Desire a change of pace for breakfast? Need something fast? Crave something warm? Looking for something that will fill you up, but not out? Require something nutrient dense? Want to control the amount of sugar you eat? Want me to stop asking questions? Yeah…I thought so!
Each Sunday night, in an attempt to simplify the upcoming week, I prep a bunch of food. I clean and chop veggies, I make my ginger tea and hummus, and I cook up a grain in my rice cooker. This week, I decided to make millet. If you have never tried millet, you really need to. It’s unlike any other grain/pseudo grain I have tried (quinoa, amaranth, and wheat berries have always been my staples).
So why eat millet? Millet is super healthy. It has significant amounts of magnesium (promotes heart health, reduces severity of asthma and frequency of migraines), phosphorus (forms mineral matrix of bone, helps metabolize fats), niacin (lowers cholesterol), manganese (promotes bone health, controls blood sugar, protects against free radicals, and helps produce collagen) and copper (improves health of connective tissues, hair, and eyes, prevents premature aging, increases energy production, regulates heart rhythm, balances thyroid glands, reduces symptoms of arthritis, promotes quick wound healing, increases red blood cell formation, and reduces cholesterol). Whew!
Plus its chewy texture is somewhat addictive!
And it’s easy to prepare! I simply cook up a batch in my rice cooker…throw in millet…throw in water…close cover…turn on!
Millet Breakfast Bowl
1/3 -1/2 c. cooked millet
enough nut milk to cover (I used coconut milk)
1 T. ground flax seed
1 T. buckwheat groats
1 T. unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T. pecans (or nut of choice)
1 T. pepitas
1 T. dried fruit (I used cranberries)
1/4 t. cinnamon
Put millet in microwave safe bowl. Add enough “milk” to cover. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Eat!