• Alison Cara Bladh ACB Nutrition

Have you ever tried Amaranth for Breakfast? Amaranth Breakfast Bowl.

Have you ever tried amaranth for breakfast? Great way to start the day as it's balancing and satisfying.

Amaranth is considered an ancient grain (although technically it’s a seed), cultivated for over 8000 years in Central and South America. Amaranth seeds come from a leafy plant (which is also edible), and are the size of poppy seeds.

Amaranth is one of the most nutritious “grains,” containing more fibre and protein than most other grains, and is also high in calcium, magnesium and iron. One cup of cooked amaranth has 5 grams of dietary fibre and 9 grams of protein.

Amaranth Breakfast Bowl


  • 1 cup amaranth seeds

  • 4 cups water

For Serving

  • Fresh berries of your choice

  • Ground cinnamon

  • Coconut milk

  • Nuts and seeds of your choice


  1. Combine amaranth seeds and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, until creamy, about 20-25 minutes. Be sure to stir constantly the last five minutes of cooking (porridge will sputter). If porridge seems thick, add more water.

  2. Stir in fruit, nuts, cinnamon and coconut milk before serving. Enjoy!

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