Whenever I have a conversation about millet inevitably someone will say “I feed it to my birds.”

And, while it is in bird food millet isn’t just “for the birds”.  Millet is great in so many dishes any time of the day…it stablizes blood sugar levels, gives lasting energy and fills you up for hours without giving you the bloated feeling.  Need more convincing???

What’s Smart & Sexy About This Dish?

MilletMillet is a great source of fiber, which is a must for those of us who want to avoid type-2 diabetes and millet decreases triglycerides and C-reactive protein (if you don’t want to have a heart attack you want to reduce these).

Also, the serotonin in millet is calming to our moods….who needs wine?  Just eat some millet!

Walnuts-Those of us that are prone to blood sugar issues also have tendencies for cardiovascular problems.  Walnuts help to reduce LDL cholesterol and give a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat and fiber.

Cinnamon-This well known spice is great for lowering and keeping blood sugar levels stable.

This is a great breakfast to make ahead of time and have ready to go in the morning.

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[serves 4-6]

2 1/2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 cup millet (uncooked)
6 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut, toasted (plus a little extra for garnish)
2/3 cup unsweetened Almond milk
1 medium apple, diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 chopped walnuts
3 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rinse Millet.

Bring water and salt to a boil.

Pour in millet. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes (until water is evaporated). Let stand for 5 minutes.

Toast coconut. Set aside to cool.

Fluff millet with a fork and let sit to cool. Gently mix in toasted coconut, almond milk, apple, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds & cinnamon.  Enjoy!