Amaranth Breakfast Cereal

amaranth cereal

I usually stick to my guns in the morning and have the same thing – a green juice and fruit – but sometimes I just need more. And, not just anything – something ceremonious and delicious and worth each and every savored bite. This recipe for amaranth cereal infuses you with protein, fiber, and the goodness inherent in fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Amaranth: is packed with 5 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein per cup. It contains up to 30% more protein than wheat flour, rice, and oats do. Amaranth is also free of gluten, which is inherent in many other grains, and it is a great source of the essential amino acid lysine, which is rather limited in other grains or plant sources. Cooked amaranth is 90% digestible, is high in vitamins and minerals and prevents disease, supports the immune system, prevents grey hair, and lowers blood pressure.In a medium saucepan, mix amaranth, almond milk, water, cinnamon, and salt.

Amaranth Breakfast Cereal

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Fresh fruit for garnish
  • Dash of cinnamon for garnish
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, mix amaranth, almond milk, water, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 25 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

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Serve with fruit. I chose fresh figs and bananas. I also added a teaspoon of no-sugar-added strawberry preserves for some extra sweetness and a sprig of mint for an aromatic touch.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://www.thelyonsshare.org/ Megan

    Hi Aylin! We were sorority sisters way back in the day, and I’m so glad I just found your blog! Everything looks absolutely fabulous, and always fun to find another friend doing a similar thing :). I hope all is well with you!

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      Hi Megan! Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you like it and I just checked out your site – it looks great! I will definitely be reading regularly. Hope you are doing well too!