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WOAH!  I loved, loved, loved reading all the wonderful comments on the Green Your Period post.  If you have not checked out the comments, I highly recommend you do so – there are so many great tips and discussions going on.  And lots of juicy TMI gossip.  Of course.

 

I promise not to discuss anything relating to vaginas for at least two weeks.  Deal?  Deal.  Can I make it up to you with a lovely breakfast recipe?

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Chewy Millet ‘Granola’ and Yogurt

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (or ground flax)
  • Greek yogurt (any flavor – I used honey)
  • Fresh fruit

 

Directions:

 

  • Bring 2 cups of water to boil and add in millet.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Drain away any extra water and return to turned-off (but still warm) stovetop.  Let stand for a minute to remove any remaining water.
  • Add maple syrup and chia seeds.  Stir thoroughly.
  • Allow millet to cool completely and then transfer to the fridge to chill (or – do what I did and stick the stainless steel pot directly in the freezer for 10 minutes).
  • In a bowl, combine millet, yogurt, and fruit fruit.  Serve and enjoy!

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The millet is like ‘granola’ because it is slightly undercooked, and thus very chewy.  I think this might bother some sensitive stomachs, so you could always cook it for a bit longer – it would just be more fluffy than chewy.

 

Personally, I loved the little chew balls.  Very yummy, especially with a pile of strawberries.

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High-ho, it’s off to work (we) go.  Stay tuned for a fun little post about working with your spouse, per Morgan’s request.

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  • Amanda July 21, 2011, 8:21 am

    I love the way you use untraditional grains in more ways than just dinner :)

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  • Angela (Oh She Glows) July 21, 2011, 8:36 am

    Looking forward to the working with your spouse post :)

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  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 21, 2011, 8:37 am

    Sounds good to me… I love all things chewy!
    I’ve been wanting to brave quinoa for breakfast, but just haven’t gotten around to it (or frankly don’t really know WHAT I’d do with it for breakfast). I love millet and it never occurred to me to eat it “sweet”. :)

    ~

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  • Molly @ RDexposed July 21, 2011, 8:37 am

    Vagina talk doesn’t bother me really that much considering that I ask people every day how their bowel function is!

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  • Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 21, 2011, 8:44 am

    That’s one of the most interesting breakfast ideas I’ve heard in a while! And I read a lot of blogs!

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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 21, 2011, 8:51 am

    Yesterday was the first time I had read your blog… which is funny, because I obviously picked an interesting day to start reading haha! ;)

    This breakfast looks great! I love the fresh strawberries! :)

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    • Caitlin July 21, 2011, 9:05 am

      Haha welcome to HTP. :)

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  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 21, 2011, 8:55 am

    I liked the period post from yesterday — and yes the comments were good (and funny some of the time!)

    I am looking forward to your next post — one day Jason and I might work together and I’m somewhat concerned with how that would go!

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  • Stephanie @cookinfanatic July 21, 2011, 9:07 am

    I’ve never tried millet before?! I do love how you incorporate fun grains into your breakfasts, so fun and much more exciting than oat bran every day (ehh hmmm me lol)!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 21, 2011, 9:15 am

    Sounds yummy! I love quinoa for breakfast but have only really tried millet in more savoury dishes, so I’ll have to give it a go! Have a good one, Caitlin! :)

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  • Katie - Life Discombobulated July 21, 2011, 9:28 am

    Dear Caitlin, I think one of the reasons your readers love your blog so much is how OPEN you are and unafraid to “go there” with some possible TMI discussions!!!! What I mean to say is: talk about vaginas ALL YOU WANT! lol It’s so great to have a forum for women to talk openly about the stuff that they might not otherwise talk about!

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  • Leslie July 21, 2011, 9:38 am

    Holy. Moly. That thread of comments from yesterday is AMAZING! And now I’m going to research this diva cup everyone is talking about. Thank you!!

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  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 21, 2011, 9:49 am

    I loved the period post! I’m going to read all the comments now :)

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  • Khushboo July 21, 2011, 9:51 am

    I love your blog because it has no boundaries! We are all adults so I say bring on the TMI posts!

