Tuesday, 16 April 2013


This is my new favourite protein source.

Amaranth is an extremely tiny, yet extremely nutritious seed, that cooks like a grain. It is higher in protein than quinoa at 16g per 100g, full of calcium and magnesium, and is also gluten-free. The interesting nutty flavour makes it ideal in salads, baking and as a sweet dish. 

100g Amaranth
few tbs of soy milk/almond milk
chopped banana or dates for flavour
goji berries or chopped pecans
pinch salt and cinnamon 
raw honey or date syrup for those real sweet tooths!

Add amaranth to boiling water and simmer for 25-30mins until water is either soaked up or the texture is firm but glue like. Do not simmer any longer as the seed will turn to mush. This can be prepared the night before and popped into the fridge if short for time in the morning. 

Add approx 100g to a bowl with the milk, (coconut water works just as well) sprinkle a choice of berries, nuts or dried fruits, then heat in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds or on a hob in a saucepan until hot. Served with chopped banana or honey/syrup to taste.

I hope you enjoy


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Please add your comments on nutrition for running here. I would like to hear about your favourite blends too! Luke