We always recommend eating unprocessed and unrefined foods. But sometimes, you need an extra boost after a workout, or are simply "on the go." i5 is the perfect fast food that you won't regret afterward!
Why do we love it? Let me count the ways...
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) explains that we experience “FIRE”, one of the elemental powers, most fully in the summer.
The young energy that expressed itself in the spring arises to its full potential and if is not used can lead to excessive HEAT.
This heat is a common marker of inflammation, making summer an important time pay extra attention to the inflammatory response.
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Squatting is the swiss army knife of movements - in addition to being a full body work out, practicing it rewires the brain to move in a more natural, healthful manner. (More on benefits here.)
If you feel intimidated by the squat, or feel like you have something holding you back NEVER FEAR! This video nicely breaks down a beginning squat step-by-step. (My apologies for the slight shake of the camera.)
There is perhaps no movement as fine as the squat. It's a full body exercise involving no equipment that you can do just about anywhere and anytime. They've been called the swiss army knife of exercise, and for good reason!
(Soba noodles are available in most grocery stores in the “international” section, miso paste can be found in the refrigerated section at The Heritage, Whole Foods, and many grocery stores)
Cook the soba noodles in salted water, drain, run cold water over the noodles to stop them from cooking, shake off any excess water and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and remove from heat. Pour a bit of the hot water into a small bowl and whisk in the miso paste - so it thins out a bit (this step is to avoid clumping). Stir this back into the pot. Taste, and then add more (the same way) a bit at a time until it is to your liking. Also, some miso pastes are less-salty than others, so you may need to add a bit of salt here. Add the tofu, remove from the heat, and let it sit for just a minute or so.
Split the noodles between two (or three) bowls, and pour the miso broth and tofu over them. Add some watercress, green onions, cilantro, and red pepper flakes to each bowl and enjoy.
Serves 2 - 3. Source: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/miso-soup-recipe.html