transitioning- cold morning breakfast


1 c amaranth (looks like quinoa only smaller grains)

3 c water

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t nutmeg

1/8 t cardamon

pinch sea salt

3 T maple syrup

1 granny smith or braeburn apple, diced + 1/4 c raisins

0r 1 bartlett pair + 1/4 c pecans


Bring water to boil, then add grain, spices. Stir and bring back almost to boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Add maple syrup, fruit and nuts. Simmer covered about 3-8 more minutes until liquid just absorbed. Check and stir occasionally during the last 5-8 minutes to avoid burning and sticking to pan. Makes 2 servings. Can make the night before, will keep in airtight container in refrigerator for 2 days. Reheat in microwave for a quick healthy breakfast the next day.

This feels light but is sustaining. Amaranth is high in protein, calcium and iron, also lysine. Easily digestible, it is a good choice at the turn of the season, when recovering from the stomach flu or when ending a fast.


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