We often find ourselves being asked time and time again for easy yet wholesome breakfasts that can be enjoyed on the run, that are gluten free and most of all promote satiety. Our Maple Millet and Banana Porridge is ideal for those busy people out there that want to put their health first without the fuss. This porridge can be enjoyed warm or cold and contains an incredible source of vital nutrients to help support your mind and body, regardless what your day may throw at you.
We love to make this recipe up in a big batch (multiply it by three) and store each serving in one of our glass jars, ready to top with coconut yogurt each morning. If you prefer a warming breakfast to help keep you grounded, try soaking the millet overnight in hot water and add a dash of apple cider vinegar or a squeeze of lemon juice to help increase the nutrient absorption and reduce the cooking time the next day. If you choose the warming option, make sure you give the millet a good rinse in the morning to discard the phytates which have been released from the millet into the water overnight, as these can be harmful to our gut.
Millet is a host to some incredible heart-protective properties, repair of body tissue, helps to lower Type 2 Diabetes risk, helps to prevent gallstones, protective against breast cancer and childhood asthma, and has a significant cardiovascular benefit for postmenopausal women.
Banana’s are natures ultimate snack wrapped in a beautiful protective skin ready for us to peel off when we desire. Bananas have the incredible ability to assist depression as they are loaded with the neurotransmitter tryptophan which is later converted to serotonin (our happy hormone). Banana’s are also loaded with potassium to help lower blood pressure, protect against heart attacks and strokes.
Filled with antioxidant support to help prevent cancer containing a hefty dose of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, zinc, manganese. Pumpkin seeds also help to build immunity, thanks to their antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, help to prevent diabetes, promote glowing skin and luscious locks thanks to their content of Vitamin C, help to maintain healthy cholesterol ratio, contain serotonin to manage stress and promote restful sleep and promotes satiety.
A low GI sweetener that contains 24 different antioxidants, helps to fight inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, a rich source of zinc, manganese, and potassium to assist immune function, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, promotes healthy skin and provides a great alternative to sugar for those who suffer from digestive disturbances such as IBS and leaky gut.
Helps to regulate blood sugar levels (insulin sensitivity, loaded with antioxidants, high in anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease).
1/2 cup millet, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 banana (chopped)
1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
1 and a half tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp roasted almonds (roughly chopped)
1 tbsp organic maple syrup
- Rinse millet thoroughly in a sieve, place in a small saucepan over a low heat and toast lightly until dry and has become a shade darker
- Add water and increase the heat to medium and cook for roughly 20 minutes until the millet has puffed up and softened
- Now being to reduce the heat back to low, add coconut milk, cinnamon and banana and continue to cook for another 2 minutes
- Remove the millet from the heat, pour in a bowl and top with maple syrup, roasted almonds and toasted pumpkin seeds