Creamy Amaranth Breakfast

This is probably, technically, porridge. But I hate the word porridge. Isn’t that what the 3 bears ate? Porridge doesn’t sound very good. And this. This is awesome.

As I have mentioned I have been really hungry on this cleanse. Especially come breakfast time since fruit, toast and oatmeal are off limits.

And being hungry makes me daydream about food a lot.

I have had some amaranth in my pantry and I haven’t really known what to do with it. Then I had an idea to turn it in to “cream of wheat”. I used to LOVE cream of wheat! Especially with a little melted butter on it! Do you know what I’m talking about?!

Amaranth is very similar to quinoa in terms of nutrition, which means its a good source of protein and carbohydrate. It cooks the same as quinoa but has a much stickier texture when it’s done cooking. On this cleanse I actually can have butter, as crazy as that sounds. I don’t eat butter, so I used earth balance “butter”. I also chose to use full fat coconut milk because on this cleanse I am not getting much fat. It’s hard for me to not be afraid of fat after being told for so many years how bad fat is. But fat isn’t bad as long as its the right fat. Bring on the coconut milk, almond butter, flax seed and avocados!

Anyway, my experiment worked and the final result was MIND BLOWING! It tastes just like cream of wheat! I just love the slightly salty flavor. I had to stop myself from gobbling down the whole pan! Even though this is one of my cleanse meals, I will definitely continue to eat this after I’m done cleansing. It’s that good.

1/2 cup cooked amaranth
2 tablespoons canned coconut milk (not light)
1 teaspoon butter
Dash of salt to taste

Cook desired amount of amaranth on the stovetop at a 2:1 ratio of water to amaranth. So 1 cup dry amaranth to 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil then reduce heat to low, simmer for 20 or so minutes. If the amaranth is very sticky add water to thin out if desired.

Scoop 1/2 cup cooked amaranth into a bowl. Add the coconut milk, butter and salt to taste. Adjust as desired. Thin with water, coconut milk or almond milk if needed.



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