Power breakfast before a workout

I discovered amaranth grains when I was researching quinoa recipes. Amaranth is an ancient grain that looks similar to quinoa. I love amaranth before a morning workout. It doesn’t feel heavy and digests easily. Amaranth is packed full of protein, and is an excellent source of fiber, iron and other minerals.

Combine amaranth and water and simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes. Check often as you may need to add water while it simmers. It shouldn’t taste crunchy when sampled.

For 2 servings:

1 cup of amaranth

2 cups of water

¼ tsp salt (optional)


1 banana

Cocoa powder

Almond milk (or other non-diary or milk)

Serve cooked amaranth in a bowl, sprinkle with cocoa powder, sliced bananas and sprinkle more cocoa powder on top of the sliced bananas. Pour almond milk on top as desired. Enjoy!