Fruit Salad with Chia and Amaranth
For this recipe, you will need to pop the amaranth, which is a lot like popping popcorn! To pop your amaranth, heat a pan over medium-high, put 2 tablespoons of amaranth in the pan and cover, shaking the pan above the flame until it pops. In 10 to 15 seconds you'll be done with your first batch.
Makes 4 servings
1/3 of a papaya, seeded and sliced
1/3 of a cantaloupe, sliced
1 cup green or red seedless grapes
1 seedless Valencia orange
1 gala apple
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup popped amaranth
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Chop all fruit in chunks (except banana) and mix well. Sprinkle with the sliced almonds, chia seeds, and popped amaranth, mixing again to make sure all fruit is coated. Top with sliced bananas.
Source: Gloria Huerta, Food for Life instructor, Los Angeles
Per serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 241; Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Calories from Fat: 13%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 5 g; Carbohydrate: 53 g; Sugar: 37 g; Fiber: 8 g; Sodium: 13 mg; Calcium: 82 mg; Iron: 2 mg; Vitamin C: 88 mg; Beta-Carotene: 1,648 mcg; Vitamin E: 2 mg; Potassium: 733 mg
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