Millet Porridge


By: Gaia Staff  |  January 1, 2014

Enjoying a satisfying, warm, whole grain breakfast helps to stabilize your blood sugar so that you don’t get sugar crashes, tired or crave sweets and caffeine throughout the day.

A cozy alternative to oatmeal for breakfast; millet is the only alkalizing grain. It is high in protein and calcium as well. Soaking any grain, preferably overnight, not only cuts down on the cooking time in the morning, but also makes the grain more digestible. Soaking the grain with a touch of ‘starter’ helps the grain to ferment, which makes it optimally digestible and nutritious.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole millet
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • extra water for soaking
  • optional ‘starter’ -1/2 tsp whey from yogurt, or apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Optional toppings:

Hemp seeds, ground flax seeds, nut or seed butter, ghee, coconut oil, dried coconut, dried fruit, plain yogurt, raw honey

Some people enjoy this as a savory breakfast bowl by adding miso, tamari or soy sauce, tahini or your favourite savory condiment.

Directions:

  1. The night before: Soak millet at room temperature in enough water to cover the grain (about 1 cup) and add the ‘starter’.
  2. Morning for breakfast: Drain and rinse the millet and cook it with the 1 1/2 cups of water and pinch of salt.
  3. Cook on medium heat, in a covered pot for about 15 minutes, until the water has absorbed. If you like your porridge thinner, add more water and cook to desired consistency.
  4. Add toppings and enjoy!

 

Andrea Potter

Andrea Potter is a classically trained Chef and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Her love of nutrition and organic, whole foods and healthy lifestyle brought her to Radha Yoga and Eatery; a culinary vegetarian hot spot in Vancouver, where she was the head chef for over 3 years. While at Radha she studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, graduating as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in 2009. This is also where she started bringing her knowledge of nutrition and food to the public by teaching healthy cooking classes.
Through her business, Rooted Nutrition, Andrea teaches healthy cooking classes and offers one- on-one nutrition consultations, helping her clients to integrate healthy and delicious foods choices into their lives.
Her cooking classes pair sound nutrition information with whole foods- based, beautifully prepared recipes. Cutting the confusion about nutrition and food, these classes empower the students through education and practical culinary know-how to live well by eating well and by bringing creativity and joy into their home kitchens.
Interactive and fun; Andrea’s classes convey her love of real food, community and culture.
Website: www.rootednutrition.ca
Facebook: Rooted Nutrition Vancouver
Twitter: @RootedNutrition
Youtube: Rooted Nutrition BC


 

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