This digestion-friendly Millet Porridge with Sweet Potatoes & Banana puree is perfect for healthy beginning of the day. It is full of variety of complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals & good fats to nourish the body with important dense nutrition. Easy to cook & heavenly for taste buds, millet porridge cools & relieves body acidity & and other digestive issues. It keeps the body light & active through the day due to its rich carbohydrate, fiber & energy component. Bananas, dates & figs add a lusciously creamy texture, while sweet potato further adds bulk & fiber to the porridge. Great for weight loss & heart health, the millet porridge is vegan & gluten-free recipe for active beginning of the day .
- 1/2 cup millets, rinsed and drained
- 2-3 cups water
- 250 gms almond puree or coconut milk
- 2 bananas
- A pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- Few pieces cashew nuts
- 2 pieces figs cut in slices
- 15-20 dates (as per the sweetening required)
- Few raisins
- 1 medium sweet potatoes - peeled and cubed in small pieces
- Few puffed lotus seeds (Makhana) (Optional)
- Seasonal Fruits (Strawberry, Mango, Apple) (Optional)
- Seeds (Sunflower, Melon) (Optional)
In a saucepan, add millets, water & a pinch sea salt and bring it to boil. Simmer & let it cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. Add more water, if required & boil until millets become soft to eat & thicken. Add almond puree/coconut milk (recipe below) & diced sweet potato & cook the porridge on a medium heat for 10 minutes. Then add figs & dates puree (as natural sweetener), banana (can be added as banana pieces or banana puree), cashew nuts, raisins & puffed lotus seeds & simmer for a few minutes until all blends well. Take porridge off heat, pour in the bowl & you can top it with seasonal fruits or seeds.
Preparing Dates & Figs Sweet Sauce:
Pre-soak figs & dates for 2-3 hours. Drain the water & puree in fresh water. Keep the consistency of sauce as required.
Preparing Almond Milk:
Pre-soak 1/2 cup almonds in water for 6-8 hours. Drain the water & puree almonds in fresh water until thin paste consistency is formed. Store it in the refrigerator.
Preparing Coconut Milk:
Shell out half coconut & cut in small pieces. Wash the pieces, add 1-2 cups of water & grind until coconut milk is extracted. Strain the milk & store in the refrigerator.
HEALTH & BEAUTY BENEFITS
This gluten-free alkalizing recipe is a complete mind-body meal. Millets are rich in serotonin that helps calm the mind & release feel-good hormones in the system. Rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, millets are great for bone health & help in repairing damaged body tissues & support cellular regeneration. Millets, figs & dates are an ample source of energy & fiber that supports weight-loss. It contains B vitamins that are a must for maintaining skin & hair health. Millets also contain iron that helps improve blood quality. Good fats in millets help lubricate the body thus lending a glowing, natural radiance to the complexion. Sweet potato is soothing & nourishing for the stomach & improves digestion. The recipe detoxifies the system & keeps the colon away from constipation. It is a complete meal to fulfill heath, nutrition & skin needs.