Raspberry millet dream – delicious millet porridge recipe
This raspberry-millet-dream does not only look great, but it also provides plenty of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein, as well. Thus, let me share with you this millet porridge recipe, as it is a suitable combination for the perfect start to the day.
If it has to go fast the next morning, you can, of course, also prepare the millet porridge the night before. A filling and delicious breakfast to go, what more could you ask for?
Approx. 30 minutes
Millet porridge with raspberries – Ingredients:
500 ml low-fat milk (you can use almond or soy milk instead if you prefer)
100 ml of water
pinch of salt
Sweetener of choice (e.g., erythritol, xylitol, coconut sugar, etc…)
250g Greek low-fat yogurt or low -fat cottage cheese
200g frozen raspberries
Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, bananas, etc.), nuts or flaxseed for garnish
1.) Rinse the millet thoroughly and possibly soak before. Then drain.
2.) Afterward, put the millet in a pot and bring to a boil with milk, salt and the sweetener.
3.) Boil it for approximately 5 minutes. Then turn the heat to low and let it simmer for a good 15 minutes. Stir from time to time. If the millet is still too vigorous, gradually add a little water and continue to simmer until it reaches desired tenderness.
4.) Allow the millet to cool a little.
5.) In the meantime, heat the raspberries briefly and sweeten them if necessary.
6.) Mix the cooled-down millet with the cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, possibly season some more with a little sweetener.
7.) Add one layer of raspberries and one layer of millet cottage cheese mixture one at a time. Make sure to finish off the top with the millet cottage cheese blend.
8.) Finally, you can garnish the dessert with fresh fruits and nuts.
Tips and useful information
Millet is one of the oldest cereals and is strictly speaking a so-called pseudo-cereal. It has been used in the kitchen thousands of years ago and you can purchase it as whole grains or as flour, meal, semolina or flakes in the supermarket. In the varieties, there is a distinction between yellow and brown millet.
The yellow millet or golden millet is the more common variant among the grain. They grow the foxtail millet mainly in countries, such as Western Europe, Rusia, China and India.
However, we grow all millet varieties here in the United States, as well. We principally derive millet from the states of Nebraska, Colorado and the Dakotas. So it’s a regional superfood that does not have to be flown in thousands of miles compared to the hyped Chia seeds.
It can, therefore, be called a superfood because it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains a lot of iron, silicon, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and fluorine. In addition, it contains an average of 10g of protein per 100g.
Due to the fact that it is pseudo-cereal and, thus, gluten-free, millet is ideal for people with gluten intolerance. However, one should pay attention here to possible cross-contamination with gluten.
When preparing millet, it should be noted that the cooking time may vary depending on the size of the grains. If you do not have time to swell the millet for so long, then you should advisably soak it in water for a few hours before the actual preparation time.
This also limits the phytates contained. These are substances that can complicate the absorption of certain minerals and nutrients.
If you are in a really big hurry, then I suggest you use millet flakes, instead of grains These, like oatmeal, can also be processed into a tasty porridge in a short amount of time.
Millet can be used in a variety of ways, whether for sweet or spicy meals. Starting your breakfast with a sweet millet porridge with fruit to a healthy lunch or dinner with millet as a side dish. Whether it’s a millet pan dish with vegetables, a millet casserole or a millet burger, there’s no limit to your imagination.
I’m going to throw in another healthy and delicious millet recipe, which is a hit at my home. Feel free to try it and enjoy.
Millet and Vegetable Stir Fry
(with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese)
Ingredients for 2 portions
400 ml vegetable stock
10 cherry tomatoes
1 yellow pepper (about 200 g)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cooked beet sliced in wedges
150-gram feta cheese
1- Rinse the millet in a colander with hot water until the leaving water remains clear, then drain well.
2- Boil the millet in a pot with 300 ml of vegetable stock and simmer for a few minutes, simmer for 25 minutes, then let it swell for 10 minutes.
3- Meanwhile, clean the zucchini, wash and rub dry. Cut in half and cut into thin slices.
4- Wash tomatoes and halve. Quarter the pepper, core, wash and cut into short strips.
5- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet, add paprika and zucchini and simmer for 2-3 minutes stirring over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Add remaining vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
6- Millet (complete with liquid, if still available) and tomatoes to vegetables and mix. Season with salt and pepper.
7- Crumble sheep’s cheese with a fork and spread on the millet and vegetable pan, decorate with beet wedges (slices) and sprinkle with parsley.
This recipe is healthy because …
The fine millet granules carry an abundant amount of silica. This builds the acid mantle of the skin and promotes good growth of hair and nails. The colorful vegetables make a big ration of vitamin C: It covers the same daily requirements.
So make the recipe even more beneficial:
The vegetarian millet dish is made quickly and, thus, ideal to take out. Vary your dish with other vegetables such as eggplant or bok choy. This pan dish also goes well with an egg, especially a poached egg makes it a delight.
As you have seen, this pseudo-cereal is a hit in terms of taste and nutrition. Hopefully, I could encourage and help you out with these tips. It would be beneficial for you to incorporate ore millet into your diet.
A usually, I trust that my millet porridge recipe can help you or a loved one in hectic and stressful times. Remember that, especially when we are always on the run, a wholesome diet is extra important, so we stay healthy and don’t start to lack vital nutrients.
Stress has a tendency to drain our vitamin and mineral levels faster, and delicious, but quick, meals like the ones I shared above can make all the difference during such times.
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