BY Ceres Organics
Ready in 20 minutes | Serves 2
Amaranth is a gluten-free, nutrient dense grain with an almost nutty taste that works well in breakfast recipes, especially porridge. Amaranth is high in calcium, iron and is a great source of plant protein. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, amaranth is a whole food pantry ‘must have’.
This breakfast recipe is sweetened by dates, which make an awesome sugar alternative. The World Health Organisation suggests capping your sugar intake at 50 grams per day, or 25 grams if you want to be really healthy. The sugar which the WHO is talking about here are the ‘free sugars’ – these are sugars that are added to foods. It does not include sugars in fruit, for example, which is why dates are a good substitute for free sugars. Dates provide natural and un-refined sugar that taste a lot like caramel, besides being full of fibre.
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan – so pretty much anyone could eat it, plus it is super easy to make. If you’ve got a gym session later on or a full-on day of work or study, this is the ultimate fuel!
Cook amaranth according to packet directions.
In a separate pot, combine all remaining ingredients, except the coconut chips. Simmer over medium-low heat, until the peaches are cooked.
Stir peaches through amaranth and serve.
Sprinkle with toasted coconut chips and add extra coconut milk, if desired.