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Hot Amaranth Cereal

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

“Silence is the language of god, 

all else is poor translation.” 

– Rumi

Amaranth is a great breakfast to bring warmth and energy to a cool morning. Sweet and rich in protein, it is ideal for vata and kapha.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup dry amaranth (ideally, soaked overnight)

  • 2½ cup water

  • 1/8-1/4 cup raisins

  • Optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon and/or cardamon

  • Optional: 1 teaspoon almond oil extract

  • Optional: shredded coconut (balancing for pitta dosha, making this a neutral dish)

Bring water to a boil in small, heavy pot; stir in amaranth and raisins. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until cereal is soft and thick, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Source: Amadea Morningstar’s book “The Ayurvedic Cookbook”

About the Author

Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern

spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.

Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at


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