Millet health mix is a wholesome breakfast solution for people who leave their home very early in the morning and yet they can get goodness of wholefood by preparing quick porridge. Once the powder is ready, it is super easy and quick to prepare and consume. One can even prepare this drink and carry it in their bag and have it at their convenience as well.
Health benefits of millets and sprouts are numerous. They are filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It really boosts immune system and overall health of human body.
I prepare this porridge specially for my husband, who started following Naturopathic diet after staying and enjoying this simple diet in a Naturopathic centre. Gradually my niece who leaves home by 6:45 AM from home, started carrying this drink as her mid-morning “meal”. It is very tasty, and at the same time, healthy, filling and nutritious too.
At first, we will prepare the powder and the procedure goes like this-
Ingredients to sprouts and Roast:
Whole wheat – 500 grams
Finger millet / Ragi – 500 grams
Pearl millet/ Bajra – 100 to 150 grams
Green gram / whole moong – 250 grams
Black Chana – 250 grams
Ingredients Only to roast:
Fox tail millet – 50 grams
Sorghum / Jowar – 50 grams
Organic Red rice – 50 – 100 grams
Sago – 100 grams
Roasted Chana – 50 to 100 grams
Almonds – 100 grams
Flax seed – 25 grams
Cardamom – 10 (whole)
-First wash all the ingredients under “Ingredients to sprouts” one by one.
-Soak all these for 6 to 8 hours or Overnight.
-Drain and keep it covered to germinate.
-Next day morning, spread these on a clean cloth separately, and dry under partial or direct sunlight.
-It takes 2 to 3 days to perfectly dry.
-Now you can start roasting all these dried items one by one, as well as ingredients under “Only to roast”.
-After roasting each ingredient, spread this on a newspaper or clean cloth and cool.
– Powder this mixture in a flour mill.
-Store this ready flour in an air tight container and use as needed.
How to make the porridge:
I make it in two ways. One is plain and another one is with oats.
For the plain one:
Take 4 spoons of porridge powder, add 450 ml of water, or as much as you want, according to the required consistency, and boil until it is cooked properly.
At that time, mixture will become glossy.
My husband likes this porridge with a little rock salt and a tinge of sweet (usually I add sugar free Natura)
You can either add plain sugar or Jaggery or brown unrefined sugar as well.
Take 2 spoons of porridge powder, 2 spoons of Oats and proceed with the above procedure.