A dynamic of flavors and texture, this breakfast with millet and spiced beets will definitely make you want to eat millet for breakfast...
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Do you love it cooked, roasted, baked, or raw? Beetroot is one of those veggies that you can eat as dinner, snack, soup, salad, juice, pickles, in desserts, in bread, or for breakfast like in this millet recipe…
This millet breakfast will surprise you. It's sweet, full of flavors, and healthy with lots of nutrients. The aroma of spices and especially the cardamon will make you want to make this millet recipe often.
I love to chew on the cardamon seeds. They have got a fruity, refreshing aroma. To let the cardamon infuse well in this millet breakfast or in any of your recipes that call for it, make sure to smash the cardamon pod to release the small seeds.
This millet recipe calls for fresh shredded coconut. If you are a coconut lover, then you'll love this breakfast. However, you can use coconut flakes.
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Let's look at the health benefits of beet.
Adding beets to your diet can help you improve your health in various ways. It also comes with a couple of healthy nutrients.
- There're many reasons that can increase oxidative stress in your body. Your body knows how to balance between antioxidants and pro-oxidants molecules.
- Pro-oxidants normally cause oxidation which is known as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS). At low concentrations, RONS play essential roles at the cellular level.
- However, prolonged exposure to RONS can weaken the cell's antioxidant defense, thus causing an imbalance (Oxidative Stress), which can eventually lead to diseases.
That's when beetroot comes to your rescue…
- Beetroots are very high in antioxidants. Belatain is the pigment that gives beetroot its color. They have been shown to have high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Belatain has particularly been studied to prevent cells from oxidative injury.
- Some studies have shown that beetroot, especially juice, protects your DNA against oxidative damage.
- These antioxidants have made beetroots be considered in clinical diseases caused by Oxidative Stress and Chronic Inflammation, like liver disease, arthritis, cancer, and others…
- In a study, Osteoarthritis patients were given red beetroot extract for ten days, the patients reported pain reduction by the third day.
- The pro-inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), had impressively decreased.
- This is really awesome for someone who is dealing with inflammation and doesn't want to heal naturally.
Promote your heart's health:
- Beetroot can help you reduce blood pressure. This is because beetroots are a rich source of dietary Nitrates, which then convert into Nitric Oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide helps in the widening and relaxing of blood vessels. Therefore, promoting blood flow in your body.
Maintain your brain function:
- Our brain reduces its functions with age. One of the major reasons is the reduction of cerebral blood flow. This is in part due to less Nitric Oxide.
- This can result in a reduction of normal neuronal activity like cellular communication.
- However, beetroots are high in nitrates that have the potential ability to improve blood flow in the brain.
- Beetroots are excellent in helping the liver to detoxify. Belatin pigments have been shown to assist in the phase 2 body's detoxification process.
- Beetroot increase levels of some enzymes that are involved in detoxification.
There, now you have all the reasons to love beets. Even if there's much, I can't cover everything here.
How to cook spiced beetroot.
- Start by heating the spices in a dry saucepan for about 5 mins on moderate heat.
- Press on the cardamon pods to open them up. Use only the seeds
- Now bring in a spoonful of coconut oil, mix well and lower the heat. Let these release their aroma for about 3 mins.
- Add diced beetroots, stir well and cover for 3 more minutes.
- Cover the beets with some water, and let them simmer for about 15 minutes at moderate heat, depending on how you love the texture of your beets. Salt to your liking.
Spiced beets with millet recipe
- To assemble this beautifully sweet, delicious, and healthy millet breakfast with spiced beets is easy if you have got in your kitchen a round cookie cutter.
- You can make this millet recipe in the evening before and warm both the millet and spiced beet in the morning, but separately.
- Now here we go. On a plate, place the round cutter, add millet and press it well with the back of your spoon. Add your spiced beets and press on them gently.
- Finish with the coconut, now lift slowly the round cutter and sit down to enjoy this breakfast.
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I don't add sugar because beetroots are sugared in general. They make sugar, remember? But if you have a sweet tooth, add some syrup
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Always remember; you have the power to heal yourself. Githu.
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Millet breakfast with spiced beets
- Press on the cardamon pods to extract the seeds using a spoon. Use only the seeds.
- In a saucepan, add the spices except for the ginger powder.
- Cover them and let them dry heat for about 2 minutes in moderate heat. This will let them release their flavors.
- Add ginger powder, mix well and add your oil of choice
- Bring the beetroots, stir and cover to cook for 3 minutes
- Slightly cover the spiced beets with boiling water. Increase the heat to let the boiling start.
- Once the boiling has started, lower the heat to moderate, and let the beets simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Cut off the heat and let the beets cool. Remove the cinnamon and star anise.
- Now on a plate, using a rounded cookie cutter of medium size, put your warmed millet and press it using the back of a spoon.
- Add the spiced beets and finish with freshly shredded coconut.
- Add the cooking juice from the beets to add moisture.
- You can add some sweetener, but this is optional.
- You can prepare this recipe the night before if you are running out of time in the morning.
- Make extra beets and keep them in your fridge for up to 5 days.