Amaranth Porridge Date
A porridge date with my grandma because she loves dates. Cheesy I know, but you gotta make a 'date' joke when you can, even if it's hardly a joke. My granny is the sweetest person you could ever meet. I've never known someone who cared and worried about others as much as she does. She's my favorite person. I love her.
If you have never tried amaranth, now is the time to do it. It's full of complete protein making it one of the best plant-based protein options. It's also full of calcium, iron, magnesium, and fiber. Plus it's delicious. I personally like it a lot more than quinoa.
Soak the amaranth overnight or for 24 hours for best results and to make it easier for your body to digest amaranth and get the full nutritional benefits.
Spiced Amaranth Porridge
- 1 cup amaranth. Soaked overnight and rinsed for best results.
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups plant-based milk (I used 1 soy and 1 almond)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of cardamom
- dash of ginger
- 7 Ajwa or Medjool dates pitted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- pure stevia or sweetener of choice
- sea salt optional
- Bring water and amaranth to a boil
- Add the milk and stir in the spices, sweetener, and vanilla
- Simmer on low/medium heat covered for 20-25 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Make sure it's low enough so it doesn't boil over.
- When the liquid is all absorbed. Cut 5 or more dates into small pieces and stir in
- Divide into two bowls
- Top with your favorites and a date on each bowl (toppings are everything!!)
Topped with almond butter, cacao nibs, goji berries, buck wheta groats, rice malt syrup, cacao rawnola, dates, and persimmon.