A hearty, healthy, and easy gluten-free ramen - packed with veggies and functional fungi to keep your immune system in tip-top shape, your taste buds happy, and your heart warmed. PLUS it’s paleo and vegan too!
It’s a hallmark food of every college dorm. It’s pure comfort food at its convenient finest. And it just seems to always hit the soul-warming spot. That’s right, it’s none other than Ramen.
And while that 99-cent packaged version may bring back all the memories, a much healthier version takes very little additional effort.
On that note, we bring you this recipe for gluten-free ramen, bursting with nutritional mushrooms. Think all of the same delicious complex flavors, easy-to-make nature, but with much better ingredients; ingredients like vegetables, broth, and Lion’s Mane mushroom extract.
The great thing about this recipe is the homemade flavoring you get out of minimal ingredients and minimal time. Sure, it’s not quite as easy as opening up a tin foil packet that you find in the 99-cent version, but with just a little more effort, you exchange all that sodium and fake ingredients for real, good-for you ones.
That’s the kind of exchange we like. This is why there’s ZERO added starch, fillers, or fake ingredients in our 100% real organic mushroom extracts.
For this easy gluten-free ramen, we double up on the mushroom love by combining two of our favorites: fresh shiitake and Lion’s Mane mushroom extract powder. Why do we love them so much? Lion’s Mane is known as the mushroom for the mind, and for good reason. It helps to protect your brain, making this soup not only good for your soul, but your cognition too! Shiitake adds a hefty dose of delicious flavor to the recipe, while also lending support to the functions of your immune system, cardiovascular system, and liver.
The rest of the real ingredients in this easy gluten-free ramen combine to form that distinct flavor that we all love so much. The chickpea miso keeps this recipe vegan while still giving the broth that celebrated umami flavor. The veggies add that note of freshness, and the spiralized zucchini replaces the fried noodles, keeping this recipe light, hearty, and healthy.
Besides being gluten-free, paleo, and vegan, another bonus about this homemade ramen is the ease with which you can customize it to your preferences. Below are some possible variations and substitutions.
Zucchini noodles: These keep this recipe light, healthy, and gluten-free. Keeping on that same note, you can also use sweet potato noodles. If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, there are ramen noodles made of rice, buckwheat, and millet that would make a great option.
Bok Choy: You can easily replace this with spinach or cabbage.
Veggies: Here’s where the options are really endless. For example, for some extra crunch, you can add some chopped celery. Have fun, get creative, and add your favorites! A fresh knob of ginger would meld beautifully into the mix.
This recipe couldn’t be simpler to throw together. Well, it could be if you buy packaged spiralized zucchini noodles at your local health food store. That would just leave:
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
There’s just something so comforting about enjoying a bowl of ramen. It somehow seems to feed the soul. And our easy gluten-free ramen feeds not only your soul, but your mind and body too thanks to the addition of Lion’s Mane and fresh, good-for-you ingredients.
Besides food, there are lots of other ways to nourish the soul, mind, and body. Detoxing from technology, making time to do some things that bring you joy, trying a new hobby or learning something new - these are just a few possibilities.
What’s your favorite way to feed your soul, mind, and body? We hope making and enjoying this comforting easy gluten-free ramen makes it on the list!
There’s so many different culinary combinations you can create with mushrooms! For this recipe, you don’t have to use Lion’s Mane — you can easily substitute with your own favorite mushroom extract. Each has their own unique profiles and benefits. To learn more, you can read our article which highlights the top 7 benefits of the main medicinal mushrooms. These different mushroom extracts can easily be added to whatever you’re cooking up in the kitchen.
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