Updated: Mar 22, 2022
This happens to be one of our favorite breakfasts; the recipe is inspired by Alissa Segersten from her The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health (2nd Edition). Based on our family, we made a few additions and modified the serving size down to 1 cup.
We batch cook and portion size using the 1 cup canning jars. Perfect for quick preparation by placing the open jar into the toaster oven for about 15 minutes or so; you can also place the contents in an oven save bowl instead of the jar.
Ingredients & Directions
Serves 8: 1 cup servings
3/4 cup Quinoa
3/4 cup Amaranth
3/4 cup Millet
5 cups water
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon better butter (see above)
Measure the grains and place in a fine sieve. Rinse well, about two minutes with warm water, to remove the saponin (a compound found on the outer layer of the grain that is generally a plant protector).
Better Butter: Thoroughly blend together 1/2 cup organic butter and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil at room temperature. Keep in the fridge for several weeks. Recipe from Elson Haas, MD.
Place rinsed grains, water, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Set to high heat until boiling; reduce heat down to simmer. Simmer until all water is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
Serve immediately or place into 1 cup serving size containers.
Recommended toppings: 1 teaspoon extra better butter, 1 cup fresh seasonal local fruits (1/2 nectarine & strawberries), 2 teaspoons maple syrup, and some roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas).
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Western Nutritional Information (per serving)
Protein 7 g
Carbs 35 g
Fiber (dietary) 3.9 g
Sugar 1.6 g
Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Other: Good source of vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), choline, folate, and Vitamin E, and calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Energetics
Warms us from the core outwards. Nourishing and mildly stimulating benefiting the digestive system (absorption, stimulates gallbladder and pancreas secretions, and improves appetite). Acts mostly on the Spleen, Stomach, Kidney, and Liver. Supports Qi (energy), Yin, and Yang; removes toxins and drains water.
Source: TCM information based on Leggett, Helping Ourselves.