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How to Eat Millet for Breakfast

author image Raginee Edwards
Raginee Edwards is a health educator, writing health-related articles, giving seminars and conducting consultations since 2006. She also taught group exercise classes and ran a fitness center. Edwards holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a master's degree in health education from Baylor University.
How to Eat Millet for Breakfast
Millet can be prepared as part of a tasty and healthy breakfast. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images

Millet is grain-like in texture, but is actually considered a seed. It can be traced back to biblical times, and according to website Body Ecology, it has been a prized crop for centuries in China, Greece, India and Africa. Body Ecology goes on to describe the many benefits of millet, such as acting as a prebiotic to help nourish your intestinal flora, providing serotonin to help calm and soothe you and keeping you regular by hydrating your colon, as it's easy to digest.

Step 1

Rinse the millet seeds and remove any stones or hulls. Many bulk grains and seeds can contain little stones that you want to be sure to sift out.

Step 2

Allow the seed to soak in filtered water for 8 to 24 hours. This will make the millet easier for the body to digest by jump starting the enzyme process.

Step 3

Drain the millet and boil it in water. Use 2 to 2.5 cups of water for every cup of soaked millet. Your millet is ready when it changes from dark yellow to more of a pale yellow color. This can take 15 or more minutes, depending on how much you're cooking.

Step 4

Add salt, a little garlic and onion powder to taste and butter or margarine. This will make it taste more like a savory breakfast cereal, similar to Southern-style grits.

Step 5

Add sugar or other sweetener, milk and cut-up fruit. This way of cooking it is like creamy oatmeal with added fruit.

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