Amaranth was the wonder food of the Aztecs. A gluten-free, psuedo-grain, amaranth provides stunning levels of protein, calcium, fiber and iron.
By Emily Segal
Actually a small seed, amaranth cooks up much like quinoa or millet, but has a stickier texture, perfect for forming patties. In this vegan recipe, amaranth joins a host of vegetables to form a tender patty that is as healthy as it is delicious.
The Aztecs fed amaranth to their warriors and runners in order to provide them the large amounts of energy, strength, and endurance they required. I think amaranth might be the perfect food to fuel our modern, on-the-go lifestyles as well!Print
Emily Segal is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the owner of Triumph Wellness, an international nutrition counseling practice. Emily's approach to wellness involves creative home-cooking, a peaceful relationship with food, and a juicy joie de vivre.