Cranberry Amaranth Smoothie is a replenishing beverage packed with deliciousness and health. The beautiful pink color of this smoothie is attractive even to kids. The combination of cranberries and healthful ancient grains make it super nutritious and desirable.
Hence, I recommend it for all age groups. It is desirable as a healthy meal or as an after workout drink.
You may enjoy Cranberry Amaranth Smoothie in a glass if you plan to consume it immediately after blending.
However, if you want wholesome breakfast then let it sit for a few minutes. s a result the smoothie will thicken. Thereafter top your smoothie bowl with your choice of fruits and nuts and devour.
It is mildly sweetened with dates. It also has a distinct flavor of cranberries. The chewy amaranth provides you with the satisfaction of chewing meal. Therefore, it’s is perfect to satisfy and provide energy in the morning hours.
Moreover smoothies are perfect for hydrating at any time of the day. I always prefer smoothies after my heavy workout. This way I not only hydrate my body but provide it with the much required nutrition.
I always try to include seasonal fruits and vegetables in my smoothies. This time, I included a healthy grain to make it a complete breakfast.
Amaranth is a gluten free gain and is a complete protein. In fact it has more protein than quinoa and is one the healthiest grain ever. It is simple to cook as well.
I blended cooked amaranth in this smoothie to give it a thick creamy texture. The most important benefit of Amaranth is that it helps in controlling hair fall. It is also a good source of calcium.
Amaranth is easily available in any grocery store in the health aisle section. It is the tiniest grain with immense health benefits.
Cranberry Amaranth Smoothie is my go to meal for this season. Fresh cranberries in nature are extremely sour and tangy. Therefore, it is difficult to consume these berries directly. I am happy that I found a great way to include this antioxidant loaded cranberries into my diet without compromising on taste.
My other cranberry recipes are:
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Cranberry Amaranth Smoothie
- 1/2 cup dry amaranth
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 7 whole pitted dates
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp slivered almonds ( for garnishing)
- In a saucepan combine water and amaranth. Then cook it on a medium flame until all water is absorbed and amaranth is chewy in texture. Once it is cooked turn off the flame and let it cool.
- In your blender combine cranberries, cooked amaranth, dates and unsweetened almond milk. Thereafter, blend it smooth.
- Afterwards, pour the smoothie in your choice of glasses and garnish them with slivered almond.
- Enjoy this smoothie immediately.