Blueberry Cashew Creamed Millet

So the blueberries have official graced us with their presence and I am beyond excited about it (as I am every year). Whilst the majority of these babies don’t even make it all the way back to the kitchen, the ones that do are never put to waste.
Now the blueberry really needs no talking up. It doesn’t need to be fancified - it’s majestic enough in it’s own right. A bowlful on their own, or sprinkled over breakfast, or thrown into a smoothie or a pancake mix or a muffin or a jam... you get it?
However, the little ayurvedic practitioner in me is always reminding me that fruit is best eating in isolation. But we have to live a little sometimes right? Therefore the next best solution is to stew up your fruit and combine it into a meal packed with supportive digestive spices. Simple.  I’m a sucker for an exciting porridge (have you noticed?) and this recipe is perfect for those slightly colder, maybe rainier, end of summer/autumn breakfasts. It is warming, soothing, comforting, but amazingly light weight.  I hope you enjoy!

(serves 2)

For the Porridge:
1 cup Millet Flakes
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 cups Cashew Milk  
1 cup Water
A splash of Maple Syrup (optional)

For the Blueberries:
1 1/2 cups Fresh Blueberries
1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
Splash of Water

To serve:
Nut butter of your choice (I used almond and coconut)
Cacao nibs
Coconut Flakes

- Begin by pour the blueberries into a pan with the syrup and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 2 mins. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Mix together the millet and spices in another pan. Stir in the cashew milk and simmer over a low heat for approx 5mins - add water to achieve your desired consistancy. If adding syrup, stir this in once the porridge has been removed from the heat.
- Assemble your porridge!

Health benefits:

- Blueberries are considered a super food and for good reason. They can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and mental health support. It is rich in vitamin C and has powerful antioxidising effects.
- Millet is much easier to digest than many other grains. It is also a gluten free option. Millet is rich in amino acids and is a great source of protein, fibre and manganese (a mineral that helps improve bone and nerve health). This grain contains magnesium, which helps to reduce cholesterol, and phosphorus, which helps the body to process carbohydrates.