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High-Protein Creamy Amaranth Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]

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Amaranth is something you must simply try. Besides its nutty flavor, amaranth is one of the best sources of plant-based protein. It's an excellent gluten-free option, and has a lot of nutritional value. Try making it for breakfast, porridge is an excellent choice! This is a great breakfast to make early in the week and store it for a quick and easy meal.

High-Protein Creamy Amaranth Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]





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  • 1 cup of amaranth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vegetable milk of your choice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar or rice syrup (optional)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • To garnish, use nuts, dried fruit, coconut, cinnamon powder, and whatever else you may like (optional)


  1. Soak amaranth for at least 4 hours with twice the water.
  2. Pass it through a fine mesh strainer and rinse it under running water.
  3. Bring to the fire a pot with water, vegetable drink, cinnamon stick and amaranth.
  4. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to the minimum and cover with the lid. Let it cook for about 25 minutes until the amaranth is cooked.
  5. Season with a little salt and if you want add 2 tablespoons of rice syrup or whatever you prefer.
  6. Put in the bowl and if necessary you can add a little more milk. Garnish with seeds, nuts, coconut, cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 373 | Carbs: 64 g | Fat: 9 g | Protein: 14 g | Sodium: 90 mg | Sugar: 2 g

Optional ingredients not included in nutrition information.





Healthy, mostly gluten-free, and vegan-friendly recipes. Sara is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapist and an healthy food enthusiast.She is the author of the blog Nem acredito que é saudável! and also the author of the healthy dessert cookbook with the same name. In her blog and book she shares healthy, mostly gluten-free and vegan-friendly recipes. She believes that to eat healthy, clean food doesn't have to be something boring and monotonous, we just need a bit of imagination and choose the right ingredients.



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4 comments on “High-Protein Creamy Amaranth Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]”

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2 Months Ago

Can you pls give the macros details

Hayley Restivo
08 Feb 2018

Hi Aparna! We just updated the recipe so it has all of the nutrition information. Hope this helps!

2 Months Ago

I would really like to have the Nutritional Facts for the HIGH-PROTEIN CREAMY AMARANTH PORRIDGE [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NO REFINED SUGAR] recipe. Thank you!

Hayley Restivo
08 Feb 2018

Hi there Kathy! We just updated the recipe so it has all of the nutrition information. Hope this helps!

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