Tender Tummy Breakfast for One: Amaranth Apple Porridge

>> Sunday, February 8

Last night was Satsang at the yoga studio. Niki and I both brought little food offerings for the shrine, and both were fantastic. How can you go wrong with dried bananas and date-nut balls? Well, I guess moderation is the key…One date-nut ball is probably enough! Still, it’s just so nice to sit around with everyone after and pass the offerings, trying each one…and in my case, trying each one again ☺ Today, I felt a little heavy from the dried fruit and nut bomb, so I whipped up a simple, satisfying breakfast to sooth my digestive discontent.

This is one of the best hot breakfasts I’ve had lately, so flavorful and calming, and very healthy with no added sugar or heavy fats.

Ginger and Apple Amaranth Porridge


  • 1/3 cup dry amaranth
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped apple (plus 2 slices for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp silken tofu
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup rice milk


Cook the amaranth in the water, covered, until almost completely done (10-15 minutes). If there is no water left, add a little more.

Add the chopped apples and ginger and cook until the amaranth forms its characteristic gooeyness, about 5 minutes. 

Lightly crumble in the tofu and stir over a medium flame for a few minutes until the mixture is almost thick enough to stick to the spoon when you hold it up.

Serve with the rice milk, cinnamon, and apple slices on top

Enjoy with a cup of spearmint tea for extra stomach relaxation.


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