A gluten-free protein-rich porridge that will surely become a staple healthy breakfast in your home.
What is amaranth?
Amaranth is a seed from various amarathus species tracing back to Aztec tribes in South America however some species are indigenous to Africa, particularly South Africa. Similar to quinoa, amaranth is a pseudo cereal meaning it is not completely a grain as it is a seed. The seed is nutty, small and gluten free.
Amaranth is rich is protein with 1 cup containing 9.3g. Its packed with antioxidants to fight against diseases such as cancers and high in fibre for fullness and digestion. It can be used in may different ways such as in porridge. It is rich in minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorus among others.
Adapting the ingredients
- You can use any milk you want- we used almond.
- You can top with any fruit of your choice- we used mango.
- You can use any sweetener of your choice- we chose coconut sugar.
- You can spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla or other spices of your choice
- You can also add nut toppings such as almonds or peanut butter
- 1 cup amaranth seeds
- 2 cups semi-skimmed milk
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup mango
- Salt pinch
- To a small saucepan add salt, amaranth and milk.
- Cover and boil on a low heat to cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat when the seeds have popped/opened.
- Serve with your sweetener and chopped fruit of choice.