Here is a fabulously healthy way to start the day when you really need some nourishment! This recipe is from my first book, Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. It's flat-out perfect for supercharging your day, and will also make your kitchen smell divine!
(photo by Michelle McCluggage)
Indian Spiced Supergrain Cereal
¼ cup each: dry amaranth and dry quinoa, washed well and drained
1 cup water
5 whole cardamom pods (preferably green)
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup nondairy milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Optional: 2 tablespoons raisins (or pitted, chopped dried dates)
1. In a small pan, bring the amaranth, quinoa, water, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla to a boil over high heat, stirring well.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the grains are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
3. Remove the cardamom pods and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and serve. Feel the power. Be it. Love it.
Serves 1-2; 30 minutes or under! GF/SF/Green (according to the nutritional guidelines in my books)