Millet, the new quinoa

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Millet is gaining recognition as the new super seed, could it be the new Quinoa?

Millet is a nutrient dense seed, packed with magnesium and manganese for healthy bones, zinc to promote new cell growth and protein for growth and regeneration of all body tissues.


Millet is a staple for anyone on or trying the Alkaline Diet, as it wont create an acidic environment within your systems.  Millet is easily digested and should not cause any bloating or discomfort (like other seeds).


Enjoy this amazing Millet salad that the perfect pre- or post-workout meal.


Edamame, Pea and Millet Salad

Serves 2


2 red capsicums

1 tbsp. sunflower oil

90g millet

150g frozen edamame

60g frozen peas

170g green beans

10g parsley leaves, chopped

10g dill chopped

juice ½ lemon

1 tsp brown rice vinegar

1 tbs. olive oil

1 tsp. sesame seeds


1/ Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius.  Deseed the capsicums and cut into quarters.  Put on a baking tray with the sunflower oil and a pinch of salt.  Bake for 25 minutes or until soft. Set aside.


2/ Meanwhile, boil the millet in ample water for 20 minutes.  Drain rinse and transfer to a bowl.


3/ Meanwhile, bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Drop in the edamame and peas for 1 minute. Sieve out and transfer to a bowl.  Bring water to the boil again then srop in the beans for 2-3 minutes.  Drain, rinse with cold water and transfer to another bowl.


4/ Put half the peas and edamame, half the parsley, half the fill, lemon juice, pinch of salt, vinegar and olive oil in a blender.  Blend until chunky.


5/Mix in the remaining peas, edamame and herbs.


6/ Assemble the salad by stirring the millet through the pea and edamame mixture.  Add the capsicums and beans.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve. 

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