Many believe that any sweets contribute to weight gain. But there is an opposite opinion. It is based on calculations, observation results and feelings of people who have tested the effects of different diets. As one of the proven ways not to give up sweets and at the same time not be afraid to gain weight, is the introduction of amaranth-based dishes to the diet.
Amaranth Nutrition Slimming Reasons
[sweets with amaranth against depression We agree that most diets cannot provide the body with the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals, nutrients. As a result, he spends his stock – what was in reserve, and so a person loses weight. But this option of weight correction is considered harmful. Nutritionists have to admit that effective and safe weight loss is possible only under one condition. This is the establishment of a quick (correct!) Metabolism. You can get a positive result, and with a steady effect, by including dishes with amaranth in your diet.
In practice, it is proved that as a result of amaranth exposure:
- weight correction;
- health promotion;
Improving the condition of the skin, hair and nails.
Contributes to this exposure to many vitamins, trace elements and other nutrients that amaranth is rich in. So, squalene, which saturates all body cells with oxygen, is recognized as one of the important components of the plant. In addition, amaranth contains about ten kinds of vitamins, an almost perfect protein, fatty acids.
Amaranth is considered a dietary product. But, despite this, it contains all the substances necessary for the body. Due to its unique composition, amaranth not only saturates the body with useful substances, but also stimulates the metabolism and removes toxins. With these properties of the plant and products based on it, fat deposits are not formed, since all that is useful is quickly absorbed, and excess is quickly eliminated from the body. When eating with amaranth, there is also no loss of strength characteristic of rigid diets.
It is also very important that amaranth does not contain gluten. It is interesting that in medical centers where a gluten-free diet is often used, even in people suffering from celiac disease, their health improved much faster. Therefore, dishes with a unique plant are suitable for almost any person. In this case, there is a decrease in appetite, since the products are better absorbed, and quick saturation is achieved.
People who want to lose weight with a strict diet know that very often there is a desire to eat a “tasty treat”, but it holds back the fear of getting better. With proper nutrition with amaranth, excess weight does not appear.
Delicious meals for better health
You can cook delicious, sweet and healthy dishes with the addition of amaranth. The opportunity to verify this has appeared now.
Candies with amaranth, flax flour and dried fruits
• amaranth seeds – 3 tablespoons;
• flaxseed flour – 1 tablespoon;
• raisins – 2 tablespoons;
• dates – 5 pieces;
• pine nuts – 2 tablespoons.
First you need to cook amaranth. Throw the seeds into boiling water and boil (3-4 minutes). Then turn it off and leave it for 10 minutes to insist. Such a short heat treatment allows you to save the useful substances that are rich in the grain of this plant.
While the boiled seeds are infused, we prepare dried fruits. Soak raisins and dates in water, rinse and pour over boiling water. We put raisins on a plate, and free the dates from the stones and finely chop. Put the prepared dried fruits on a plate, where it will be convenient to mix them with dates, nuts and amaranth.
Amaranth seeds, before adding them to the rest of the components, must be thrown onto a sieve to remove excess moisture.
To make the mass homogeneous, we pass dried fruits and nuts through a meat grinder or grind with a blender. You can leave them in large pieces. Now it remains to form the sweets themselves. In order to hold the resulting mixture together, add the flax flour sifted through a sieve. Then you need to mix everything thoroughly and form sweets.
Amaranth and Chia Cookies
• amaranth grain – 50 g;
• almond flour – 200 g;
• chia seeds – 50 g;
• brown sugar – 3 tbsp;
• vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp;
• chopped almonds – 20-30 g;
We heat the pan, grease it a little with oil, send amaranth seeds there and cover with a lid. Heated seeds will open under the lid (characteristic pops will appear). When the characteristic pops cease, or decrease, the pan must be removed from the heat.
Then mix all the ingredients. If necessary, if the dough is too thick, you can add a little water and mix again (almond flour can be replaced with flour from amaranth seeds). Now we roll up small balls, squeeze them a little on both sides with our palms – this is how we form cookies.
We cover the baking sheet with parchment, put cookies on it, put it in the oven and bake at a temperature of 180’С. After 20-25 minutes the cookie is ready. It will be a great addition to breakfast or evening tea.
Amaranth and Coconut Cookies
Many people call these cookies the best remedy for fatigue and depression. To prepare it, you need to take:
• chicken eggs – 3 pcs;
• sugar, better than cane – 160 g;
• amaranth grain −130 g;
• coconut flakes (flour) – 230 g.
In a hot oven, heat coconut flakes for 5 minutes.
Cooking “popcorn” from amaranth. To do this, pour no more than 1 tablespoon of amaranth into a heated, heat-resistant container with high walls (with a larger amount of grains they can burn), cover with a lid and fry until the grains open. No need to pour oil into the dishes. To better “explode” the grains, they should be shaken when frying the grains (without removing it from the heat). Pour the finished portion into the dish and cook the next.
Then you need to beat the eggs with sugar into a strong foam. Add coconut flakes, popcorn from amaranth and mix everything.
We cover the baking sheet with baking paper and use a small spoon to spread the dough on it with balls. Cookies are baked in the oven at 180 ° for about 15 minutes.
Chocolate amaranth flour cookies with brown sugar
The recipe is based on 5 servings. All ingredients must be at room temperature.
• butter – 8 tablespoons;
• brown sugar – 5 tablespoons;
• sugar – 4 tablespoons;
• vanilla extract – 1 tsp;
• eggs – 1 pc;
• rice flour – 1.25 cups;
• amaranth flour – 0.65 cups or 5.9 tablespoons;
• tapioca (starchy groats, which are obtained from the roots of the sweet cassava plant) – (0.3 cups);
• sea salt – 0.5 tsp;
• baking soda – 0.25 h l;
• chocolate – 1 cup.
Mix the butter, both types of sugar and vanilla extract, add the egg and mix everything again until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix rice flour with amaranth, add tapioca starch, salt, soda and mix.
The dry mixture is sent to liquid, mix. Beat the resulting mixture well to get a mass of homogeneous consistency.
Put chocolate drops or chips in the dough and stir. Then put the resulting dough onto baking paper and form “sausages” from it. Wrap the dough with baking paper and put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. When it hardens, the “sausages” must be cut into circles 1 cm thick, and spread them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper at a distance from each other. Now you can put the pan in a preheated oven to 180 degrees. Cookies are baked in 10-12 minutes (the edges of the cookies should be browned).
Ready cookies should still stand 5 minutes on a baking sheet, after which it can be removed and served with tea. When cooling, cookies become more solid and crumbly.
Amaranth Energy Oatmeal Cookies
The recipe is based on 4 servings.
• chicken egg -1 pc;
• oatmeal – 150 g;
• amaranth flour – 50 g;
• ground cinnamon – 1 tsp;
• vanilla – 10 g;
• raisins – 50 g;
• milk – 50 ml.
We mix oatmeal, flour, spices, add milk and let stand for 15 minutes to make the flakes swell. Then add the egg, raisins and mix well. Put the resulting mixture into molds and send to the oven. You can also put the mass on a baking sheet, but then you have to form the cookie when it is baked.
Bake cookies at a temperature of 180-190 degrees and for 20 minutes.
Such cookies are perfect for a snack if more than 4-5 hours pass between the main meals.