Five Easy Ways to Add the Benefits of Amaranth into your Diet
Author: Michelle Scott Date Posted:18 February 2021
Puffed Amaranth and your Health and Happiness
If you are feeling a bit sluggish and looking to add some energy and healthy into your busy schedule, breakfast is always a great way to kick start the day.
Amaranth is an ancient grain superfood that provides your body with protein, fibre, micronutrients and antioxidants. One cup of uncooked amaranth has 31 percent of the recommended daily allowance for calcium, 14 percent for vitamin C, and a whopping 82 percent for iron! Its naturally gluten-free and Fodmap friendly.
How Do You Use Puffed Amaranth?
- Organic Puffed Amaranth is perfect as a standalone breakfast cereal. Add nuts and dried fruit for an extra boost. We recommend activated almonds and organic cranberries. You may prefer to choose from the wide range of dried fruit and nuts that are available in your health food shop or supermarket. Serve with coconut yoghurt and fresh fruit for a healthy and yummy start to your day.
- Add it to your muesli. Whether you prefer raw or roasted muesli, adding a tablespoon of puffed amaranth guarantees you are getting an extra lift. The tiny, puffed grains have a delicious nutty flavour that blends well with all types of muesli and you know you are getting a great kick start to your morning.
- Make a simple deliciously healthy granola that you can have as a leisurely breakfast with your coffee or grab a handful to snack on as you are rushing out the door. Granola is simple and quick to make. Just mix everything together in a bowl, spread on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins. Try this vegan Puffed Amaranth Granola.
- Make a batch of homemade, sugar free, muesli bars for a satisfying breakfast on the run. You can whip up this no-bake recipe in 15 mins. Spread the mix in a container and refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares in the morning and hey presto, breakfast or snack bars for the next few days.
- Make a healthy sweet treat to share or to nibble on when you have a sugar craving or wanting a little bit of comfort food in the evening. We all want a chocolate treat now and then but if you are like me you worry about what goes into the ones that you are buying in the supermarkets. Making your own is a sure fired way to keep your treats healthy but satisfying. Try these Puffed Amaranth Chocolate Bars.
In our busy lives it is easy to overlook the things that keep us energised, fit and healthy. The more we look after our bodies the more able we are to cope with and enjoy life. Eating good food and doing regular exercise are our best pathways to this. If we put as much effort into eating well as we put into our jobs and social lives we reap the benefits.