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  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats July 21, 2011, 9:54 am

    Vaginas and chewy millet balls! Happy breakfast! (I couldn’t resist) ;)

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  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 21, 2011, 10:08 am

    Mmm…this looks lovely…I love how you use different grains for every meal – millet, quinoa, oats etc. I rely on bread so much and really find it helpful seeing ways to (easily) incorporate grains into my daily eating :-) xyx

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  • Jen July 21, 2011, 10:10 am

    I love millet! I’ve been writing about it a lot lately because I just can’t stop eating it! I’ve never prepared it this way though. Looks yummy! Oh, and about vaginas…girls haveta talk! Everyone loves some good TMI gossip. At least I do! I love all gossip. :D

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  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 21, 2011, 10:30 am

    I haven’t made millet for dinner in a while now, maybe I need to try it out for breakfast. It’s one of my favs that’s been ignored too long now.

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  • cathy July 21, 2011, 10:31 am

    my husband and i ran our own business for about 10 years, so i can’t wait to read your thoughts!

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  • Kaitlin @ Montgomery Minimalist July 21, 2011, 10:43 am

    I love millet, but wouldn’t have thought to have it for breakfast. I’ve always been curious about the Diva cups, so it was interesting to read about your experience–although reading about bloody cups and eating breakfast don’t exactly go together…

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  • karin (allpointswhole) July 21, 2011, 10:55 am

    Looks yummy! Thanks again for nominating allpointswhole for the 7 links; girl that made my day, week, month! In a time where Im bummed out bc of my injury, it was just the uplifting gesture I needed!

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  • Beth (Well I'll Be) July 21, 2011, 11:13 am

    I really need to jump on the millet train. You’re yogurt bowls always look so good!

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  • linda July 21, 2011, 11:14 am

    Good morning,
    I think you meant to say “drain away any extra water” in the recipe. I enjoy all your posts, even the “controversial” ones.

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  • Savannah(Sweet and Savvy) July 21, 2011, 11:24 am

    That looks so good!!:)

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  • Savannah(Sweet and Savvy) July 21, 2011, 11:24 am

    That looks so good!!:)

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  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 21, 2011, 11:28 am

    mmm I LOVE me some crunch in da morning!

    I work with my husband too….it can be tricky sometimes ;)

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  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 21, 2011, 11:28 am

    I love millet but I’ve never cooked it like this – will have to try!

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  • Dani July 21, 2011, 11:35 am

    How much yogurt do you use in your bowls?

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  • mi-an d. July 21, 2011, 11:56 am

    hey caitlin, i hardly comment on your page but after reading green your period yesterday…hahah it was def time! :) it’s refreshing to see a blogger write about awkward stuff…bc you know everyone wants to talk about it! I’m def going to whole foods to get me some diva cup… :) also, i’ve been eating millet alot lately…ahh so good!! have a great day!

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 21, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I love how you’re always using different grains in your breakfasts! I’ve never really used anything other than oats. :P

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  • j July 21, 2011, 12:59 pm

    after reading the post last night, i finally decided to try the diva cup. i’ve always been super sensitive (in a bad way) down there and my uterus is angled oddly. this means i can’t use tampons without leaking all over the place and every month it feels like hell fire in my crotch from pads. i’m hoping the diva cup brings some much deserved relief because it’s awful feeling like i have a UTI every month from feminine products. like right now. as i type this. ugh, kill me. :(

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  • Marie July 21, 2011, 1:06 pm

    This looks perrfect for my next breakfast, thanks for sharing this! Another recipe that I do a lot for breakfast, very tasty and healty is that one: http://www.amandarussellworkouts.com/node/73 it was suggested by an integrative nutrition doctor and it totally rocks!

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  • Laura @ Unchartered 20s July 21, 2011, 1:08 pm

    haha! Chew balls & vagina talk made me LOL
    :D

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  • Johanna B July 21, 2011, 1:27 pm

    I copied this recipe down so quickly this morning that I forgot to tell you how much I appreciate it. I’m still trying to get more healty grains into my diet. This is one I’ll be sure to try. I’ve got millet in the cabinet just haven’t found a recipe that I like well enough to make more than once.

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  • Bee @ Bitchy Bee July 21, 2011, 3:22 pm

    That looks delicious. I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas! :)

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  • Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) July 21, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I feel like we had the same breakfast this morning :) Except my “granola” was a mix of raw oats and fiber one cereal..close enough right!?

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  • Margaret August 15, 2011, 8:14 am

    For more information about chia seeds, and some recipe ideas, check out my website: http://www.chiativity.org

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