Tuesday, February 8, 2011

80--- Cococabana Breakfast Millet

Yes, millet is in bird seed. But you can eat it TOO! It has a nutty flavor and the consistency of porridge.

Millet is highly nutritious, non-glutinous and is easy to digest. It is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains available. Millet is also a high source of niacin and magnesium, which are important for heart health.

Just add dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut and banana, and you have yourself a breakfast meant for a tropical paradise! Your heart says "thank you". This breakfast will surely keep you going until lunch!

Cococabana Breakfast Millet
Serves 4

1 cup millet, soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes prior to cooking
4 cups water
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 cup sliced bananas
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Combine water and milk in a nonstick saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add millet. Cook for 20-30 minutes over medium low heat without stirring, until mixture takes on a porridge-like consistency.

Ladle millet into four serving bowls. Add 1/4 cup sliced bananas, 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, and 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips to each bowl. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info per 3/4 cup cereal with toppings: 358 calories, 9 g fat, 10 g protein, 50g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber

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