When looking for quick options for making breakfast, the first is yayay or coffee with a sandwich, also classic scrambled eggs. And this is also correct, because eggs contain protein, which the body needs so much in the morning. Some people take the time to cook a dietary cereal porridge and then add raisins and honey to it. It’s also great – eating whole grain flakes is cooked for no more than 5-7 minutes, and the benefits for the digestive tract are enormous. Therefore, we will put a big plus for such lovers of morning porridge! And we also suggest finding time to recharge the body with another valuable set of amino acids and trace elements. This is especially true of the category of people for which the work schedule is not always consistent with a timely lunch.
Amaranth cereal flakes
Appearance of amaranth flakes
Add a couple of cool ways to get a nutritious treat in the morning quickly to your culinary arsenal. Note that it does not require boiling the product! But this does not prevent you from getting everything you need from a portion of breakfast for a successful start to a fruitful day. These are amaranth flakes, which will allow you to choose different types of cooking with minimal heat treatment. Unpolished amaranth grain should be cooked for 20-30 minutes over moderate heat, the polished amaranth grain should be boiled for less – about 6 minutes, and it is enough to pour boiling water over the flakes and let stand for a while. Let’s stop at them! Use them to make cereals, smoothies, or other dishes and feel energized and optimistic.
Amaranth flakes with hot milk
Pour hot milk to amaranth at the rate of 1/4
For this recipe, you need the cereal itself, milk, dried fruit (optional).
Heat the milk and pour the dry mass into a cup or deep bowl. Cover with a lid, you can use it after 10-15 minutes. Add sugar, honey, salt to your liking. In the photo (cover of the article), dates and dried apricots have been added to the finished dish, which also have good benefits for the cardiovascular system. To increase the amount of zinc in such a breakfast – add 2 teaspoons of unroasted sunflower seeds, and if you have a calcium deficiency – add the same amount of sesame, it is also sesame. In the table of composition with the highest percentage of calcium, sesame takes the honorable first place. If you sometimes feel discomfort with the digestion of food, then the consumption of dried fruits or fresh seeds along with the resulting instant porridge will have a better effect on the mucous membranes of the stomach. And how delicious it is!
Amaranth and cornflakes with hot milk
The recipe is the same as described above, but you need to add more cornflakes to the amaranth flakes. They can be replaced by classic corn sticks. Children will eagerly eat such a dish, because cornmeal sticks have a sweeter taste, and the color of the porridge is more fun. Children who already have little experience in cooking can themselves take part in kneading cereals with milk. And then, having gained this valuable experience, under the supervision of the mother, they will help prepare this healthy breakfast for the whole family.
Ingredients for making porridge
Amaranth flakes with kefir
This nutritious morning meal should be prepared in the evening. Pour the dry mixture with kefir or other fermented milk product: fermented baked milk, whey, sourdough or yogurt. And in the morning you can eat. Such a breakfast with a good fiber content (up to 11%) will improve digestion and will be a wonderful helper for people suffering from constipation. You can also use amaranth flakes mixed with kefir for dinner (even shortly before bedtime), and in the morning thank them for a successful visit to the sanitary room. If you do not perceive dairy products, replace them with your favorite juice, warm water, a decoction of herbs or flowers: from the leaves or berries of strawberries, raspberries, tea rose petals, stevia leaves or licorice roots, and the same infusion of amaranth leaves. The herbal ingredients can be taken separately or mixed in equal parts.
The proportions of amaranth flakes relative to the liquid with which they are poured
For smoothies. For 150 ml of kefir or juice, you can take 2 tablespoons of amaranth flakes,
For porridge. After milk, kefir or juice gets into the flakes, the mixture will begin to swell. And the higher the temperature of the liquid, the faster the amaranth will absorb moisture. And as a result, it will quadruple. Therefore, take 4 parts of water for 1 part of the flakes. But, if you like a more viscous porridge, pour 2-3 parts of the liquid. Experiment for yourself which consistency of this dish you like best. In the end, the key is for your body to get the most out of it with the least amount of effort.
And again about the benefits of amaranth
As you already know, amaranth is the food of the gods. With every spoonful of amaranth porridge or smoothie, you have the right to feel divine! And for vegetarians, dishes made from amaranth grain or fresh herbs are a real find. And for people who choose gluten-free food, it will be important to find a universal basis for preparing food at home, at work, or on a business trip.
Amaranth can be added to baked goods, cutlets, salads, soups, gravies, sweets, and more.
Each small grain carries a wonderful array of nutrients. So, in addition to the pleasant taste from amaranth flakes, you get quickly digestible components:
- vegetable protein;
- amino acids;
- vitamins A, B1, B2, B4, C, D, vitamin E in a special tocotrienal form;
- trace elements: iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, selenium;
- phytosterols and phospholipids
- and other substances