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Reprinted with permission from Smart Plants © 2019 by Julie Morris, published by Sterling Epicure.
1. In a small pot, add amaranth and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer, uncovered, until amaranth is chewy and tender and a thick porridge has formed, 15–20 minutes. Stir mixture frequently during the last few minutes to avoid burning.
2. Meanwhile, place berries in a small, separate pan over low heat and warm until the fruit has completely defrosted and is juicy, 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in maple syrup and cinnamon, and cover to keep warm. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt and almond extract, if using.
3. Divide amaranth porridge into two bowls. Swirl in yogurt mixture, berries, and their juices. Top with almonds and serve warm.
Add a brain boost: Top each bowl with a tablespoon of goji berries.