It all started with my turmeric smoothie, then there was the turmeric face mask, then there was everything under the sun that I’ve been including turmeric in. By now I can say I’m pretty inlove with turmeric and so should you. Although the turmeric stains are pretty harsh, the taste is actually quite neutral. I add it to warm savory dishes, but also to my smoothies and juices. So the other day I thought, why not in my porridge?
This turmeric wild peach porridge with millet is deliciously sweet and I promise you will not taste any turmeric even though I added double the amount then in this recipe just because of the lovely color.
The queen spice: turmeric
Turmeric is one of the most powerful inflammation fighting spices. You can read more about turmeric here. Not only will turmeric create a beautiful creamy texture, but it’s also a stunning color as you can see! If this bowl is not entirely your cup of tea uuhh.…porridge. I can give you some alternatives. You can use of course oatmeal, quinoa or buckwheat instead of millet. You can also add a spoon of almond butter and a pinch of cinnamon.
I soaked the millet overnight in water with raw apple cider vinegar and cooked it the next day with a minimum amount of water (just enough to make it fluffy) so I could add my favorite milk, almond milk.
Like I said, you can’t actually taste the turmeric, so go ahead and add as much as you can ”handle” for the amazing protective curcumin (full with health-promoting benefits). Add whatever (dried) fruits you want, and you’ve got an amazing bowl of health promoting porridge. Don’t forget the wild peaches though. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love wild peaches. When they’re ripe enough, they’re the absolute sweetest fruit ever! They’re sweet as candy and will make this porridge irresistible!
Millet is an amazing grain. It’s gluten-free, contains fiber, rich in minerals and easy to digest. Absolute one of the best choices besides quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat (my fav).
- a cup millet (soaked overnight in water)
- two cups of filtered water
- a big dash of almond milk
- 1 ripe wild peach, diced
- a small handful of black mulberries
- a small handful of goji berries soaked in water (soaking is optional)
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- Rinse millet well in running water
- Add millet and water to a pot and bring to a boil
- Reduce the heat and let simmer until the millet is fluffy
- Add a splash of almond milk just to get the consistency you like
- Add a dash (or more) of turmeric powder
- Mix all together until bright and yellow
- Top with the sliced wild peach, black mulberries and goji berries
- Enjoy !
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