A new kind of breakfast

It’s interesting how I went from not eating breakfast at all to it being my favorite meal of the day.

And we all know that a great breakfast is the perfect start to having a great day!

So today I decided to try something new – millet.  Doesn’t sound interesting at all, but lately I have read quite a lot about it, so I thought I’d give it a go.

Why millet?  Well, firstly it is gluten-free, non-allergenic and digests easily.  It contains magnesium, fiber and lots of protein, all of which aide in keeping a healthy heart and digestive system.  There are a host of other health benefits.  If you’re interested, check it out here.

So, after perusing the net for various breakfast millet recipes, I settled on the following combination:

  • 1/2 cup dry millet
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored oat milk (or any other kind of milk of your choice)
  • goji berries
  • 1 tsp honey
  • cinnamon
  1. Pour millet into a small saucepan and, over low heat, toast until slightly darker.  This gives it a nutty flavor.
  2. Add water and, over medium heat, stir occasionally until it puffs up and reaches a thicker consistency.
  3. Next add the milk, goji berries, honey and cinnamon, stirring until it reaches a creamy consistency – similar to oatmeal.
  4. Transfer to bowl and enjoy!!

This produced quite a large portion.  But, since millet is very light, it is not heavy at all.

The end result was quite tasty, but next time I would rather cook the millet only in the milk, instead of milk and water.  This way I can imagine that it will have a fuller taste to it.

And of course a variety of food can be added – fresh berries, nuts, or anything else that comes to mind!  I am definitely looking forward to experimenting some more with millet!!


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