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3 Grain Porridge

Updated: Jan 28

This recipe is inspired by Alissa Segersten from her The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook (2nd Edition). Based on our family, we made a few additions and modified the serving size down to 1 cup. This happens to be one of our favorite breakfasts. 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.

Better Butter: Thoroughly blend together at room temperature 1/2 cup organic butter and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil. Keep in the fridge for several weeks. Recipe from Elson Haas, MD.

Directions & Ingredients

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 (butter/olive oil mix)

  1. Measure the grains and place in a fine sieve. Rinse well to remove the saponin (a compound found on the outer layer of the grain that is somewhat of a protector for the plant, but a potential danger to humans).

  2. 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 gone, about 25 minutes.

  3. 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).

Western Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories 199

Fat 3.5 g

Protein 7 g

Saturated Fat 0.7 g

Carbs 35 g

Monounsaturated Fat 1 g

Fiber (dietary) 3.9 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g

Sugar 1.6 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.

Source: chronometer.com

Traditional Chinese Medicine (Energetics) Nutritional Information

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.

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