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Millet-Sweet Vegetable Soup

We know that for people to control their diabetes, they need to focus on the health of the spleen, pancreas and stomach. In Chinese medicine, we say the same thing. This delicious soup helps to relax the middle of the body and energetically aids the spleen, pancreas and stomach in doing their job. Millet is said to help stabilize blood glucose levels and the veggies are antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory.

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredient List: 

1/2 cup yellow millet, rinsed well
1/4 cup each onion, carrot, winter squash, green cabbage, finely diced
5 cups spring or filtered water
2 teaspoons barley miso
1-2 fresh green onions, thinly sliced for garnish

Step By Step Instructions: 

Rinse millet by placing in a glass bowl and covering with water. Gently swirl grain with your hands to loosen any dust. Drain well.

In a soup pot, layer onion, cabbage, squash, carrot and then millet. Add enough water to just cover, careful not to disturb layering too much. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; add the balance of the water and cook soup for 30 minutes. Remove a small amount of broth and puree the miso. Gently stir into the soup and simmer for another 3-4 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh green onions.