Chia Miso Super Soup

Miso is a thick, tangy paste made from fermented soybeans. It has been used in Japan for hundreds of years and is particularly beneficial for the digestive system. Is is also reputed to have anti-aging, anti-cancer and detoxifying properties.


This brown coloured paste, usually used as a base for miso soup, comes in many varieties. The darker the colour, the stronger the taste. If you are unfamiliar with miso its best to start off with a lighter flavoured one such as white miso, (which is actually a yellow shade), a mugi miso or a genmai miso

The combination of miso and chia seeds is a wonderfully nutritious and energising dish. Have it for breakfast – it’s a great start for your day! Chia-Miso Super Soup is very quick and easy recipe.



2 rounded teaspoons of miso paste miso soup

2 teaspoons of chia seeds

1 coffee cup of water



Use a tablespoon of the water to mix with the miso paste to thin it to a smooth, runny mixture.

Soak the chia seeds in the remaining water for ten minutes to soften them.

Heat the chia/ water mixture to your desired temperature – no need to cook or bring to the boil.

Pour the heated chia water mix over the miso, stir and eat.

Optional – you can add any cooked vegetables to make a more substantial soup. I like to sprinkle seaweed flakes over the soup for added nutrition.

You can also use the dried miso soup mix if preferred.


2 Responses to “Chia Miso Super Soup”

  1. Usha Hannigan says:

    I appreciate all the chia recipes and ideas, but they would be more useful if “dessertspoon” was not a frequent unit of measurement. I’ve been cooking for about 40 years and I have never heard of a dessert spoon. Can you relate it to a more common unit of measurement? For example, is it about 2 tsp or half a Tablespoon? I know it probably doesn’t need to be exact, but I can’t even guess. Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the comment Usha. I live in Australia where the dessertspoon is often used as a measurement. Most of my visitors are from the US and I was not aware that a dessertspoon is not used as a measurement. In Australia a desserspoon is equal to 2 teapoons, and a tablespoon is equal to 4 teaspoons. I must change the recipes to reflect this.

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