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This finger millet porridge sweetened with Truvia Natural Sweetener is delicious and just what you need to start your day on a great note.
I can’t believe it is soon going to be a year since I had my baby girl, K! I’m still struggling with weight issues and just don’t find time for any fitness routine whatsoever. But I do realize I need to start getting serious about it before I get too lax & things get out of hand. Being a food blogger doesn’t really help either, if you know what I mean! 😀 And so it was my New Year’s resolution to eat smarter. As a result I’ve decided to make dietary changes along with light exercises, like something as basic as walking. After all, “You are what you eat”, right?
I believe in moderation over elimination. I’m still going to have my bread and rice, but it’s going to be in reasonable servings. Simple changes like reducing the butter or ghee in cooking and substituting it with a little amount of oil will greatly help. Also, I’ll try and include more greens in my diet, as well as make an effort to cut back on refined sugar by using a natural sweetener such as Truvia Natural Sweetener instead.
Truvia Natural Sweetener is a naturally sweet, gluten-free, plant-based sweetener, born from the leaves of the stevia plant. Truvia Natural Sweetener makes it so easy to create ‘better for you’ recipes. I can easily say goodbye to refined sugar by incorporating Truvia Natural Sweetener in my day to day meals. It is amazing for your daily beverages, appetizers and you can also bake with it. It is so versatile! I can enjoy that cup of coffee, tall glass of my favorite smoothie or a delicious bowl of warm porridge with a natural sweetness.
For recipes and substitutions that require more than 8 packets (about ⅓ cup) of Truvia Natural Sweetener, Truvia Natural Sweetener Spoonable is a great alternative. It provides the ease of whipping up a recipe without the fuss of packets. It is easy to convert and measure by just scooping out the desired amount! The sweetness from ¾ teaspoon of Truvia Natural Sweetener Spoonable (or one packet) is equivalent to that from 2 teaspoons of sugar! You can find more conversions here.
We usually start our day with this delicious finger millet porridge. It’s warm, comforting and nourishes your body with all things good.
As a kid, I would happily gobble down a big bowl of this porridge known as Tizann in Goa, India. You need few ingredients to make this fortifying porridge; 1/2 cup finger millet flour, 1 cup water, 1 cup coconut milk, ¼ teaspoon salt, and some jaggery (similar to brown sugar). Of late I’ve begun skipping jaggery and use Truvia Natural Sweetener instead to lend the required sweetness to this porridge. Hence the switch to Truvia Natural Sweetener, to start our mornings on a delicious note.
A little garnish of slivered almonds and pistachios add a little oomph to the porridge. Or you can totally skip that and use fruits instead, for some texture and garnish.
I found Truvia Natural Sweetener in the baking aisle, at my local Albertsons store, but you can easily find it at your local grocery store. I love the fantastic deals Albertsons offers every now and then! We make a trip there at least once every 2 weeks to stock up on our pantry essentials. Do you love to shop at Albertsons too? From now until 4/30, you can save $1.50 on any one package of Truvia Natural Sweetener click here!
1/2 cup finger millet flour
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
3 packets Truvia Natural Sweetener
2 tbsp slivered almonds
2 tbsp sliced pistachios
Step by step instructions
1.In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add ½ cup finger millet flour and 1 cup water. Whisk well to mix it thoroughly. Add 1 cup coconut milk and salt. Whisk well.
2.Switch on the heat to medium, cook until it thickens, stirring continuously, about 10 minutes.
3.Remove the post from heat, add 3 packets of Truvia Natural Sweetener and stir. Or transfer to individual serving bowls, and sweeten with Truvia Natural Sweetener as per your desired sweetness. Top with fruits or nuts, or a mix of both.
1.Do not stop stirring once you place the pan on heat. The porridge will turn lumpy. If that happens, simply use a whisk and beat the porridge till smooth.
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Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
- 1/2 cup finger millet flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
- 3 packets Truvia Natural Sweetener
- 2 tbsp slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp sliced pistachios
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add ½ cup finger millet flour and 1 cup water. Whisk well to mix it thoroughly. Add 1 cup coconut milk and salt. Whisk well.
- Switch on the heat to medium, cook until it thickens, stirring continuously, about 10 minutes.
- Remove the post from heat, add 3 packets of Truvia Natural Sweetener and stir. Or transfer to individual serving bowls, and sweeten with Truvia Natural Sweetener as per your desired sweetness. Top with fruits or nuts, or a mix of both.
Do not stop stirring once you place the pan on heat. The porridge will turn lumpy. If that happens, simply use a whisk and beat the porridge till smooth.
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