Off The Mat, Onto Your Plate: Not a Boring Millet Recipe

When I say millet, y’all say…yuk.  By nature millet is not the most exciting grain, it sounds like something your grandmother would force you to eat.  I use it here and there along with other grains in salads, but never really cooked it on it’s own.  My good friend Sarah from Saskatoon knows a thing or two about healthy cooking, and recently served me up some of this spirulina millet dish.  It was surprisingly rich, savoury, and satisfying, not to mention it’s a synch to prepare.  Try this recipe, I promise it will change your mind about boring old millet!

Spirulina Infused Millet
Difficulty: 1/5

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup millet
  • 4 tbs spirulina powder (available at most health food stores)
  • 5 tbs flax oil or olive oil
  • 2-3 tbs of soy sauce (I used Bragg’s liquid aminos)

Directions:

Step 1:  Boil two cups of water in medium sized sauce pan.  When boiled add cup of millet, stir quickly so millet is covered completely by water, and take off the heat immediately.  Let stand for 5-10 mins covered with lid on.

Step 2:  Once millet is cooked add all other ingredients and stir well.  All millet should be covered by spirulina so it has a nice dark green hue.  Enjoy!

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Grains like millet are great post-workout to keep blood sugar levels up, and to recover faster.  What’s your favourite way to eat millet?

 

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