Morning Millet with Cinnamon Apples, Cranberries & Almonds

SAVORING GOODNESS

Similar to quinoa, millet is classified as a grain but is actually a seed. It’s a high protein wheat alternative that is high in silica that supports bone flexibility as we age.  Millet is perfect for winter months because it acts as a good body heater and it’s less starchy then other grains like wheat, barley, or oats. And the flavor is unique and delicious!

Kitchen tip – If you want to bring out the nutty flavor in millet, first rinse and drain it in a fine mesh strainer, then place damp seeds in a sauté pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the water has evaporated and the grains have separated, turned lightly brown and smell nutty.

Recipe

The Goods:

  • 1 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 organic apple, thinly sliced (I used organic Gala)
  • 1-2 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • cinnamon
  • slivered almonds
  • milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

 

The Magic:

STEP 1:Rinse millet under cold water in a fine mesh strainer. Then place damp seeds in a sauté pan.

STEP 2:Cook over medium heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the water has evaporated and the grains have separated.

Mindful Morsel

Savoring the Good: Did you know that brain generally reacts more to a negative stimulus than to positive ones? This is due to a built-in negativity bias of the brain. Today look for good facts, and turn them into good experiences. Good facts include positive events – like absorbing the energies of nature through the foods we eat, getting a compliment or connecting with a friend.  It's not about viewing the world through rose-colored glasses, but simply recognizing something that is actual and true.

-Adapted from Rick Hansen's - Just One Thing

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