Do you know amaranth? It is a pseudocereal such as quinoa, because although it is a cereal, has a particular composition, very similar to a vegetable. It is an ingredient of great nutritional value and with many benefits to offer for it, we leave you five recipes to add it to the diet.

Simple recipes with amaranth

So that we can incorporate this new ingredient to the diet without major complications and enjoy its high protein content and its richness in good fats, we propose to try some of the following preparations:

  • Banana with amaranth and walnuts: This recipe is ideal for a healthy dessert, full of potassium, magnesium, fiber, good fats and vegetable proteins. Also, able to be processed in a few minutes.
  • Chocolate smoothie, banana and amaranth: For a good and easy post-workout meal or a breakfast that is solved by simply turning on the mixer, we can make this milkshake of antioxidants, calcium, potassium and quality proteins that satiate and nourish at the same time.
  • Hot cakes or amaranth and oatmeal pancakes: If you are looking for ideas to vary your breakfasts here you have a very nutritious alternative, since these pancakes are easily prepared and offer quality protein, fiber, good fats, calcium, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.
  • Lentil and amaranth burgers: A vegan alternative to the classic meat burgers that by the combination of legume and cereal offer complete proteins in addition to fiber, minerals and various vitamins.
  • Oatmeal, amaranth, almond and chia bars: To obtain a healthy snack, very easy to make and totally vegan, we can use this recipe very tasty, rich in fiber and good fats, as well as in various vegetable proteins and micronutrients.

Here are some simple ideas to add amaranth to the diet and enjoy all the benefits that this food has to offer.

Remember that amaranth can be used as rice, cooking in water to make different preparations, or we can make amaranth popcorn by placing the seed as such in a frying pan.

Another option is to use uncooked amaranth grain as if it were one more seed to provide crisp texture to yogurt, a salad, a bread dough or other preparation.