Rise n’ Shine! Time for a little millet porridge for breakfast. I’ve been getting so many requests for vegan breakfast ideas and healthy vegetarian recipes …. So, here y’all go.

Switch out your morning oatmeal with this yummy porridge! It’s a filling and protein-rich breakfast anytime of the year. So yummy, super comforting and warm in the winter and can be served chilled in the summer, too.

Before we move onto this porridge recipe, I wanted to chat for a minute about how to handle stressful situations when you find your head spinning, your palms sweaty, your voice a bit agitated…

You get the picture, right?


Well, here’s a little experiment to try the next time you find yourself in a situation where you’re ready to loose your cool. Before you do- don’t stress and get upset, simply stop talking and examine your body. Notice any tension. Are you feeling heavier or lighter anywhere in your body? Is your heart beating a million miles a minute? Are you ready to run away or start fighting with someone? It could be your father, sister, uncle, mail man, the cab driver, the cashier at the food store, the car in front of you in traffic…anyone.

You’ve been there. We all have.


But since I started focusing on me- and not letting external people affect the way that I feel- I’ve taken a back seat to stressful situations because honestly, they’re just not worth me getting all worked up about- stress just raises our cortisol and sends our bodies into fight or flight mode.

Not cool.

And not the way to heal. At all.

So, all those negative people- or people who yell or fight or argue about silly things in your life- you can do something about it. And you don’t need that drama in your life. Amen!

Just take a deep breath and think about your conversation.

Is it really that important that you WIN this? Is it so important that this person agree with YOUR point of view? No, it’s not. Trust me, you don’t need anyone’s permission to think what you think nor do you need their permission to feel great about yourself.


Move on. Let them think what they want. They’ll appreciate the space you give them. Yes, they will. You’ll see.  I’ve been using this for awhile now and it works. I have no anger in me- no negativity at all. I never have- but I grew up with a father who yelled a lot and it nearly killed me to be yelled at and talked to in his tone of voice for over 30 years. So, I simply said that I was going to move on with my life and control what I can- and that’s me- since I can’t control him or anyone else. And I’m a big girl, so no one, NO one messes with my feelings or makes me feel a certain way because that would simply mean that they have more power than you and no one should have more power over YOUR feelings. Plus, I make myself too happy every day to let someone else make me sad or mad!

So, try this today.  Let other people believe what they want to believe. Even if their beliefs are about you. Even if you disagree 100%.

The only thing you’ll loose is your attachment to others thoughts.

But in the meantime, you’ll reclaim your freedom.

And your joy.

And your life.

And your sanity.

And your enthusiasm.

And a whole lot more.



 Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why: The Benefits of Eating Organic.

Creamy Morning Millet Porridge {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup uncooked millet
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. dairy-free vegan butter such as Earth Balance
  • 1 Tbsp. carob powder
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook millet according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine almonds with maple syrup, butter and carob powder; toss to coat almonds completely. Spread mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven; set aside.
  4. Remove cooked millet from heat; transfer to four serving bowls. Top with almond milk, toasted almonds, coconut flakes, flax seeds, almond extract and sea salt.
  5. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Morning Millet Porridge {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have never tried Millet before, but after reading this I am very excited to go to the store and try it!! Thanks again for a great recipe and lots of great info!! Have a wonderful blessed day!! Oh, and I love the Little Green Pouch’s! Would be awesome to have for my baby granddaughter who just turned 7 months and is living with us!! #blessed

  2. This sounds so good! I’ve got some millet I bought on a whim and I haven’t used it yet…I think this recipe will change that! Also, I love this post. I really need to work on just taking a deep breath and not getting worked up about situations where in upset! I love these honest posts – keep it up girl, you’re truly an inspiration!

  3. Definitely looking forward to trying millet as a new breakfast! This was a really thought provoking post. I’ve been feeling really down and like there are a lot of negative people in my life who always want something from me but are unwilling to give so much as a phone call in return. It’s been hard and this post helped!

  4. Hi Amie
    Only recently I discovered your blog and I am very happy that I have!
    Love your honest advice, your thorough and professional research on health issues and all those alternatives you inform us about. Very, very helpful and enlightening!

  5. Love love love this ….”….lose your attachment”. I’ve been held back for so long …it’s time to break free.

    Peace Amie xoxoxo

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Amie, Great piece on feelings and how to handle stress. I’ll try your technique the next time I encounter stress and have negative feelings. But most of the time I’m pretty positive and happy.
    I have a Hypo Thyroid and was told not to eat millet. Have you ever heard that?
    This looks really good !!! I just used oatmeal.
    THANKS !!!

  7. I love millet and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Can’t wait to try this recipes, Amie! 🙂