Forget chicken noodle soup – this has the nutrients and comfort-food feel for even less-than-marvelous days.
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