Carrot, Kamut and milk for babies

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Ingredients for one portion:

one grated carrot, half cup milk (regular cow, goat or rice milk), half cup water, 2 spoons kamut flour, one spoon unrefined coconut oil.

Wash peel and grate one medium carrot. Place it in a small pot with some water and let it boil for about 15 minutes. Add half cup milk, and continue boiling for 10 more minutes. Take the pot off the fire, and stir in the kamut flour. Place it back on the fire, lower the fire and keep boiling while stirring and see it thicken gradually. If too thick, add more milk. Turn of the fire, add one spoon of coconut milk, stir until it’s all homogeneous. Pour onto a plate or into a bowl. Let it cool down for a little bit and serve warm.  It tastes yummy without anything sweet added to it, but if you’d like it sweeter, add half teaspoon honey or molasses.

 

Why Kamut?

Also called Khorasan wheat, and ancient Egiptian variety of wheat, Kamut grain and flour has a nutty flavor, and the flour dissolves really easily into liquid.  Kamut provides you with fiber and protein. Protein plays a central role in maintaining strong tissue, and also aids in oxygen transport and immune function, while fiber helps lower your cholesterol, fights type 2 diabetes and maintains digestive health.

Kamut is also rich in nutrients that are essential for good health, including dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium and niacin.

The body needs manganese to support the health of the nervous system, to aid in energy metabolism and to help regulate blood sugar levels and the absorption of calcium. It is also required for the synthesis of hormones, bone tissue, proteins involved in blood coagulation and the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. People who consume plenty of high-manganese foods like Kamut may be less likely to develop diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

Magnesium helps maintain teeth and bones. It also triggers the activity of enzymes and regulates the body’s levels of vitamins and minerals like copper, vitamin D, potassium and zinc. Without enough magnesium in your diet, you may be more likely to develop diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, osteoporosis or depression.

Niacin is necessary to produce a number of endocrine hormones and to support the health of the nervous system. Also known as vitamin B-3, niacin, like all other nutrients in the B family of vitamins, is vital for the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

 

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