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by Saskia Gregson-Williams

A great way to start the day, this muesli is perfect for active bods since amaranth is packed with protein. In the past the Aztecs referred to this nutrient-rich grain as the food of immortality, and its also known for its ability to reduce cholesterol. As well as a host of other health benefits it’s full of b-Vitamins, iron and calcium. This muesli is also teamed with brazil nuts, mixed seeds, pomegranate and raspberries to add to it’s antioxidant value. Amaranth must be cooked in order to make it edible and it is completely free of gluten.

Ingredients

1/3 cup amaranth
1/2 cup mixed oats
5 halved brazil nuts
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp flame raisins
2 tbsp fresh pomegranates
2 tbsp fresh raspberries

Method
Heat a pan on medium-high temperature. Pour the amaranth seeds into the hot pan and cover with the lid. Shake the pan with one hand while holding the lid down with the other. Continue to shake the pan for 1 to 2 minutes while the amaranth seeds cook and puff (you should hear them pop). Remove the pan from the heat when you see all of the seeds have puffed. Mix with all the other ingredients, top with berries and serve with oat, almond or rice milk.

About Saskia
As an aspiring professional ballet dancer, I train up to six hours a day. Ballet is demanding not only on your strength of character but your body and this is where my passion for cooking and creating deliciously healthy recipes comes into play.  They say you are what you eat .I’m no cashew nut so im a little doubtful on that one but I do believe you feel as good as the food you eat. Nutrition plays a key part in injury prevention, muscle soreness and overall body performance. It fuels and heals. I’ve always been passionate about making meals that are not only supremely nourishing but tastes (and for the most part) looks delicious too – the very definition of hip and healthy.
Follow: @sassyballerina

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