Okay, okay, I admit it: I’m obsessed with breakfast! But can you blame me? It’s an opportunity to achieve the perfect combination of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and just pure deliciousness. And you haven’t eaten for what, 10-12 hours? It sets the tone for your whole day, why not make it as amazing as possible?
Three Grain Porridge with Berries, Bananas & Almonds*
*Should have used Brazil Nuts or something to keep the alliteration going, apologies
1/2 c. quinoa
1/4 c. amaranth
1/4 c. millet
2 c. almond milk
1 cinnamon stick
handful blueberries & mulberries
handful toasted almonds
Mix your grains together, and bring them to a boil in 1 1/2 c. almond milk (or water or other “milk” of your choice). Pop your cinnamon stick in, too. After they boil, turn them down to a simmer, let them bubble away for 15 min, then stir, and add in more almond milk as needed. They’ll take about 25-30 min to get cooked and creamy.
Pop your blueberries (if frozen) and mulberries, or other dried fruits into the pot and let them cook for a bit with the grains.
Add in some toasted nuts and fresh fruit, and top with any other of your favorite spices or sweeteners!
Delicious, and nutritious, too!
“Grains” – these seeds & grains are rich in protein, iron, calcium & fiber
Mulberries – excellent source of Vitamin C and iron; great for the eyes
Blueberries – high antioxidant levels; chlorogenic acid lowers blood glucose
Almonds – vitamin E and B complex; rich in protein & mono-unsaturated fatty acids
Banana – good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C