Menopause Diet: Miso Soup Recipe

As we explore managing our menopause symptoms naturally through our diet, we have discovered a vast variety of herbs, spices, proteins, and more that are available foods to eat.  Now for the fun part!…  incorporating these foods into our daily life with easy, delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Miso paste, onions, parsley and garlic contain natural estrogens called phytoestrogens. These are naturally occuring substances that act in a similar way to hormones.  Adding these to your diet during menopause can help relieve symptoms. This is a very satisfying and simple soup. Perfect at any time of the day, why not try it for breakfast?

Miso Soup Recipe


1 tble Miso paste (found in health food shops)
1 small red onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 table chopped fresh ginger
handful of fresh parsley chopped
handful fresh coriander chopped
big handful greens (greens, bok choy, chinese cabbage, lettuce)
1.5 litres water
optional – handful of chopped chicken


Heat up the water in a pan with onion, garlic and optional chicken and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the vegetables and herbs and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the miso paste to a small amount of water and mix well. Add this to the soup. Taste the soup and add more Miso to taste.

Note: Do not boil the soup when the Miso has been added as it kills of the probiotic effect of the Miso.

Tanith Lee, Menopause Health and Fitness Coach, Tanith Lee Change Fitness – TLC Fitness

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