Amaranth, Chia & Maple Breakfast Porridge

Amaranth chia breakfast porridge

In this wintery weather you need a breakfast that will really stick to the ribs to give you the warmth and energy needed to start your day on the right note. Omega 3 packed chia seeds, protein packed amaranth, heart healthy coconut and manganese rich pecans gives you the breakfast of champions!

Amaranth was a staple of the Aztecs and is believed to be domesticated up to 8,000 years ago. It is the king of protein when it comes to grains providing close to 10g of protein per cooked cup. It contains 18 amino acids making amaranth a complete protein and provides calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/2 cup amaranth grain
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • Pecans
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Almond milk

Method

Add the amaranth grain with 3 cups of water in a pot and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer on low until almost all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, add in salt, coconut butter, chia seeds and approximately half a cup of water and stir. If coconut butter is not completely melting into the mixture you may need to place back on the heat for another minute to stir through. Remove from heat then mix in a dash or two of almond milk to get desired consistency. Spoon into bowls, top with crushed pecans, fresh blackberries, almond milk and a drizzling of maple syrup.

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