Before we get into the recipe, let's talk about how incredible amaranth is. It's one of the most ancient forms of cultivated food and has been consumed by the Aztecs and other indigenous cultures up to 8,000 years ago.
- It’s gluten free and packed with protein.
- It’s one of the richest grains in protein.
Featuring Lysine, Amaranth is known as a complete protein. Lysine is an essential amino protein for the body.
-It contains high amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
-It lowers cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
-Provides essential lysine (an amino acid our bodies can’t produce)
-Helps metabolize fatty acids into energy
-Packed with antioxidants & minerals
-Easy to digest.
-Combats hair loss
-Strengthens bones and mineral density
This recipe is great for those of you looking to incorporate more protein in your diet and eat more nutritious, whole foods.
What you'll need:
1/2 cup uncooked organic amaranth grains
1 1/2 cups spring water
1/4 dairy milk of your choice + more if you'd like a more creamy texture
2-3 teaspoons of agave or date sugar
Pinch of cinnamon to taste
Pink Himalayan salt to taste
Fresh fruit toppings (optional)
Bring water to a boil and add amaranth grains.
Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 2-30 minutes.
Stir regularly because it will stick to the bottom of the pot.
Once amaranth is cooked, add your plant-based milk and spices.
Stir until creamy.
Some find soaking the grains between 6 and 24 hours before use gives it a more pleasant texture. If using this method, pour off liquid before using.
Amaranth reheats well. Make extra to store in the fridge for to-go breakfast for a few days. Just add a little more milk when doing so.
If you try this recipe, give me a tag @maliradaiholistic. I'd love to see your creations.
More recipes can be found in my Plant Based Transition Guide