Amaranth porridge with a natural energy booster

The last couple of weeks I tried to mix up my breakfast a little bit and include some new foods. Today I tried something similar to porridge but instead of oats I used amaranth. This grain has been used by the Aztecs and is very common in Mexico. Similar to other grains it can't be eaten raw but needs to be cooked in water or you can pop it in a frying pan (I will definitely try this one day - so stay tuned for the update on this). Amaranth has amazing nutritional values and could for sure fall under the category superfood. It is very high in protein and free of gluten. Additionally its fiber content helps your digestion and balances your blood sugar level. So perfect for the start of your day!

But not only amaranth makes this breakfast the ideal wake up meal. Refined with the energy boosting Maca powder you will feel prepared for the day ahead. 

INGREDIENTS (1 Person)

  • 100g Raw amaranth
  • 250ml Almond milk
  • 250ml Water
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp maca powder
  • Handful mixed berries
  • Optional: Rice syrup 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix amaranth, almond milk and water in a pan and bring to boil
  2. Let cook for about 10 minutes or until liquid is fully absorbed (if amaranth is still to hard, add some more water)
  3. Let cool down a bit and then add cinnamon, maca powder and top with berries. If not sweet enough, add some rice syrup

Protein Kaiserschmarrn

As an Austrian my mother used to make Kaiserschmarrn with lots of sugar and topped with even more jam and cream. So I thought why not try to get a protein packed, sugar free version of this traditional Austrian dish. I found a great recipe on justget.fit  It's still rather high in calories, so I'd recommend to have it for breakfast instead of dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 20g protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil
  • blueberries and greek yogurt

INSTRUCTION

  1. Blend banana, eggs, protein powder and baking soda
  2. Heat coconut oil and pour batter into pan
  3. Let it slowly set, then make small flakes with a wooden spoon
  4. Top with blueberries and greek yogurt

If you prefer to have pancakes - just add the batter in small portions and fry until you get some small bubbles in the middle.