If this doesn’t satisfy your chocolate cravings, I don’t know what will!! The combination of rich cacao, sweet raspberries and coconut butter make for an unbelievable breakfast. All while being incredibly healthy!! Raw cacao is filled with antioxidants to benefit your cardiovascular system and protect against cancer. Coconut butter is rich in lauric acid, which has been shown to boost immunity and destroy bacteria an other harmful substances, the healthy fats boost metabolism, and is also packed with amino acids, calcium and magnesium!! I love coconut!
You will need:
4 tbsp dry amaranth (to be popped)
1 cup water
1/3 cup egg whites
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (more or less depending on how chocolatey you want it)
1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
To pop your amaranth, heat a large sauce pan that has a clear lid over high heat so the bottom becomes extremely hot. You’ll know the pan is hot enough when a few drops of water dance around the bottom.
Using one tablespoon at a time, pour your amaranth into the pan and immediately cover with the lid. Shake the amaranth around the pan, and it will begin to pop. It’s important that you pour the amaranth into a bowl as soon as it finishes popping, because it will start to burn if you leave it in the pan. Repeat with 3 more tablespoons of the amaranth.
Cut your banana in half and mash one half completely into a puree. Place the water in a small sauce pan and turn on the heat to medium high. Once the water is warm but not boiling, pour in the popped amaranth. Stir with a fork until all the grains soak up water. Next, add your chia seeds. They will soak up some of the water while it cooks. Add your mashed banana and stir again. Add your cacao powder now and stir to combine. Add your egg whites and turn down the heat to medium low. Stir the porridge continuously to incorporate the egg whites, which helps make it super creamy and fluffy. Once the porridge has thickened, stir in your vanilla extract and raspberries until the porridge has reached your desired consistency.
Transfer to a bowl and top with the rest of your banana, raspberries and coconut butter (or whatever you want!!)