Sweet Amaranth

When I was a child I loved “Griesbrei” with apple sauce so much. In English it would be semolina pudding/ porridge.

My dad always used to make it for me and then we would sit and demolish the most delicious thing ever together.

Today I still love this dish a lot but it makes me feel super full and tends to be pretty hard on my stomach. I don’t feel energized, I feel more like having to lay down and take a nap haha.

I love to experiment with different seeds and grains and making them sweet.

So today I’m sharing my recipe for sweet-cooked amaranth with apple sauce and fruit.
The apple sauce is a personal favourite, so you can choose whatever toppings you like.

Amaranth is really, really good to digest and contains a lot of fibers, omega-3, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is super high in protein, incredibly energizing and keeps you full for a longer period of time.
So maybe we should call it a super seed. On top of everything it’s glutenfree, which means everyone can enjoy it.

I hope you try it as well.

xx Lisa

Sweet Amaranth (Serves 2)

Ingredients

1/2 cup of Amaranth
1 cup of water
splash of milk of your choice (I used rice milk)
cinnamon
vanilla
1-2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup or any sweetener you like

  1. First of all I like to soak my amaranth. You can soak it over night or for at least 20 minutes. The package also contains directions if you want to follow them.
  2. Afterwards I rinse it and transfer the seeds into a saucepan, where I also add in the water.
  3. I bring everything to a boil and reduce to medium heat, where I leave it simmering for about 30 minutes.
  4. After around 20 minutes, I start adding in the cinnamon, ground vanilla, maple syrup and milk. It gives it a complete different structure, which I love.
  5. I leave it on the stove for some additional 10 minutes and pour it in a bowl afterwards.
  6. Now you can top it with fruit-sauce or any fruit, nuts or seeds you like.
  7. Enjoy!!

PS: As you can see, I’m pretty addicted to Kiwis at the moment. I try to only use seasonal fruit and vegetables, so this is why it may look a bit boring sometimes ;).

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