Gut-loving golden millet porridge

February 12, 2019

 

Move over oats and quinoa. Your mornings are about to get more variety with the addition of another super grain! Introducing....drumroll....MILLET! This gluten-free cereal grain has a soft texture and a mild nutty flavour, making it the ideal base for your breakfast. 

 

Health benefits of millet

Millet is a rich source of fiber and minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, iron, calcium, zinc and potassium.

 

The fiber in millet (9 grams per 100 grams serve) helps to improve digestive function and intestinal flora diversity (more of the good guys).  This high fiber content also helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) which can help to prevent numerous diseases. 

 

This little powerhouse seed is a great source of magnesium which helps to regulate the level of insulin thereby maintaining optimal blood sugar levels in the body - which helps to decrease the chance of type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Gut-loving golden millet porridge 

Serves 2

 

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup millet, rinsed well

1 cup water or nut milk of choice, I used Innocent's range of nut-free milks

Pinch of pink salt

1/2 banana, mashed

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 heaped teaspoon coconut oil

 

To serve

1 cup fresh raspberries 

2 tablespoons flaked almonds

2 tablespoons coconut yoghurt, I used Coyo organic vanilla coconut milk yoghurt

 

 

Method

Add rinsed millet to a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, gradually adding the liquid in. 

 

Stir through the salt, turmeric, mashed banana and coconut oil.

 

Simmer gently for about 5-10 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and millet is cooked through.

 

Divide into two bowls and top with berries, almonds and coconut yoghurt.

 

Enjoy!

 

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