I’ve written before about how easy it is to mistake hunger for thirst. I am sure that we have all been there, starving hungry and grabbed a snack and not really felt any better? Guidelines vary and are effected by so many things that there are no hard and fast rules about how much water you should drink – “8 before 8” is both easy to remember – Eight 8-ounce glasses a day which is just below 2 litres.
I keep a glass on my desk, topped up from a BRITA tap, or from a BRITA filter jug. Remember that liquid in your food counts too, soups, fruit and veg are largely composed of water and help you along your way.
My skinny and rehydrating miso soup will help you along the way to your 8 before 8, and makes an excellent snack or light meal. Adapt to your taste – swap in different noodles, add more, or leave out the prawns and play with the chilli and herbs.
I used filtered water to make the miso soup – it has a delicate flavour which certainly benefits from the filtered water.
More Easy Soup Recipes
- Good soup often starts with a soffritto recipe. Make a big batch, freeze and use every time you make soup.
- Carrot and lentil soup
- Pumpkin and sweet potato soup
- Swede Soup
- Slow cooker vegetable soup
- Butternut squash soup
- Tomato and lentil soup
- More easy soup recipes
Summer Soup Recipes
Recipe: Rehydrating Miso Soup
- 1 bundle soba noodles ( - cooked as per packet instructions)
- 1 small pak choi (- washed and cut lengthwise)
- 1 slice tofu (cut into 1cm cubes)
- 16 ready cooked prawns (optional)
- Slices chili (to taste)
- 1 tbs coriander leaves
- 550 ml Miso soup (- made as per packet instructions with BRITA filtered water)
- 2 wedges lime
- 2 dash Tamari ( or good quality soy sauce)
- Cook the noodles as per the packet instructions
- Whilst the noodles are cooking prepare all the other ingredients
- Divide the noodles between two bowls and scatter the other ingredients over
- Pour the miso soup over
- Serve garnished with a wedge of lime and with extra coriander, chilli slices and a drizzle of soy sauce
I used frozen prawns, the hot soup will defrost them in seconds
For a vegan dish leave the prawns out.
Recipe and post commissioned by BRITA. All opinions our own.
Very healthy! It looks beautiful. I have to try this.
Thanks Claire. Miso soup is so easy to make healthy!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
We eat a lot of miso noodle soup, as it’s just so quick and easy and an easy dish to add lots of vegetables to as well.
Such a simple, but adaptable dish!
Your soup looks so delicious, I can’t wait to try your recipe ^_^
Thanks Diana, super easy and adaptable.
This looks really yummy! I cat believe something so yummy looking can be made in such a short space of time! Pinned to my lunchtime board x
We love miso soup here Becky, so easy to make and so refreshing.
There is something about this time of year that always makes me want to eat more soup and this sounds absolutely delicious. x
And this is a super healthy, skinny soup Sarah!
Chris @ SimpleFood365
That soup looks wonderful! Great tips on the water too! We use a ZeroWater filer picture for drinking and some cooking here. You are right about the water making a difference in light, fresh soups and broths.
It makes a massive difference. We really notice with black coffee and tea.
This looks great – I have never tried Miso soup. Thank you for sharing. Kaz x
I love miso slup – it is perfect and can be drunk from a mug too. Light and refreshing.
Ana De- Jesus
I love a good Miso soup they are delicious!You always have fantastic flavours on your site; what inspired you to cook?
thanks Ana, I’ve always cooked, maybe it was years of bad food at school and then living in at University?
I don’t eat enough soup, and I know that I don’t drink enough water. I know that my family will love this x
It is super delicious and adaptable to suit everyone’s tastes. The kids can have a slurping competition!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
I forget how wonderful miso soup is! Yours here looks fabulous! Thank you for the reminder of a simple, great soup, and for drinking my water!
Thanks Patricia, it is the perfect light, but tasty lunch.
Love that this soup comes together so quickly. Perfect lunch on a cold winter day!
So quick and easy, as well as warming
There is nothing quite like making your own soup, it always tastes so much better. I am a huge fan of Miso soup because every mouthful tastes different.
I love miso, and have about 4 different types for soup!
I need to drink a lot more water. The soup looks great.
I keep a glass on my desk all day and refill it every time I go into the kitchen. It works well.
Simple and lovely! I enjoy miso soup but it’s been a while since I last had it.
We love miso soup here. So refreshing!
I’ve never tried Miso soup before, but this looks relatively straight forward to do. Look forward to trying it x
It is lovely. You can pick up a cup in Pret to see if you like it.
Your soup looks so delicious and satisfy, and skinny to boot! Nicely done!!
Thanks Dan. Light on calories, but huge on flavour!
That look so lovely and fresh. Chilli to for a bit of winter bite. Lovely!
Lots of chilli, and a good top up of coriander
You make a good point about the need to stay hydrated. And this warming soup looks a great way to top up with liquids.
My concentration is so much better if I am hydrated. it makes a big difference.
I’ll just leave out the prawns for a vegetarian option. I assume it’ll taste good without?
Absolutely! You can always add some extra tofu.
Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
I love soup this time you year, it is perfect for lunches. This looks amazing but I must admit I have never tried Miso soup! I will have to remedy that!
I love miso, super full of flavour, as well as skinny!
I’ve never tried Miso soup before but from the sounds of it, it is something that I would like to try. It looks absolutely delicious! xxx
Go for it Laura, you can get it from Pret to try!
I go through phases where I am doing so good with drinking plenty of water and then fall away from it. I always feel better when I’m hydrated and I love thinking of a soup as being hydrating. So smart!
this one really is just water. So delicious. I keep a glass on my desk all the time and top up everytime I stand up.
Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
This is my kind of soup, perfect for this cold and rainy weather!
And completely guilt free!
We always order Miso Soup when we visit our local Japanese restaurant but have never made it at home – it actually looks really simple and authentic!
The trick is having a good paste to make it from. not all brands are equal.
This sounds really good. I don’t eat fish but my hubby would love this :)
You can just leave the prawns out and add some more tofu Jessica
Omg this looks so refreshingly tasty, time to whack out the noodles x
So refreshing and so super speedy to make.
I love Miso Soup. I fell in love when I used to go to YO SUSHI and you’d get unlimited Miso. I now buy the packets and make them up like yours. Makes a good ramen too..
You do need to find a good base miso, but then it is so easy to make at home and to dress up.
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
I love you’re title for this recipe! When I’m not food blogging I’m a visiting nurse, and I’m always telling patient’s when they’re sick to drink broths. I’ve seen so many people drink lots of fluids when they’re sick, but not with an adequate amount of sodium, which can land a sick person in the hospital. The miso it this recipe is a great, healthy sodium source. Very healing and hydrating!
I did not know that about miso and sodium Rachel. I love this recipe as it is so adaptable and the only cooking needed is to boil the kettle.
This sounds so simple and delicious! We are huge fans of miso soup around here, but never think to really ‘dress it up’. This sounds like a great way to do so :)
It is endlessly adaptable, and really quite delicious.
Oh, miso soup is one of my favorites. This looks so inviting with the fresh ingredients.
We love miso soup here, easy and so adaptable.
I love miso soup but have always had restaurant style, it would be nice to make my own
it is so easy, and also cheap to make your own.